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Peter Macfarlane

Lightweight Waterproofs

I know you might not believe it as we'll be kicking through fresh snow in the hills this weekend, but summer is coming so it's time to lighten the load a wee bit. I like big protective hoods in the winter, ...

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Marie Christine and John Ridgway and their Lifetime Achievement awards copy
Cameron McNeish

Thrilled by an Evening of Adventure

Last month I had the pleasure of hosting the National Adventure Awards in Glasgow, an annual gathering that celebrates the achievements of folk who have pushed the boundaries of their particular adventurous activities. It was a great event, an evening ...

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Our pick: Glasgow's street murals

Our latest new urban walk is an exploration of some of Glasgow's stunning street murals. These impressive creations decorate blank end walls and vacant buildings and help to tranform otherwise less attractive corners of the city into striking public art ...

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John of the Mountains

As we mark John Muir Day, April 21, Peter Pearson, Chair of the John Muir Trust, invites hillwalkers and mountaineers to get involved with the organisation that honours his name. “Who wouldn't be a mountaineer! Up here all the world's ...

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Ben Dolphin

Nature is Awesome!

A couple of weeks ago I found myself sat in the Lochmaddy Hotel on North Uist, rain streaming down the windows, killing time before catching the ferry back to Skye. It was the final day of a four week jaunt ...

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Lintern- Selling the dream! A dreamy west coast sunset and campfire, and no rain or midges
David Lintern

Grubs up! - Outdoors eating made easy

Camp food is one of the best parts of the outdoor day. David Lintern is thinking about his stomach (again). Backpacking and camping season is almost upon us, so I thought it was time to talk about something that’s high on ...

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Our pick - Scotland's best island beaches

Last year we posted our pick of the most beautiful beaches in the West Highlands. For our latest gallery we board the ferries to visit Scotland's stunning islands on a journey through the Hebrides and Orkney - blessed with some ...

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Peter Macfarlane

Gear review - backpacking rucksacks

If you think of backpacking the first thing that comes to mind is probably carrying a big rucksack and walking a long distance trail, or maybe exploring a new country while being as self-sufficient as possible. In Scotland, although we're ...

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