Sunday Mail: Camera stalking

It’s the rutting season for red deer in Scotland and all across the hills and glens you can hear the eerie roaring and groaning as the stags try to court their hind. If you get close enough you may even witness the stags clashing antlers with other stags as their fight off their rivals. But seeing red […]

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The day I (mostly) pushed my bike to a mountain top – and other Munros

The title of this blog doesn’t sound too promising does it? What would be the point of walking uphill to the top of a Munro while pushing a bike? Why not just walk uphill instead? Walking uphill while pushing a mountain bike is not the easiest thing to do. It is easier simply to walk. […]

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Kitesurfing on holiday in Tarifa

Maybe you enjoy lounging on a beach or beside a pool for the whole of your summer holiday abroad – but, then again, perhaps you prefer to do something much more active instead. Many people do and a warm weather holiday is a great place to cycle, rock climb, walk, or learn a new skill […]

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Berghaus Ulvetanna Hybrid jacket

Just like bikes, there is always an N+1 situation with insulated jackets. These days there are insulated jackets for all weathers and circumstances and I am an absolute sucker for a new style or type. So, when is an insulated jacket so much more than just an insulated jacket? When it’s the new Berghaus Ulvetanna […]

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Mapping out the Cycletta in Scotland

Macmillan Cycletta is the UK’s leading series of women-only bike rides. The events, across the UK, are supported by Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton. These are cycling challenges for women of all ages and abilities and at the Scone, near Perth, event on October 5, 2014, there are four distances to choose from: Novice 20km […]

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Spain: Explore the great outdoors

Continuing a blog series of great outdoors things to do in different countries, this time freelance writer Nina Jackson focuses on Spain. If you have had your fill of lying on the beach sunning yourself style holidays, an active vacation could be for you. Spain offers a varied landscape and year-round warmth  (as well as […]

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Kit review: Hi-Tec Sierra Lite walking boots

Walking boots do not have to be made of brown leather. There are many that are, and serve hill walkers very well, but these days there are also boots that are designed in lighter weight materials and come in a range of funky colours. Hi-Tec have been behind some of the brightest looking walking boots […]

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Mountain biking for miles and miles in the Scottish wilds

A friend and fellow triathlete Nick reveals a superb off-the-beaten track mountain biking route from Tyndrum to Tyndrum and via Breadalbane (Perthshire) and Rannoch Moor. Nick writes: Much as I have loved mountain biking since buying my first one in 1986, I have never been anything other than pretty rubbish at going over “technical” terrain. Visits […]

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The fun of Munroaming

A few weeks ago I started a Facebook group called Munroaming. The idea is that people who want to walk or bag Munros can get together on-line (and in real time) to swap ideas, tips and advice. Some might meet up if they fancy walking the same Munro or Munros. Munroaming is also about matching […]

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Four women, three countries, two months, one river

When daydreaming about a new adventure American medic Amber Valenti did not restrict her imagination. She gave her mind a good workout and let herself think far and wide. In the end, she came up with her ultimate kayaking trip. Amber’s dream plan was to paddle a free flowing river from source to sea. But free-flowing […]

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