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Howgills at sunset

Feature · 3 Apr 2021

10 new UK staycation ideas for walkers

The Lake District, Snowdonia, the Peak District, Cairngorms... which of these busy honeypot destinations are you dreaming of? If you have jaded memories of overcrowded hillsides (particularly during the brief summer of 2020), then these suggestions...

Beinn Eighe

Feature · 27 Sep 2020

How to walk across Scotland

The best walks go all the way across, says Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull. Having crossed Highland Scotland nine times, he offers a few suggestions for a successful and enjoyable trip.

Running along the Caledonian Canal between Fort William and Gairlochy

Article · 16 Sep 2020

Fastpacking the Great Glen Way

In May 2017, Josephine Anselin set out on a three-day solo fastpacking trip from Fort William to Inverness, running 79 miles (121km) coast to coast through the Scottish Highlands. Usually treated as a long-distance hiking route, the Great Glen Way...

The West Highland Way

Article · 15 Jul 2020

This is NOT the West Highland Way...

Not the West Highland Way by Ronald Turnbull offers all the benefits of the West Highland Way trail with some additional tracks that are guaranteed to inspire the explorer within you

Millarochy Bay, Loch Lomond

Article · 7 Jun 2020

The trials, tribulations, and joys of writing a guidebook to the West Highland Way

Terry Marsh reflects on the trials and tribulations – and joys – of writing and maintaining his guidebook to the West Highland Way.

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Feature · 9 Feb 2020

A wee tour of Ben Nevis: A multi-day hike around 'the Ben'

The Annapurna Circuit and the tours of Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa are just a few of the routes that journey around those high mountains and draw the adventurous...

Jura whisky

Feature · 12 Aug 2019

The Big Rounds: the bridge to enchantment

David Lintern has written the first guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges – The Big Rounds. It's a book about people and places and the magic that happens when they...

On top o’ the world, on Binnein Mòr (leg 1, Charlie Ramsay Round)

Feature · 3 Aug 2019

A day of synchronicity on one of the Big Rounds

David Lintern has written the first guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges. It's a book about people and places and the magic that happens when they meet on equal terms...

Heading north from Galloway to Ayrshire

Article · 13 Jul 2019

Scotland south to north: Mull of Galloway Trail

Christine Gordon's latest challenge to walk the length of Scotland began with the Mull of Galloway Trail and the Loch Ryan Coastal Path. Well, actually, it began with tea and...

My route used part of the spectacular Affric Kintail Way, here with the ridges rising to Mam Sodhail as backdrop

Feature · 22 Jun 2019

The Great Outdoors Challenge: A first-timer reflects

In the second of his two articles, Peter Aylmer looks back on his first TGO Challenge experience. Would the landscape, the camaraderie and the weather live up to expectations?

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Article · 20 Feb 2019

The Great Outdoors Challenge: Prep and planning

Peter Aylmer prepares for the annual event that stretches coast-to-coast across the Scottish Highlands, where one of the first challenges is to make it into the ballot. Here he...

The heart of Robert the Bruce may be buried beneath Melrose Abbey

Article · 6 Feb 2019

Wondrous times on the frontier: A walk on the Borders Abbeys Way

Paul Boobyer takes a fascinating tour of Scotland’s ruined Borders abbeys: four ravaged Gothic masterpieces that sat on the front line in a series of devastating wars that...

Taking the high route on the Ettrick Hills.

Article · 9 Sep 2018

An intro to... the Southern Upland Way, Scotland’s Coast to Coast Walk

The 347km (215 mile) long Southern Upland Way from coast to coast, is Scotland’s longest Great Trail, and now, thanks to a new route through the Ettrick Hills, higher than...

The viewcatcher sculpture on day 3

Feature · 2 Sep 2018

Hiking the Great Glen Way: a perfect introduction to long-distance walking in the UK

Jonathan Cook hikes his first long-distance National Trail, The Great Glen Way, which runs from coast to coast in the Scottish Highlands. Along the way he samples some of the most...

Southern Upland Way new bit: down the northeast ridge of Croft Head

Feature · 29 Jul 2018

Turning the Southern Upland Way into the Southern UPland Way

Ronald Turnbull takes a new look at Scotland's toughest waymarked trail, the Southern Upland Way. It's now more upland than ever before with a new high level route through the...

The Birth of the Hebridean Way

Feature · 5 Jun 2017

The Birth of the Hebridean Way

The Hebridean Way, opened by Scottish Natural Heritage at the end of April 2017, is the fifth official long-distance route in Scotland stretching 247km (155 miles) along the length of the Outer Hebrides

An intro to... The Hebridean Way, a new route through the Hebrides

Article · 20 May 2017

An intro to... The Hebridean Way, a new route through the Hebrides

Would you like to walk the Hebridean Way? Richard Barrett, author of the guidebook, shares the essentials.

An Intro to... Scotland's Great Trails

Article · 8 Feb 2017

An intro to... Scotland's Great Trails

There is a vast amount of walking to do in Scotland - we should know, we have published around 50 guidebooks to the country! However, there are no National Trails such as England's Pennine Way or Wales' Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Instead Scotland's...

Ruins On  North  Berwick  Law

Feature · 6 Feb 2017

The John Muir Way (Scotland) – A long walk into Scottish history

The 215km John Muir Way (Scotland) invokes the spirit of the young naturalist, whose lifelong mission to protect nature and wild places was founded during his clandestine trips...

An intro to the West Highland Way

Article · 17 Aug 2016

An intro to... The West Highland Way

Have you ever wanted to walk the West Highland Way? Here is a quick introduction to this mostly easy, low-level trail from Milngavie to Fort William in Scotland.