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A vole new experience

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Taking to the hills in winter requires a whole new skillset, as Nicole Webber discovers as she ventures out to climb her first winter Munro with her more experienced partner

Get a grip in Glenmore!

Published: Sat 06 Jan 2018

Glenmore-Nethy Bridge cycle

Not everyone is a fan of the snow but there's no denying its transformational properties in the Highland landscape, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the Aviemore area.

Ready for a new year of adventures

Published: Sat 30 Dec 2017

2017 in pictures

Running up and down hills, cycling along country lanes, mountain biking on exhilarating off-road trails, taking a walk in the magnificent Highland scenery or climbing a mountain - we've covered it all in Active Outdoors this year.

Slide away

Published: Sat 23 Dec 2017

Abrichan winter run

"You're making it hard for yourself," she told me, and it was difficult to argue. Here I was, not much more than a couple of miles into what is usually a straightforward short run, battling through the deep snow and making slow progress.

Walk on through to the other side

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Published: Sat 16 Dec 2017

West Link opening

So it's finally open, and people have been crossing the fourth road bridge over the River Ness since Monday, judging for themselves what difference it will make to traffic in Inverness.

Events list 2017

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

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A vole new experience

Taking to the hills in winter requires a whole new skillset, as Nicole Webber discovers as she ventures out to climb her first winter Munro with her more experienced partner

A vole new experience

Get a grip in Glenmore!

Not everyone is a fan of the snow but there's no denying its transformational properties in the Highland landscape, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the Aviemore area.

Get a grip in Glenmore!

Ready for a new year of adventures

Running up and down hills, cycling along country lanes, mountain biking on exhilarating off-road trails, taking a walk in the magnificent Highland scenery or climbing a mountain - we've covered it all in Active Outdoors this year.

Ready for a new year of adventures

Slide away

"You're making it hard for yourself," she told me, and it was difficult to argue. Here I was, not much more than a couple of miles into what is usually a straightforward short run, battling through the deep snow and making slow progress.

Slide away

Walk on through to the other side

So it's finally open, and people have been crossing the fourth road bridge over the River Ness since Monday, judging for themselves what difference it will make to traffic in Inverness.

Walk on through to the other side

Something to grouse about

You have to feel sorry for red grouse. They're nurtured from young birds on managed grouse moors, then just when they think life is dandy and everything on the moor is rosy, they're blasted out of the sky!

Something to grouse about

A noisy welcome to peaceful hills

Roaring stags greet us as we trample our way up the sodden hillside, already looking forward to the sanctity of the ridge above. We can hear them but, for now, their exact whereabouts remains a mystery.

A noisy welcome to peaceful hills

Getting into the spirit

The water of life has never been so well earned, as Jenny Gillies discovered on her first endurance race

Getting into the spirit

 

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