Category: Walking

An outdoors birthday weekend of discovery 1

An outdoors birthday weekend of discovery

I love a birthday. It doesn’t matter whether it’s mine or anyone else’s. I enjoy the fun, the treats, the surprises and the excuse for a party or celebration. So I’ve never really worried...

Sign up for a great charity walk challenge this summer 0

Sign up for a great charity walk challenge this summer

Walking. It’s just so good for you! Research reveals that walking keeps you young, both physically and mentally. It’s a highly accessible form of cardiovascular exercise and helps to tone your whole body, especially...

Guest blog: The Chronicles of Narnain 0

Guest blog: The Chronicles of Narnain

My new guest blogger is David McKay. Known to me as Cuptie (I’m not sure I know why!), he has been a journo colleague and friend for many years. Until recently I had no...

Guest blogger: A hike up the Welsh Matterhorn 0

Guest blogger: A hike up the Welsh Matterhorn

Guest blogger @MrIrvingClarke continues his “walking posts from Wales” series with this hike up the Welsh Matterhorn known as Cnicht. @MrIvingClarke  is 36-year-old Yoric Irving-Clarke, who works in Supported Housing – and likes to...

Two Scottish walks listed in ‘1000 ultimate experiences’ 0

Two Scottish walks listed in ‘1000 ultimate experiences’

The Lonely Planet is world-acclaimed as the smart travelling person’s series of bibles. I’ve been grateful for my own Lonely Planet books throughout decades of heading overseas – and I love how the dog-earred...

Conic Hill revisited – this time with a very novice Scottish hill walker 0

Conic Hill revisited – this time with a very novice Scottish hill walker

I’ve known Em for decades. (It’s scary but true as we met at uni.) But just because we are great friends, doesn’t mean that we share many of the same outdoors interests. We just...

Guest blog: Twitter walker on The Snowdon Horseshoe 0

Guest blog: Twitter walker on The Snowdon Horseshoe

@MrIrvingClarke chats on Twitter. The other day he tweeted about a walk he’d enjoyed to the highest peak in Wales. I tweeted back and said it sounded fab because it wasn’t the usual tourist...

Kit review: Fast-paced Adidas hiking shoes 0

Kit review: Fast-paced Adidas hiking shoes

Wispa the Wonder Whippet has been assisting me in the development of a new form of exercise. I’m not sure I really needed any more exercise in my life but this new, very fast-paced...

New walk challenge for Scotland 0

New walk challenge for Scotland

A new walking event in Perthshire is set to attract even more hikers to get outdoors this summer. Joining an already popular stable of hiking and cycling challenges in Scotland, The Cateran Yomp will...

Step out this spring with Perthshire walks guides 0

Step out this spring with Perthshire walks guides

I think I actually felt the first rays of spring sunshine today. No doubt there will be more snow to come before spring properly appears but the slight lift in temperatures got me thinking...