Category: Walking

The latest female tally 2

The latest female tally

I’ve blogged a few times about the seemingly disproportionate number of men enjoying our hills and the great outdoors in general. In fact, every time I’m out and about I make a point of...

Winter Munros wonderland – Part 2 0

Winter Munros wonderland – Part 2

Yet more glorious hiking and climbing in Scotland’s amazing winter wonderland this weekend. I think perhaps I have struck it lucky and embarked on my first experiences of winter walking during a year of...

It’s all in the detail 0

It’s all in the detail

Sometimes I come across new fitness/outdoors kit that includes a detail that is so fab I want to tell everyone about it. This time it’s a couple of new Nike products that I recently...

The smart way to reach your next adventure? 0

The smart way to reach your next adventure?

A Scottish company has come up with a great idea. Go Where will provide bespoke transport for mountain bikers, road cyclists, walkers, kite surfers, golfers, first-time Scotland visitors and, really, any kind of outdoors...

Oh-so-happy with my new Helly Hansen top 0

Oh-so-happy with my new Helly Hansen top

I started with the traditional dark blue version of the Helly Hansen long-sleeved baselayer many years ago. It’s the one that almost all sporty, outdoorsy types will have owned/still own. Certainly anyone who ever...

New navigation course for girls only 1

New navigation course for girls only

Again, evidence of more people keen to get out – and safely – in Scotland’s great outdoors. And another nod to a trend I have written about before. The latest outdoors course to be...

And then the sun came out… 0

And then the sun came out…

How remarkably different was Sunday’s walking compared to Saturday’s. With only one Munro top to summit to bag we took a more leisurely approach to the day. We were also gratified to find that...

Munro mystery solved 0

Munro mystery solved

If you has asked me a year ago to define a Munro bagger I might have suggested they were a little mad and most likely obsessive. Bagging a round of theses Scottish mountains over...

Second isle of the week – Arran 0

Second isle of the week – Arran

Back home from the Isle of Jersey I headed straight from the plane (thanks Flybe for your superb punctuality arriving in Edinburgh) to Ardrossan for the Arran ferry, picking up Little Miss Outdoors en...