Active Outdoors

Routes

Etape into the quieter side of Loch Ness

South Loch Ness cycle

Thousands of people will descend on the Highlands this weekend as the Etape Loch Ness takes place early on Sunday morning. The closed-road cycling event has proven hugely popular since it began in 2014 and people travel from across the world to take part.

A Minigaig adventure

Vango tent

Perched in the entrance of the tent, I watched as a golden eagle soared majestically over the head of Glen Bruar, its wing tips glinting as the sun sank slowly behind the hills.

Photos and slideshows

Kayak winner's all set for big launch

Liz Campbell of Roseisle, near Elgin, was the winner of our competition to win a kayak and watersports bundle worth over £500.

Kayak winner's all set for big launch

Etape Loch Ness 2014

The inauguaral Etape Loch Ness took place on Sunday, May 4th, 2014 - see a selection of photos from the event, including John Davidson's experience of the event, which will feature in Active Outdoors in our newspapers on Friday, 9th May.

Etape Loch Ness 2014

The Fish Road

A selection of photos from the 'Fish Road' - an old drovers and merchants road between Little Garve and Aultguish, followed by a return cycle through Longart Forest.

The Fish Road

2013 in photos

Keep reading Active Outdoors every week to see what the team get up to in 2014! You can send your own photos and comments to activeoutdoors@spp-group.com or tweet us @active_outdoors or visit facebook.com/activeoutdoors

2013 in photos