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From city to seclusion

Inverness to Ullapool1

Bikepacking is becoming a popular way to travel through the wilds with minimal gear. John Davidson heads for the hills in the first of this two-part mountain biking adventure travelling from Inverness to Ullapool

Saving the best 'til last

Published: Sat 09 Sep 2017

Moruisg

The Gaelic translation of Moruisg is "big water" so it wasn't surprising that my feet were soaked within 15 minutes of starting the ascent up this Glen Carron Munro.

The long and winding roads of the north

Published: Sat 02 Sep 2017

Forsinard loop

The unique landscape of the Flow Country is at the heart of this tour of the far north, which begins at the RSPB visitor centre at Forsinard.

Back roads on the Black Isle

Published: Sat 26 Aug 2017

Black Isle cycle

ONE of my favourite occupations is looking at OS maps to find new cycling routes. Some people might, with a degree of justification, call it nerdy. But I don't care, because once the groundwork is done I can put my map reading into practice and enjoy the ride.

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The summit view from remote A' Mhaighdean in the Fisherfield forest, Ross-shire

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From city to seclusion

Bikepacking is becoming a popular way to travel through the wilds with minimal gear. John Davidson heads for the hills in the first of this two-part mountain biking adventure travelling from Inverness to Ullapool

From city to seclusion

Saving the best 'til last

The Gaelic translation of Moruisg is "big water" so it wasn't surprising that my feet were soaked within 15 minutes of starting the ascent up this Glen Carron Munro.

Saving the best 'til last

The long and winding roads of the north

The unique landscape of the Flow Country is at the heart of this tour of the far north, which begins at the RSPB visitor centre at Forsinard.

The long and winding roads of the north

Back roads on the Black Isle

ONE of my favourite occupations is looking at OS maps to find new cycling routes. Some people might, with a degree of justification, call it nerdy. But I don't care, because once the groundwork is done I can put my map reading into practice and enjoy the ride.

Back roads on the Black Isle

Running wild at the Great Wilderness Challenge

I've just put the date of next year's Great Wilderness Challenge in my diary: Saturday, August 11, 2018. That's when hundreds of walkers and runners will again gather in the west coast village of Poolewe to enjoy the majesty of the surrounding landscape.

Running wild at the Great Wilderness Challenge

Coming back down with a crash

We'd decided to head east to get the best of the weather, but watching the showers lashing the windows of the Glenshee ski centre caf wasn't inspiring.

Coming back down with a crash

An epic dash and splash through the Cairngorms

There can be few better places to spend a glorious summer's day than on the plentiful trails that take you through some of the best scenery in Scotland.

An epic dash and splash through the Cairngorms

 

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