Active Outdoors


A vole new experience

Ben Wyvis Nicole

Taking to the hills in winter requires a whole new skillset, as Nicole Webber discovers as she ventures out to climb her first winter Munro with her more experienced partner

Slide away

Published: Sat 23 Dec 2017

Abrichan winter run

"You're making it hard for yourself," she told me, and it was difficult to argue. Here I was, not much more than a couple of miles into what is usually a straightforward short run, battling through the deep snow and making slow progress.

Something to grouse about

Published: Sat 18 Nov 2017

Creag Ruadh

You have to feel sorry for red grouse. They're nurtured from young birds on managed grouse moors, then just when they think life is dandy and everything on the moor is rosy, they're blasted out of the sky!

A noisy welcome to peaceful hills

Published: Sat 11 Nov 2017

Strathconon Corbetts

Roaring stags greet us as we trample our way up the sodden hillside, already looking forward to the sanctity of the ridge above. We can hear them but, for now, their exact whereabouts remains a mystery.

Cheerleading on hold for Mamores climb

Published: Sat 21 Oct 2017

Stob Ban

I WAS heading to Fort William to support friends racing, but as the event started in the afternoon I figured I had time to get in a run of my own before my presence to provide encouragement was required.

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