Cycling, Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Trail Running, Walking

Motivational tips to stay active in the winter

20 Nov , 2018  

Walking, cycling and running are always more comfortable in the spring and summer thanks to warmer and drier weather. But come the darker, damper and duller days of winter, it can be hard to motivate yourself to go outdoors. But staying indoors, out of the sunlight, for too long is not good for your health. […]

Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Trail Running, Walking

Great ideas for National Map Reading Week

14 Oct , 2016  

With the advent of GPS navigation gadgets and mobile phone mapping apps it’s hardly surprising that art of map reading is waning. But a map and compass, and being able to read them, are vital for many walkers if they want to stay safe in the countryside. Being able to navigate also enables people to experience […]

Tips & advice, Trail Running, Walking

I loved the West Highland Way – so what can I walk next?

1 Sep , 2016  

Many, many thousands of people enjoy walking the West Highland Way. Scotland’s most famous long-distance walking trail is a great goal and can be completed comfortably as part of a week’s holiday. Then, once you have returned home, thoughts will inevitably turn to the next walking holiday. So where can you walk next if you […]

Cycling, Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Trail Running, Walking

Six reasons to support #WomenOutdoors week

12 Aug , 2016  

This week Britain is celebrating #WomenOutdoors Week. The BMC (British Mountaineering Council) is behind the campaign that aims to encourage more women to get involved in walking, mountaineering and climbing. Here are six great reasons to get involved. 1 Give support: Surveys show that women participate in all sport and physical activity less frequently than […]

Tips & advice, Trail Running

Keep on running after London Marathon

20 Apr , 2016  

Some 38,000 runners will take part in this weekend’s London Marathon 2016, each with a focus of crossing the finish line after 26.2 miles of city centre running. The number of marathon hopefuls who applied for a place was a record-breaking 247,069, which shows just how popular longer distance running events have become. If you […]

Cycling, Discovery, Tips & advice, Trail Running, Walking

Edinburgh: Try a running tour of highlight attractions

7 Apr , 2016  

If you are heading to Scotland for a walking or cycling tour and you are starting, finishing or passing through the capital city of Edinburgh you might like to try a running tour. What is a running tour? Running tours are growing in popularity in cities worldwide and offer the chance to be guided between […]

Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Trail Running

10-step guide to trail running holiday fitness

31 Mar , 2016  

A trail running holiday offers all kinds of benefits and rewards, including a great pace for exploring new places, achievement, invigoration, fitness and relaxation. We offer a guide to getting fit for a trail running holiday: Build up slowly: The key to good fitness without injury is to build up your running mileage slowly and […]

Footwear & Shoes, Kit Guide, Trail Running

Three great trail running shoes

24 Mar , 2016  

If you are planning a trail running holiday or training for a long-distance running event, you’ll need a pair of trainers that are up to the job. We suggest three different trail running shoes that offer a range of important criteria, including good fit, support, cushioning and off-road grip. Inov-8 Race Ultra 290 Inov-8 have […]

Health & Fitness, Tips & advice, Trail Running

10 reasons to go on a trail running holiday

10 Aug , 2015  

Trail running is fast growing with many more people discovering the joys of the sport that offers great freedoms, scenic exploration and fitness benefits. Trail runners are also increasingly keen to sign up to a rising number of off-road races and events and test their endurance on long-distance walking trails. 10 benefits of a trail […]