Category: Travel

A weekend of cycling and walking in Torridon 3

A weekend of cycling and walking in Torridon

My leg muscles are almost as sore as they were post-Loch Ness Marathon. My quads and calves are actually painful to touch and I am having trouble walking normally, let alone descending stairs. But...

FamilyOutdoors slope off to France 0

FamilyOutdoors slope off to France

FionaOutdoors, Little Miss Outdoors and the G-Force take to the slopes in Flaine, France. Yes, yes, I know the skiing and snowboarding are fab in Scotland, too, but sometimes we crave a little away...

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...

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...

Jersey: the island for outdoors activities 0

Jersey: the island for outdoors activities

Hmm. While I’m a little loathed to admit this, I have discovered a great new outdoors playground that isn’t called Scotland – instead it’s called Jersey. Ha, ha, I hear you laugh, isn’t Jersey...

Kit review: The Slanket! 1

Kit review: The Slanket!

With forecasters predicting a sunnier summer and tourism bods reporting a rise in the value-for-money staycation, it’s likely that good old-fashioned camping is going to be a hot trend. So maybe this strange new...

Sun, fun and the happiest happy couple 1

Sun, fun and the happiest happy couple

Sun, space hopper fun and amazing fairy cakes were some of the delights encountered by the Family Outdoors at a tri club pal’s recent wedding in Herefordshire. The bride Jo’s amazing attention to detail...

What is snowboarding good for? 0

What is snowboarding good for?

Heading out for my first run after our fantabulous (Little Miss Outdoors’ word) skiing/boarding holiday in Tignes les Brevieres I suddenly had the awful feeling that I might be getting old. Every step threw...