FionaOutdoors Blog

Are you a French speaking walks guide? 0

Are you a French speaking walks guide?

Glentrek, a guided walking and holiday company based in the Angus Glens, Scotland, is looking to hire the services of a French speaking walks guide. Glentrek has been in talks with a French walking...

Sun and fab views on three Glenfinnan Munros 1

Sun and fab views on three Glenfinnan Munros

The G-Force had been “saving” the Munros at Glenfinnan for a spring or summer’s day. He wanted to be able to savour the gorgeous surrounding scenery in nicer weather. As luck would have it...

Hi-tec walking boots for kids and women 0

Hi-tec walking boots for kids and women

Eleven-year-old daughters are notoriously difficult to please. Little Miss Outdoors is no different and she knows what she likes, especially when it comes to clothing. “Funky, black, pink and purple are good,” says Little Miss....

Loving the fitness buzz at Arthur’s Seat 0

Loving the fitness buzz at Arthur’s Seat

With half an hour to spare after an Edinburgh meeting and before sunset I headed to Arthur’s Seat for a quick jog. I have run up and around Arthur’s Seat a few times over...

Most of the seasons in one day on Drumochter Munros 0

Most of the seasons in one day on Drumochter Munros

The day started with pouring rain, then headed through snow, low cloud and mist – before finally turning into a gorgeous, sunny afternoon. It was warm, then cold, then freezing, then cooler and then...

Adventure on the island of Jersey 2

Adventure on the island of Jersey

Yes, yes, Scotland will always be my number one country for adventure. But sometimes it’s good to head off overseas to discover what other places have to offer. While I would never have imagined...

Stunning ski touring in the Cairngorms 0

Stunning ski touring in the Cairngorms

The G-Force and FionaOutdoors on their first ski touring adventure I had never tried ski touring before. I’d imagined it to be a duller version of downhill skiing, and certainly nowhere near as thrilling...

Talking, walking and talking in Aviemore 0

Talking, walking and talking in Aviemore

So while many parts of Scotland – and indeed my house in Glasgow – were drenched in rain on Saturday I spent the day in Aviemore walking in “mostly” sunshine during a weekend of...

New ashtanga yoga class in Bearsden 0

New ashtanga yoga class in Bearsden

I used to think that yoga was a flimsy sport. I imagined it was an excuse for doing exercise. But once I discovered ashtanga style yoga all my ill-conceived notions disappeared. This is an...