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Ready for a new year of adventures

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.

Walk on through to the other side


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.

Getting into the spirit

Published: Sat 04 Nov 2017

Dramathon 2017

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

Back to take the Glencoe Marathon test

Published: Sat 07 Oct 2017

Glencoe Marathon 2017

Just getting to the start line seemed like an achievement for me in this year's Glencoe Marathon, an epic trail run over the pass of Glencoe over into the foothills of Ben Nevis.

Running wild at the Great Wilderness Challenge

Published: Sat 19 Aug 2017

2017 in pictures

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.

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