Category: Walking

Nordic walking: The fun and fitness benefits 0

Nordic walking: The fun and fitness benefits

Nordic walking is one of the fastest growing fitness activities in Britain – and it’s easy to see the appeal. Nordic walking is basically a high energy style of walking that utilises special poles...

Kit review: North Face women’s fleece 0

Kit review: North Face women’s fleece

Yesterday I was forced to put my North Face 100 Khyber fleece in the wash. I didn’t like the idea (not one bit) but after a week of almost non-stop wear the time had...

Kit review: Suunto Core watch with altimeter 2

Kit review: Suunto Core watch with altimeter

“Oh, look, we’ve climbed 100 metres.” “Wow, we’re now at 450 metres.” “Fi! Look! It says 700 metres.” “Do you want to see, babe? Fi, look here… Look at my watch. We’ve just climbed...

Mountaineers scoop half price train tickets 0

Mountaineers scoop half price train tickets

Are you planning on a winter hill walking trip? Or perhaps you are hoping to get away for a few days in January to experience Scotland’s mountains in the snow, whether on foot, bike...

Kit review: Keen Hoodoo Mid boots 1

Kit review: Keen Hoodoo Mid boots

We had tons of snow here in Scotland. Then came the big thaw. But just as the thaw was taking place, the temperatures suddenly dropped and now our outside world has turned into one...

Kit review: New multi scarf Ruffnek 2

Kit review: New multi scarf Ruffnek

Buffs, ruffs, neckies, multi-scarf, hat/scarf thingies. Call them what you will. The simple yet versatile tube of soft fabric that multi tasks so brilliantly should be celebrated! In particular, this simple yet versatile item...

Kit review: Nikwax Tech Wash and TX Direct Wash 4

Kit review: Nikwax Tech Wash and TX Direct Wash

I was experiencing a little leakage, caused by a fair amount of saturation. Neither were pleasant, especially when caught out miles from anywhere and while walking for many hours. No, don’t worry, this blog...

Walking, biking, yoga and MBT skills all in one weekend 0

Walking, biking, yoga and MBT skills all in one weekend

A fantastic weekend in Scotland’s great outdoors recently included a bike and hike to the summit of the Munro Beinn Dearg, near Blair Atholl (thanks to the Mighty Vickster for the loan of her...

Kit review: ‘Keen’ to take you off-road 0

Kit review: ‘Keen’ to take you off-road

Anyone who has seen my Keen Targhee II off-road shoes either immediately loves them – or asks about them. Not everyone thinks the look of the walking footwear is as funky and desirable as...

Guest blog: A stroll around Lochwinnoch 0

Guest blog: A stroll around Lochwinnoch

My roving outdoors guest blogger Romy Beard and her partner Wes headed to Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire for a fab winter walk. Romy writes: November always seems so cold and rainy and so the minute I...