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9 guirdil bothy

Article · 21 Aug 2021

Discovering the Isle of Rum

Ester Carlomagno spent two months living on the Isle of Rum, volunteering at the Rum National Nature Reserve, where she went walking whenever the weather allowed

Ben Vane

Article · 14 Aug 2021

6 Scottish routes to prepare you for high mountain treks

In terms of terrain, the Scottish mountains are a fantastic training ground when planning a trek or a climb overseas, says Sean McBride

The top of the Scriob

Article · 11 Oct 2020

Mountain-biking Harris's Postman's Path

After years of thinking of excuses not to, Cicerone author Peter Edwards finally tackled the Postman’s Path on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides

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...

Eildon Hill North

Article · 22 Aug 2020

Scottish Borders – attracting walkers for over 3000 years

Away from the crowds, the Scottish Borders offer a wide variety of walking, from gentle riverbanks to wild moorland above the 600m mark. Cicerone author Ronald Turnbull follows...

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.

Tobermory, Mull's main town

Article · 1 Sep 2019

9 reasons why the Isle of Mull is the best place in Scotland for low-level walking

The Isle of Mull is part of the Inner Hebrides, the group of islands that run up the spectacular west coast of Scotland from Arran to Skye. It sits approximately half-way up,...

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...

1 Strathcarron

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 Carn Mor Dearg Arete And The Ascent Of Ben Nevis

Article · 15 Apr 2018

The Lochaber 4000s

There are only nine mountains over 4000ft in the UK, and they are all in Scotland. It’s a big but manageable day to walk the four in Lochaber in one go but Alex Kendall gives it a try.

Lochan a’ Ghurrabàin, Aros Park

Article · 21 Feb 2018

Walking on The Isle of Mull: A Sample Route

With a diversity of land forms unequalled by any other Scottish island, the third largest of the Hebrides, Mull is a place of wild beauty: untamed, rugged and never uninteresting...

Walk 2 - Menhir On Machrie Moor

Article · 2 Dec 2017

Falling in love with Arran - the so called Scotland in Miniature

Natalie explains how she fell in love with Arran - the so called Scotland in Miniature - when walking there with some friends.

Bikepacking On The Moray Trail 29

Article · 18 Nov 2017

Bikepacking the Moray Coast Trail

Jim Sutherland describes his bikepacking trip along the Moray Coast Trail in Scotland - plenty of hills, laughs and some good food.

Glencoe Skyline

Article · 22 Sep 2017

Running the Glencoe Skyline: one of the most technically difficult ultramarathons in the world

Last weekend Cicerone's Joe Williams ran the Glencoe Skyline race in Scotland. The race is regarded as one of the most technically difficult ultramarathons in the world, with...

Things to do in Scotland this Summer

Article · 13 Jul 2017

Things to do in Scotland this Summer

Scotland is a veritable paradise for outdoor enthusiasts - there's so much to do here so why not try something new? Here's a little overview of things to do in Scotland this Summer.

Cycle touring in north west Scotland – how to have a birthday micro-adventure

Article · 31 May 2017

Cycle touring in north west Scotland – how to have a birthday micro-adventure

Cicerone's Joe Williams spent the bank holiday weekend cycle touring in Wester Ross with his girlfriend Caroline. They endured vicious midges and sore bums, but the scenery and...

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.