Out and About with Ralph

More outdoor adventures from Ralph

Active Outdoors

A slog in search of solitude

Wyvis Lodge and its boat house.

THE area north of Ben Wyvis is wild and largely pathless, so you need to keep your navigation skills up to scratch if you venture there.

On the brae to view over plateau

Published: Sat 13 May 2017

An abandoned farmhouse in the glen close to Dorback Lodge.

The Braes of Abernethy are typical of the rolling grouse moors of the north-eastern edge of the Cairngorms but the Corbett of Gael Charn has one major point that separates it from many of the other minor tops - the remarkable views across to the Cairngorm plateau and into Speyside.

Steeped in Houstry

Published: Sat 06 May 2017

Achavanich standing stones.

NEIL Gunn's river was my starting point for an enjoyable morning among the brochs and standing stones of south-east Caithness.