Category: Walking

Guest blogger: Looking the part for the Moonwalk isn’t just about the bras 0

Guest blogger: Looking the part for the Moonwalk isn’t just about the bras

Ellen is a good friend and fellow freelance journalist. She plans to take part in the 26.2 Edinburgh Moonwalk this year. Last month she blogged about Zumba dancing and walking ‘n’ talking. Now she’s turning...

Guest blogger: Getting moving and keeping going 0

Guest blogger: Getting moving and keeping going

Ellen is a good friend and fellow freelance journalist. She plans to take part in the 26.2 Edinburgh Moonwalk this year. Earlier this month she blogged about how a cow got in the way of her...

Guest blogger: Getting hip to my Moonwalk worries 4

Guest blogger: Getting hip to my Moonwalk worries

Ellen is a good friend and fellow freelance journalist. She plans to take part in the 26.2 Edinburgh Moonwalk this year. Last week she blogged about her whys. This week a cow gets in the...

Scottish climber walks away from 1000ft fall 3

Scottish climber walks away from 1000ft fall

This is an amazing story of survival. Adam Potter, of Glasgow, fell 1000ft from a Scottish mountain at the weekend – and then stood up to greet his rescuers. No-one would have believed him...

Guest blog: Why Ellen has signed up for the Edinburgh Moonwalk 6

Guest blog: Why Ellen has signed up for the Edinburgh Moonwalk

Ellen is a good friend and fellow freelance journalist. When she mentioned on Facebook that she’d signed up for this year’s Edinburgh Moonwalk I was, frankly, gobsmacked. I can still recall her agony following...

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...