Category: Walking

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...

Finally, I ran to the top! 0

Finally, I ran to the top!

The first time I took the G-Force to run Dumgoyne hill, near Strathblane, I was fairly confident that I’d at least keep up with him. After all I’ve summitted this 1400ft scenic icon several...

Hey walkers, what’s in your bag? 1

Hey walkers, what’s in your bag?

The strange thing is that only a week or so ago I had been discussing with a fellow mountain walking pal that it would be great to set up some kind of specific Munro...

More walkers – more places to walk 0

More walkers – more places to walk

More evidence that walking – and outdoors life in general – is climbing to new heights among the general public. A recent announcement from the National Trust revealed that the number of walks being...

Call to the girls 3

Call to the girls

So it seems (according to the comments on my latest blog) that perhaps the girls do want to have more fun in Scotland’s great outdoors but they are either a) stuck at basecamp while...