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Dreaming of adventures to come on trails close to home

Dreaming of adventures to come on trails close to home

Dreaming of adventures to come on trails close to home

John Davidson takes the mountain bike for a trip on some off-road trails around some of the lochs in the hills to the south of Inverness


The story of Active Outdoors

The story of Active Outdoors

The story of Active Outdoors

Find out a little bit more about Active Outdoors, and meet the team behind the north's number one outdoors column!


Covid lockdown separated author from his inspiration

Covid lockdown separated author from his inspiration

Covid lockdown separated author from his inspiration

Highland author John D Burns was stopped in his tracks by the start of lockdown last year.


Mountain bothies in 'wild and lonely places' in the Highlands and Islands must not be used until clear Covid–19 guidance is issued

Mountain bothies in 'wild and lonely places' in the Highlands and Islands must not be used until clear Covid–19 guidance is issued

Mountain bothies in 'wild and lonely places' in the Highlands and Islands must not be used until clear Covid–19 guidance is issued

The Mountain Bothie Association (MBA) has issued a statement reminding walkers that bothies should not be used, other than in an emergency.


MTB trail around corner for school kids

MTB trail around corner for school kids

MTB trail around corner for school kids

Pupils at Inverness Royal Academy are hoping to get their own mountain bike skills course built on the school grounds.


Wildlife and solitude on local hills

Wildlife and solitude on local hills

Wildlife and solitude on local hills

ACTIVE OUTDOORS John Davidson enjoys a day in the hills when he climbs Beinn Bhuidhe in the Monadhliath using the access route to Dunmaglass wind farm


Highland hill walkers, naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts wanted for first major study of mountain hares

Highland hill walkers, naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts wanted for first major study of mountain hares

Highland hill walkers, naturalists and outdoor enthusiasts wanted for first major study of mountain hares

Organisers say gathering more accurate information about them will help inform conservation efforts.


Practice makes perfect on a roll in the kayak

Practice makes perfect on a roll in the kayak

Practice makes perfect on a roll in the kayak

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Dreaming of warmer days on some calm kayaking adventures around Caithness


Cape Wrath Ultra and Salomon Skyline Scotland among events back on schedule for mountain runners in summer 2021

Cape Wrath Ultra and Salomon Skyline Scotland among events back on schedule for mountain runners in summer 2021

Cape Wrath Ultra and Salomon Skyline Scotland among events back on schedule for mountain runners in summer 2021

An eight-day ultra-running event is set to return to Sutherland this summer, organisers have announced.


A solo cycle on the quiet roads of Strathnairn

A solo cycle on the quiet roads of Strathnairn

A solo cycle on the quiet roads of Strathnairn

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Taking to the open roads for an escape from confines of the home office


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