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Forest car parks and trails to remain open during lockdown

Forest car parks and trails to remain open during lockdown

Forest car parks and trails to remain open during lockdown

Many forest walking and mountain biking trails are to remain open for local access during the new lockdown.


Charity urges Scots to get out for a walk every day this winter

Charity urges Scots to get out for a walk every day this winter

Charity urges Scots to get out for a walk every day this winter

A WALKING charity is encouraging people to get outdoors and walk in their local area to help boost mental and physical wellbeing during the lockdown.


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!


Walkers fined over Covid rules breach after mountain rescue

Walkers fined over Covid rules breach after mountain rescue

Walkers fined over Covid rules breach after mountain rescue

Two men were given fixed penalty notices after being rescued from a Munro on Hogmanay.


Looking back on a year like no other

Looking back on a year like no other

Looking back on a year like no other

John Davidson considers the importance of the outdoors in helping to deal with a tough year of lockdown and uncertainties


Active Outdoors – 2020 in photos

Active Outdoors – 2020 in photos

Active Outdoors – 2020 in photos

John Davidson selects some of his favourite photos of the year in this collection from our 2020 features.


SUP or kayak for Christmas? Play safe, pleads RNLI

SUP or kayak for Christmas? Play safe, pleads RNLI

SUP or kayak for Christmas? Play safe, pleads RNLI

Watersports enthusiasts are being urged to make sure safety gear was part of any Christmas gifts they received to enjoy their favourite sport.


Tough year for Groats trail as it looks forward to 2021

Tough year for Groats trail as it looks forward to 2021

Tough year for Groats trail as it looks forward to 2021

After a trying year for the John O'Groats Trail it looks forward to increasing membership and employing a full-time manager in 2021.


Six winter walks across the Highlands and Moray

Six winter walks across the Highlands and Moray

Six winter walks across the Highlands and Moray

A winter walk is a great way to embrace the fresh air and benefit from the great outdoors. John Davidson suggests six strolls in the north of Scotland


Call for people to enjoy Christmas walks 'with respect'

Call for people to enjoy Christmas walks 'with respect'

Call for people to enjoy Christmas walks 'with respect'

Landowners in the region are urging people heading for the outdoors this festive season to respect the countryside.


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