Category: Walking

Pull of the Munro Bagging Bug 1

Pull of the Munro Bagging Bug

So now I can see why so many people are Munro bagging addicts. I have always loved the Scottish mountains and almost everything else that goes with our great outdoors but until this weekend...

One sister walks Five Sister – but where are all the other sisters? 1

One sister walks Five Sister – but where are all the other sisters?

We found Scotland at its best again last weekend when Mr Outdoors and I joined dozen or so other walkers to hike The Five Sisters of Kintail. The outing was organised to raise money...

Walking and talking 0

Walking and talking

For 17 years a group of friends has met at different locations throughout the UK for an annual walking weekend. While a couple of people have been to every event, some have missed just...

Munro-tastic 1

Munro-tastic

So while Asda were being useless I escaped the domestic nightmare and headed off for a tranquil night in the Angus Glens. I was being hosted by the Angus Glens Walking Festival (takes place...

Nick Crane Takes A Great Scottish Journey 0

Nick Crane Takes A Great Scottish Journey

Nick Crane is in wilderness heaven. Tramping across boggy moorland and harsh mountains in the Highlands, en route from Dundonnell to Loch Maree, the renowned geographer may be ankle-deep in mud and battling rain...

Go girls outdoors 0

Go girls outdoors

I’d forgotten about this article that I recently wrote for the shiny new-ish magazine Scotland Outdoors. It highlights the rise in the number of women-only outdoors courses. While most women still love to spend...

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Munro tops!

A tri club pal texted last night to suggest an early morning run up Ben Vorlich, close to Loch Lomond. How could Fiona Outdoors resist this challenge? As luck would have it, the husband...