Category: Outdoor Wild

Getting Into the Bivvy Bag

A strange compromise between comfort, space, and weight—I’d never really got to grips with the idea of the Bivvy bag. No stranger to solo wild camping, I bought my first one-man tent in 2006 and always enjoyed the ample room and shelter its provided since. A bivvy bag always...

Munros: Ben Lomond

As iconic Scottish landmarks go, Loch Lomond is second only to perhaps Glencoe as the countries favourite beauty spot. The national park hosts a great deal more visitors than any other destination in the country. One of a handful of busy trails belonging to the park, the mountain half-way...

When GPS Beats Out Map And Compass

After first conquering the automotive world, GPS has all but taken over in fitness endeavours too. Runners and cyclists seem to rarely head out without a wrist-mounted tracker keeping tabs on every sweated meter and minute. Gadgetry devices are increasingly intruding into outdoors navigation too. Hiking GPS devices have...

St Abb’s Head Circular

As walking mistakes go, poor navigation can be one of the more costly and trip destroying ones you can make. Yet so many, setting out for the trail from the central belt, forget to look south to find the great hills and routes for a days exploring. While it’s...

Hillwalking For Office Dwellers

Getting out in the hills can seem prohibitively expensive, difficult, and require more knowledge and experience that you currently have. Nothing could be further from the truth....

What Is A National Park?

National parks are exceptional wild spaces that contain spectacular scenery and incredible wildlife, but what makes them different from the surrounding landscape?...