Post by: FionaOutdoors

Cycling, Kit Guide

Guide to buying a children’s bike

12 Nov , 2012  

How do you choose the right children’s bike for your son or daughter? Do you go for cheap and cheerful because they grow so fast, or can you see the merits of paying a bit more for your children’s bicycle? With Christmas coming up – and bikes  one of the top choices for kids, mum […]

Kit Guide, Walking

Two great tips for lacing up walking boots

9 Nov , 2012  

It’s important that your walking boots are as comfortable as possible when walking, whether you’re out for a day on the hills or a walking holiday. These tips might not seem very important but if you give them a go, you’ll find that your feet and ankles are more comfortable for longer. We have made […]


What’s growing in the UK countryside?

5 Nov , 2012  

I have been noticing a growth on the hills and in the countryside, especially in Scotland. Many would say this is an attractive growth, and a trend to be welcomed. In fact, I am part of this growth – and I feel a huge sense of pride that I am partly credited with this phenomenon. […]


Walking, West Highland Way

Opening of Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail

1 Nov , 2012  

Scotland’s longest walking route was launched this week, offering a fabulous trail from the English Border to the northern Highlands. The Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail begins in Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders and finishes at Cape Wrath in the north-west Highlands – and links a number of existing long-distance trails to form one 470-mile walk. […]

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Top tips for walking with the kids

30 Oct , 2012  

A new survey has revealed that while watching TV and DVDs are the most common way for parents and children in the UK to spend time together, families do actually want to spend more time together enjoying the outdoors. The National Trust study found that one in five kids – and more than a third […]

Macs Adventure, Walking

What is a self guided walking holiday?

26 Oct , 2012  

There are self-guided and there are guided walking holidays. Both styles of walking holidays have great advantages. In its most basic form, a self-guided walking vacation is a holiday during which you, or your family group, guide themselves on walking routes according to a route book description and provided maps. In contrast, a guided walking […]


Going for a walk just got easier

24 Oct , 2012  

A new walking project aimed at getting more people in Scotland to go for a stroll has been launched by the Ramblers. The innovative initiative is called Medal Routes, and sees three graded routes of between 15 and 60 minutes being highlighted in communities across the country. The Medal Routes project is based on the […]

Bike & Boat, Cycling

Cycling the Danube: Inn to Inn or Bike and Boat?

19 Oct , 2012  

The River Danube is a great choice for a cycle touring holiday, especially if you’re a novice cyclist or a family of riders. The flat, mostly downhill route is generally traffic-free and takes you through a wealth of glorious countryside and within easy cycling distance of many, many attractions. So, you have made a good […]



Cycling: 10 great benefits

16 Oct , 2012  

Cycling is one of the fastest growing sports right now – and is tipped to keep on free-wheeling. Even if you’re not yet a cyclist you will have seen so many more riders out on their bikes in recent years. This summer, with the Olympics inspiring so many more people to get into sport, cycling […]

Kit Guide, Trekking, Walking

Top tips for buying walking boots

12 Oct , 2012  

One of the vital components of a great walking holiday is a fabulous pair of walking boots. They don’t have to be expensive but they do need to be comfortable and fit for the purpose. Without great walking boots you feet will be in tatters – and that could ruin your holiday. So where do […]