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Launch of new John Muir Way

The new and extended John Muir Way opens this month. The 134-mile route starts in Dunbar on the east coast of Scotland and finishes in Helensburgh on the west coast. The path will be launched on April 21, on the […]

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To use poles… or not to use poles!

When we are out walking the Munros, my partner and I always have a wee argument about walking poles. He loves them, while I loathe them. He says they take a bit of getting used to but the benefits are […]

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Bid to swim to St Kilda

Swimming a few hundred metres in Scotland’s chilly seas would be more than enough for most people. Yet nine Scots are planning to take on an epic 65-mile ocean crossing in the north-west of Scotland this summer. The swim, between […]

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Scottish skiing: What to wear

Scotland is enjoying a great season of snow – and the five resorts are welcoming skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. In addition, the Winter Olympics will no doubt inspire even more people to give snow sports a […]

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Scotland set for new ‘ultra’ ultra race

It might be two years off but you will need to put in some serious training for a new “ultra” ultra race in Scotland. In June 2016, Ourea Events is set to launch the Cape Wrath Ultra™. Billed as a […]

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Andy Nisbet wins mountain excellence award

The Fort William Mountain Festival has announced that Scottish climber, instructor and all-round mountain enthusiast Andy Nisbet is the winner of the 2014 Scottish Award for Excellence in Mountain Culture The prestigious annual award recognises and celebrates achievements and accomplishments of […]

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SWT launches 50th year celebrations

Conservation charity, the Scottish Wildlife Trust, kick started its 50th Anniversary celebrations this week when Sandy the Squirrel shared a giant hazelnut-shaped cake with People’s Postcode Lottery staff. Supporters, including those who play the People’s Postcode Lottery, have allowed the […]

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Couple’s impressive Munros challenge

What challenges do you have planned for 2014? If you’re an outdoorsy person, the chances are you will have a few target races, events and goals in mind. This time last year, one couple pledged to walk all 282 Munros […]

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What to do in a mountain emergency

Hopefully, you will never need to use the emergency services while enjoying the great Scottish outdoors but if you do, it is a good idea to know exactly the right procedure. This is especially important in winter when emergencies can […]

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Family fun: Go hug a tree

Have you ever hugged a tree? This might seem a little silly until you give it a go. Then you will find out just how wonderful it feels, especially if you find a big fat tree trunk to hug. In […]

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