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Ben Nevis Summit: Discover the best walking routes to the top

04/01/2024 Scotland 10 mins read

Unlock the secrets of Ben Nevis with our comprehensive guide to the best walking routes to the top. Discover breathtaking paths, where to park, and essential information about facilities, terrain and difficulty.

Running
Ramsay Round

10/08/2023 Scotland 10 mins read

The Ramsay Round is an iconic Scottish sub-24-hour mountain challenge, but it can also be enjoyed in sections at a more leisurely pace. We take a look at the route in more detail and speak to Sabrina Pace Humphreys, Co-founder and Trustee of Black Trail Runners. Sabrina tells us about her experience of the route and why she’s on her own mission to highlight that the outdoors is for everyone.

Places to go
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10 best lochs in Scotland you must visit

28/06/2023 Scotland 10 mins read

From the island-rich Loch Maree and the secluded beaches of Loch Morar, OS Champion, Lisa Drewe, reveals her 10 best lochs in Scotland you must visit.

Swimming
Top secret waterfalls in Scotland for wild swimming

04/05/2023 Scotland 10 mins read

Kimberley Grant, author of Wild Guide Scotland, reveals her top 5 favourite hidden waterfalls in Scotland for wild swimming. From the deep pool at Feshiebridge to the river at Glen Etive, we have your next trip to the Scotland covered.

Walking
10 best NC500 walks

15/08/2022 Scotland 10 min read

The Northern Highlands of Scotland are home to the most remote and dramatic landscapes in Britain and there is one epic route which encapsulates it all, the North Coast 500 (NC500). Popular with both drivers and cycle tourists, we break this iconic journey up into sections and share our 10 best NC500 walks along the route for you to enjoy.

Walking
10 best hill walks in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

11/11/2021 Scotland 10 mins read

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs has a staggering 41 mountains over 2000 ft to climb. Kate Hopper gives us 10 of her favourite hill walks in the area.

Walking
5 of the best walks in the Cairngorms

11/11/2021 Scotland 5 mins read

There is nowhere like the Cairngorms National Park. It's the UK’s largest with its ancient Caledonian Pine Forest, famous mountains and hidden hills. There are plenty of fantastic walks for you to discover. Here are five of the best.

Map Reading
The Scandinavian origins of place names in Britain

07/11/2019 Scotland

Find the original meanings of British place names that use Scandinavian source words with this extensive list of terms, along with pronunciation.

Map Reading
The Gaelic origins of place names in Britain

07/11/2019 Scotland

If you have ever wondered how many of the places in Scotland got their names, this extensive list of terms, along with pronunciation, is here to help.

Map Reading
The Scots origins of place names in Britain

07/11/2019 North East

Find the original meanings of British place names that use Scots source words with this extensive list of terms, along with pronunciation.

Walking
Scottish Munro-bagging

17/09/2019 Scotland

Join #GetOutside Champion, James Forrest, on his Scottish Munro challenge!

Walking
5 classic Scottish ridge walks

06/08/2019 Scotland

The long days of summer are the perfect time to get outside and explore some of the finest ridge walks that Scotland has to offer. Here, #GetOutside Champion Cat Webster picks her top five classic days out to savour in the sun.

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