Taking on the Ring of Steall Skyrace: Managing Excitement and Fear

Do you love belting out to your favourite singer while driving, but only in an empty car? Do you feel a bit sick just thinking about getting up on stage in a room full of strangers? If so, then you know how I feel about hill running: I get hill stage fright!

For me, entering the Salomon Ring of Steall Skyrace, a 29km spectacular in the Scottish mountains, feels a bit like picking a Whitney Houston number at a packed-out karaoke. Running in the hills in Scotland can be both...

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Bikes and Bothies: A Microadventure in Scotland

I casually suggested to my work colleague Kate, that maybe one weekend we could cycle to a bothy together.  Bothies are remote buildings that provide shelter, often maintained by the Mountain Bothies Association. They are usually free to use, and open to everyone.  Kate and I are not terribly adventurous (the only time we had previously cycled together, was to the beach for an ice-cream), nor have we spent much time outside of work together.  However, we both commute to work by...

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A Wild Week on the Water: Sea Kayaking Near Glasgow, Scotland

kayaking scotland Jun 22, 2019

The city gradually falls away, buildings dwindle and the hills dominate the landscape. Then the water, the Clyde, Loch Thom, the sea; dolphins, porpoise, golden eagles. Gannets dive at 70 mph and curious seals peak over the waves. The Secret Coast of Scotland is just two hours from Glasgow.

If you want to experience life from a different perspective, take to a sea kayak. These specialist boats are designed for speed on long journeys with plenty of space for camping kit. How else can you scour...

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WanderWomen Scotland - catching up with Anna Wood

“WanderWomen Scotland was inspired by so many different aspects of my life. My upbringing in a politically very closed and strict country has instilled the idea of being outside in nature meaning freedom from a very early age. Escaping from rules and laws and enjoying the lawless perfection of nature, stilling the mind and moving the body.

When my 2 boys were younger I flexi-schooled them for 5 years, meaning that they didn't go to school on mondays - instead we would climb trees, make...

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10 things no-one will tell you about Winter Climbing

Jenny is currently working for the Lake District National Park as an education facilitator. She has become a fairly regular climber in the lakes throughout the last year; found out on the crags and at the wall when the weather isn't playing game. She will always have a smile on her face if being out in the fresh air is involved. She tells us about her weekend in Scotland - the first winter climbing trip of the season!

This weekend I completed my first mixed rock and ice routes in the...

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