The magic of friluftsliv

    There are times when you just want to get away from it all and recharge the batteries.  And for me the outdoors is just the perfect way to escape from ‘life’… Continue reading

Walking on a sea of cloud

Some days really are very special, and last Sunday was one of them. I’d arranged to meet up with Will Copestake, the 2015 UK and Scottish Adventurer of the Year, who’s currently doing… Continue reading

Top 10 essential apps for the Outdoors

A smartphone is an essential item of kit these days when you’re out for an adventure.  Enabled by a huge number of apps your phone is not only a camera, GPS, notebook, torch,… Continue reading

The ‘Coldest Corbett’

  Will Copestake, the Scottish and UK Adventurer of the Year 2015, has just started a great adventure to complete a winter round of the Corbetts (Scottish mountains of between 2,500 to 3000ft). … Continue reading

Planning a cycle tour in Scotland

There are some fabulous places to cycle in Scotland given its great scenery and culture.  Some well-known routes include the North Coast 500, the Five Ferries route and the UK’s highest hill climb over… Continue reading

Where to see the best of this year’s Autumn leaves

  If you’re keen to catch autumn leaves at their best then this may be the best time to head out with your camera.  In fact, recent research highlights that 2016 is a… Continue reading

Meeting The Boss

  Completely ‘off topic’ for my usual blog posts, I thought I’d share a pretty amazing experience that happened to me this week …   ….. o     O     o     ….. Most people have a… Continue reading

When is a 10k not a 10k ..?

  … when it’s only 8.1k apparently. Confused ? Participants in this weekend’s Aviemore 10k race were very initially elated that they’d all beaten their personal bests by a big margin – me included… Continue reading

Becoming a Mountain Leader

  I’m delighted to say that I have just recently passed my Mountain Leader award, a professional qualification that allows me to take groups into the UK mountains.  It’s been a lot of… Continue reading

Camper van birthday cake

  I celebrated a milestone birthday recently with family and friends.  There was a strong outdoors-y theme to many gifts and cards and particularly, my gorgeous cake ! This cake was made by… Continue reading