Category: Walking

Hey girls, don’t you want to have fun in the outdoors? 4

Hey girls, don’t you want to have fun in the outdoors?

A few of us outdoorsy women were chatting on Twitter and Facebook about the distinct lack of women in the outdoors. I’ve blogged about this before. I’ve even taken to counting the number of...

Kit-review: A greener kind of walking boot 0

Kit-review: A greener kind of walking boot

Over recent years there appears to be something of a growing trend for walking. From staycationing families to Munro baggers, the stats and anecdotal evidence seem to point to greater numbers of people getting...

Wild camping and Munro bagging in Knoydart 8

Wild camping and Munro bagging in Knoydart

The road end, before the walk into Knoydart, and into an area that many claim to be the last true wilderness region of Scotland, is suitably abrupt. Indeed, the road at Kinloch Hourn, in...

A turn on BBC Radio Scotland! 0

A turn on BBC Radio Scotland!

The typical mid-life crisis is now happening earlier… to people aged aged 35 to 45. That’s what a new piece of research has suggested. So Fred Macaulay decided to give the topic some consideration...

Guest blog: Scenic Arrochar walk 0

Guest blog: Scenic Arrochar walk

My now regular guest blogger Romy Beard headed to Arrochar for a day of hillwalking. Romy is originally from Luxembourg and although she’s been living in Scotland on and off for 10 years she is making...

I so, so, so, so want one! An awesome duck down jacket 1

I so, so, so, so want one! An awesome duck down jacket

I get cold, as I’ve said before. And another Scottish winter is coming. Last year I discovered a total love of the winter mountains, but that meant I was faced with even greater challenges...

Scottish walking website up for top award 0

Scottish walking website up for top award

Great news for one of my favourite websites, Walkhighlands. The fantastic Scottish walking resource has reached the finals of VisitScotland’s prestigious Thistle Awards. Walkhighlands has been nominated in the Innovation category for the development...

Guest blogger: Nina’s momentous first Munro 5

Guest blogger: Nina’s momentous first Munro

Nina conquers her first Munro, Sgor Gaoith Guest blogger Nina Smirnoff describes herself as: “A budding entrepreneur and hotel sales specialist with 15 years’ experience. I love hills, beaches, food, wine, gardens, dogs and...

The Munro after the cycle the day before 0

The Munro after the cycle the day before

There was the epic Bealach Mor Cycle Sportive on the Saturday. This was surely enough exercise by anyone’s standards. 90 miles in just over 5 1/2 hours, burning off some 5000 calories and giving...

Kit review: Carn walking boots 0

Kit review: Carn walking boots

A summit of Slioch (a Munro) on Sunday offered a great opportunity to test-walk a pair of much-renowned CÀRN trekking boots. I wouldn’t normally wear a new pair of boots for a serious mountain walk...