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Into the wilds

Into the wilds

Into the wilds

With heavy snow and gales forecast, I wanted to get up a hill before the bad weather struck. My appetite for Torridon Grahams had been whetted after an…


Falls are a haven on walk in woods

Falls are a haven on walk in woods

Falls are a haven on walk in woods

Keith is in the heart of whisky country, so a brisk walk could be just the thing to clear the head the morning after a dram or two!


Let it snow!

Let it snow!

Let it snow!

Weather can cause all sorts of problems for people in the mountains, not least during the winter.


My just desserts for cold clamber

My just desserts for cold clamber

My just desserts for cold clamber

Considering its nickname of Pudding Hill, the Loch Ness-side Graham of Meall Fuar-mhonaidh, seemed an appropriately festive ascent considering my mild…


Prayers answered on this perfect day

Prayers answered on this perfect day

Prayers answered on this perfect day

They follow one after the other on the drive down Glen Torridon, a magnificent triptych. First is Beinn Eighe, then Liathach, their soaring rocky ramparts…


Rocky summit is just child's play

Rocky summit is just child's play

Rocky summit is just child's play

Despite years of traipsing to Aviemore to explore the area’s vast opportunities for outdoor fun, I’d never ventured up one of its most popular…


Adventures to help lift up the soul

Adventures to help lift up the soul

Adventures to help lift up the soul

The Active Outdoors team have had another busy year exploring and experiencing the north of Scotland at its best (and occasionally at its worst).


Take a break and head for the glens

Take a break and head for the glens

Take a break and head for the glens

Trips down the A9 aren't something I look forward to especially as the couple of hundred miles south to the Central belt seem to take up most of the brief…


Taking aim in Affric

Taking aim in Affric

Taking aim in Affric

I've made no secret of my love of this low-level walk that gives a glimpse into the awe-inspiring landscapes of Glen Affric, so it was a pleasure to lead…


Keeping close to home comforts

Keeping close to home comforts

Keeping close to home comforts

Transporting my road bike out of Inverness opens up wider opportunities for cycling, but I always like to just jump in the saddle and start from home.


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