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ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Making tracks for others to follow

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Making tracks for others to follow

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Making tracks for others to follow

Map-maker Steve Smirthwaite chats to John Davidson about exploring West Moray, Nairn and Dava to produce his latest mountain bike-friendly guide


Stunning peak will take the breath away

Stunning peak will take the breath away

Stunning peak will take the breath away

It was love at first sight when I first laid eyes on Stac Pollaidh as a teenager many years ago.


OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Red, black and blue - the effect of mountain bike trails in the wet!

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Red, black and blue - the effect of mountain bike trails in the wet!

OUT AND ABOUT WITH RALPH: Red, black and blue - the effect of mountain bike trails in the wet!

Downpours make for a tough test on tricky trails in Lake District – but ‘Ralph maun ride’!


£218k raised towards £300k An Teallach path repairs – but this is just the start

£218k raised towards £300k An Teallach path repairs – but this is just the start

£218k raised towards £300k An Teallach path repairs – but this is just the start

There are growing demands for a sustainable system to fund path repairs on Scotland’s mountains a year into a campaign to fix routes on An Teallach.


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!


ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Head in the clouds on dramatic Torridon scramble

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Head in the clouds on dramatic Torridon scramble

ACTIVE OUTDOORS: Head in the clouds on dramatic Torridon scramble

John Davidson completes a long-awaited and exhilarating hill walk and scramble on one of Torridon’s beautiful sandstone giants


New £3.4m mountain bike centre on cards for Fort Augustus

New £3.4m mountain bike centre on cards for Fort Augustus

New £3.4m mountain bike centre on cards for Fort Augustus

A proposed new £3.4 million mountain bike trail centre and outdoor hub close to Loch Ness is seeking planning consent from Highland Council.


PICTURES: More than 450 take part as Inverness hosts 2024 Scottish Orienteering Championships

PICTURES: More than 450 take part as Inverness hosts 2024 Scottish Orienteering Championships

PICTURES: More than 450 take part as Inverness hosts 2024 Scottish Orienteering Championships

Hundreds of competitors descended on Inverness on Saturday as the local orienteering club hosted the 2024 Scottish Orienteering Championships.


Dunnet Forest roadside stroll unearths a trail of destruction

Dunnet Forest roadside stroll unearths a trail of destruction

Dunnet Forest roadside stroll unearths a trail of destruction

Making Space for Nature by Paul Castle


Inverness youngster completes Affric-Kintail Way horseriding challenge to support grass sickness charity

Inverness youngster completes Affric-Kintail Way horseriding challenge to support grass sickness charity

Inverness youngster completes Affric-Kintail Way horseriding challenge to support grass sickness charity

An Inverness teen has completed a strenuous 44 mile trek on horseback journey to raise money for a charity close to her heart.


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