ULLAPOOL always feels to me like the gateway to another world. The much wilder scenery of Coigach and Assynt lies beyond - wonderful sculpted mountains, lochs and sparse habitation.
Not everyone is a fan of the snow but there's no denying its transformational properties in the Highland landscape, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the Aviemore area.
See more photos from our walk along the Moray coast between Cullen and Portknockie.
A selection of photos from the Active Outdoors team during 2014 - as featured in our autumn/winter magazine.
Liz Campbell of Roseisle, near Elgin, was the winner of our competition to win a kayak and watersports bundle worth over £500.
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.
The Active Outdoors team took on a grade one winter climb up Morrison's Gully on Beinn Eighe.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet us @active_outdoors or visit facebook.com/activeoutdoors
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