Too long has passed since I last visited Findhorn on the Moray coast. Not since August, I think. That was remedied on the last day of March when it looked as though summer was back again, with sunshine, a blue sky and a calm sea. Only an…
Earlier in the month I posted about the threat to Glen Etive from hydro schemes and the need for those concerned to object to the schemes.
With the long-distance walking season approaching I’ve gathered together reviews of the best ten lightweight packs I’ve used in recent years.
Last summer I wrote a post about the threat to beautiful Glen Etive from seven hydro schemes.
New video from Chris Townsend
Last week I joined my colleague and The Great Outdoors online editor Alex Roddie on his winter Cape Wrath Trail walk (see his blog for details).
Cairn Gorm, the sixth highest hill in Britain and one that gives its name to the whole mountain area and to a national park, is the centre of a fiasco.
I've just uploaded a video of the gear I use for winter hillwalking. My first video like this. Took three attempts - frozen camera, inaudible audio, wind noise, all problems.
For the first time in a few years the snow has been deep enough for local skiing so I retrieved my oldest skis from the garage.
Leaving behind the magical forest described in my last post I started the climb up Meall a'Bhuachaille.
With a promise of sunshine and clear views I headed out intending to climb to the Cairngorm Plateau and revel in the snowy mountains.
Some days at this time of year I look out of the window at grey skies and a dark landscape and wonder if it's worth going for a walk. It always is.
Forty years ago a young hillwalker from Kent changed the way we treat walking boots forever. Until then the products available were designed to soften as well as waterproof leather.
The first touches of winter have gone from the hills. The air is warm. The forecast has been for stormy weather but with mild southerly winds.
Brit Lou Rudd has touched down on the ice to begin his ‘Spirit of Endurance’ expedition with the goal to be the first person to cross Antarctica solo
Matt Heason, Director of the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, has announced plans to take the festival on the road over the winter for the first time in its 13-year history.
In March last year I visited Loch an Eilein in Rothiemurchus Forest in the Cairngorms and was appalled at some logging that was taking place.
My next book is due out soon. It tells the story of my Scottish Watershed walk and the various thoughts and feelings it engendered...
Second in the Classic Gear series that appeared in The Great Outdoors last year. This time, a revolutionary stove.
The hotly anticipated climbing film 'Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Backey' is to be released to UK cinemas on Friday 10th August.