Category: Travel

Book reviews: Three different views of Scotland 0

Book reviews: Three different views of Scotland

I have been sent a few books, and they fit an outdoorsy theme. Here I give my reviews of the books. Halcyon in the Hebrides by Bob Orrell After 60 years of sailing in...

Ever thought of a walking holiday In Austria? 0

Ever thought of a walking holiday In Austria?

There are many places I’d love to walk and having skied in Austria I can see the appeal of a hiking holiday in this gorgeous country. Here my guest blogger reports on how to...

Wild camping and walking in Sutherland 2

Wild camping and walking in Sutherland

I recently ticked off two must-do on my Scottish bucket list. The first was to summit the most northerly Munro of Ben Hope. The second was to walk to and wild camp at the...

Looking for an adventure? Try Thailand 0

Looking for an adventure? Try Thailand

Think of Thailand and you’ll no doubt conjure up images of fabulous beaches and the odd Buddhist temple. But did you know there are a host of adventure activities to take in during a...

Full body work out weekend 0

Full body work out weekend

On Saturday I walked/ran 10.5 miles over four Munros to give the ultimate lower-body workout. On Sunday I washed, scrubbed and cleaned 10 metres squared of decking to give the ultimate upper-body workout. Today...

Kit review: Caribee Fast Track 45 wheeled rucksack 0

Kit review: Caribee Fast Track 45 wheeled rucksack

Hello. My name is FionaOutdoors and I have a confession to make. I am a Rucksack Addict. I want to share my story of a recent bad case of Rucksack Envy. This isn’t easy...

Courchevel for the budget conscious skier 0

Courchevel for the budget conscious skier

Courchevel? One of the hottest ski resorts in the Three Valleys area of France? The top Alpine resort that is a regular haunt of the rich and famous? Yes, that’s the place! And last...

Are you a skier on a mission for a great black run? 0

Are you a skier on a mission for a great black run?

What is your skiing “type”? Are you happiest on long and flattering blue and red runs, whiling your days away enjoying the scenery and staying within your comfort zone? Are you a journey skier?...

The official ‘wild’ map of Scotland 0

The official ‘wild’ map of Scotland

Certainly, I reckon you’d agree, Scotland boasts a great deal of land that could be called “wild”. But how do you define “wild”? According to a new Scottish Natural Heritage project: “Wildness is a...