Category: Walking

A weekend of cycling and walking in Torridon 3

A weekend of cycling and walking in Torridon

My leg muscles are almost as sore as they were post-Loch Ness Marathon. My quads and calves are actually painful to touch and I am having trouble walking normally, let alone descending stairs. But...

Fell runner breaks record for fastest Munro round 4

Fell runner breaks record for fastest Munro round

Fell runner Stephen Pyke has broken the record for the fastest solo round of of all 283 Munros*. The epic bagger, known as Spyke, today completed the round in just 39 days and nine...

A great weekend in Scotland’s great outdoors 3

A great weekend in Scotland’s great outdoors

It seems that the god of outdoors weather was out with us this weekend. The G-Force and I had planned a weekend that would include some Munro bagging and a big cycle. I’d fancied...

3 Scottish outdoors guides 0

3 Scottish outdoors guides

Perhaps you have seen these VisitScotland guides at local tourist centres or in accommodation providers around Scotland? They are filled with info about great places for adventure, walking and mountain biking/road cycling in Scotland....

Only the finest dining for Cal Chall hubbies 2

Only the finest dining for Cal Chall hubbies

The husbands of several friends are taking part in this year’s Caledonian Challenge. The event involves a hike of 54 miles non-stop along the West Highland Way (the original in a stable of Scotland’s...

A guest blog: Mountain rescue funds raiser 0

A guest blog: Mountain rescue funds raiser

I’ve known Simon Willis for many years as a journalist and latterly as a keen kayaker. He asked me if he could post a blog on my site because he believes the Kintail Mountain...

Hi-tec walking boots for kids and women 0

Hi-tec walking boots for kids and women

Eleven-year-old daughters are notoriously difficult to please. Little Miss Outdoors is no different and she knows what she likes, especially when it comes to clothing. “Funky, black, pink and purple are good,” says Little Miss....

Review: Hi-tec walking boot 0

Review: Hi-tec walking boot

The nice people at Hi-tec have sent me a pair of walking boots to test-drive on the hills around Aviemore this weekend. It’s the first time for more than 20 years that I have...

Gold in them there Munros? 0

Gold in them there Munros?

Oh, oh.. here’s another great reason become a Munro bagging addict… or even just a Munro bagger. For a gold mining company is bidding to restart an old mine beneath Ben Lui, in the...