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Winter walking

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Ramblers Scotland wants to encourage more Scots to keep walking through the winter. Read more ›

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Scrambling in the Cairngorms

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Scrambling is all about making decisions. And the best one Paddy Withams made was to try it in the first place. Read more ›

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The Great Trossachs Way

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Neil Braidwood and son explore this long distance route. Read more ›

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Outdoors spotlight on Ayrshire

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So close to the city of Glasgow yet so often overlooked, Ayrshire offers a surprising array of outdoors gems. Read more ›

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Great outdoors love match

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A shared passion is a good basis for a relationship. Three couples reveal how their shared love for Scotland’s great outdoors brought them together. Read more ›

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10 things I have learned: Seven Summits climber James Ogilvie

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Charity climber and forester James Ogilvie reveals 10 things that he has learned while reaching the fabled Seven Summits. Read more ›

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10 great winter activities in Scotland

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Don’t let the cold, snow or ice put you off an outdoors adventure this winter. Wrap up warm to make the most of these fun activities. Read more ›

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Half a century mapping the land

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As Tony Baginski retires after 50 years of working for Ordnance Survey he reflects on the changes he’s witnessed in UK mapping. Read more ›

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A walk of two halves on the Isle of Arran

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He may not have seen a geological wonder, but Don Currie did get up close and personal with an unwelcoming raptor. Read more ›

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Gary’s Big 10 Triathlon challenge

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Gary Milne likes his challenges to be epic. So he set himself a Big 10 Triathlon. Read more ›

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Scottish Youth Hostels – the First 15

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There are some impressive players in the affordable accommodation squad. We select our top team, from among the Scottish Youth Hostel Association’s own hostels, its affiliates and the independents. See whether you agree with our choices. Read more ›

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Ten great walks around ruins

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Scotland has a wealth of crumbling, atmospheric buildings in dramatic spots, and they make a fine focus for a ramble or bike ride. Dave Hamilton, author of a great new book, Wild Ruins, picks his top ten. Read more ›

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