FionaOutdoors Blog

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...

Why sporty girls won’t want to bounce into spring 0

Why sporty girls won’t want to bounce into spring

When it comes to your boobs, it turns out that too much bounce is bad for your health. Whether you’re small, large or somewhere in between, a sports bra is an essential piece of...

Review: Hi-tec walking boot 0

Review: Hi-tec walking boot

The nice people at Hi-tec have sent me a pair of walking boots to test-drive on the hills around Aviemore this weekend. It’s the first time for more than 20 years that I have...