â€˜Cols are portals rather than obstacles, which is why walkers and cyclists who travel for pleasure rather than punishment soon learn to appreciate their magical qualitiesâ€™ -Â Graham Robb explains the virtues of a col, or saddle between two peaks
â€˜I felt vulnerable in the open air, but at the same time I felt a kind of thrill of doing something out of the ordinaryâ€™ -Â Neil Braidwood spends the night in a bivvy bag
â€˜I travel across so many causeways â€“ and am surrounded by so much water â€“ that it becomes a challenge to know where one island ends and another one beginsâ€™ -Â Richard Goslan pedals from Barra to Stornoway on an epic journey
â€˜My compass, I know, can be my friend in the hills, but only if I know how to use itâ€™ -Â Don Currie gets back to basics in the Ochils
As always we’d like to extend our gratitude to everyone who’s had a hand in making this issue – the writers, photographers, those who’ve inspired us with their ideas and those who have taken the time to answer our questions (even the daft ones). We couldn’t do it without you.