Category: Walking

Beautiful Scottish photos:  Wintry Arbroath Abbey 2

Beautiful Scottish photos: Wintry Arbroath Abbey

We might have been enjoying an unusually warm and sunny spell in Scotland (except for today’s rain!) but Janey Andrews of guided walking and cycling company Glentrek thought no-one would mind taking a look...

Three cheers for the Moonwalk supporters 0

Three cheers for the Moonwalk supporters

My dad, who should by rights be known as Grandpa Outdoors but who will, for the purposes of this blog, be called Dad-in-a-Support-Car, spent Saturday night and a great deal of Sunday as part...

Scottish loch wins top tourist award 0

Scottish loch wins top tourist award

I love Aviemore. (I’ve written about the Scottish town and the surrounding area many times.) It’s a great place for all kinds of reasons – and for all sorts of people. But mainly I...

The Dads complete the Caledonian Challenge 6

The Dads complete the Caledonian Challenge

Sophie’s Dad didn’t need to say a word. His shuffle-limp-grimace walk that brought him into the assembly room this evening for the primary school’s musical evening pretty much said it all. The rest was...

2 guys, 2 bikes, 4 feet, 3 peaks = 1200 miles for charity 2

2 guys, 2 bikes, 4 feet, 3 peaks = 1200 miles for charity

Some people set off to cycle Land’s End to John O’Groats (or vice versa). Some people set off to climb to the top of Britain’s three highest peaks. Now two guys are going to...

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....