Whenever we head to the outdoors for work or recreation we should all be keeping a few simple guidelines in mind, to help minimise the impact we have on the environment around us.  We can all do our bit, in however little a way, to help preserve what is becoming a landscape under pressure from

          Take Care of your Trails Weekend is a co-ordinated nationwide weekend of volunteer-based bike trail maintenance events happening across Scotland, and the rest of Europe, on the weekend of Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th April 2018. The aim of the campaign is to let the mountain biking community know about

Mountain biking is huge in Scotland, it’s also pretty awesome. Whether you’re new to the sport or a seasoned trail rider, there are loads of places you can find out about what you need, where to learn, where to ride and how to get involved in developing the sport in your local area.  This blog

With ever increasing numbers of people heading for the hills and mountains of Scotland to enjoy what the landscape has to offer, it’s important to remember that walkers aren’t the only people that make use of the land.  For many it provides a livelihood and an integral part of that, may involve deer management. The

The Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) is a great place to start if you’re looking for any information that’s paddle-related.  They have a large list of resources on offer for experienced and less-experienced paddlers alike. One of the services that the SCA provides, is access to a number of River Advisers around the country.  These guys

A large part of our time is spent working in the wonderful Cairngorms National Park, so any changes that are proposed to the way the park operates, are of interest to us. Draft plans on how the Cairngorms National Park should be managed over the next five years has been put out for public consultation.

You may already be aware of the UK Climbing Forum, which is a great resource for anyone into climbing or mountaineering and is currently the biggest of its kind in the world. However, recently launched was the UK Hillwalking forum, a similar online forum aimed more at hillwalkers, mountaineers, and fell runners. If it’s anything

Currently, Leave No Trace is releasing a series of Public Service Announcements (PSAs) by the 2009 Academy Award winning filmmaker, Michael Ramsay. The one-minute PSAs are fun, clever and inspiring, targeted towards all outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy and appreciate our wild and natural places. This is the second of 3 videos we’ll be posting here

If you’re a paddler (canoe, kayak or otherwise), you should be aware of the Paddlers’ Access Code, which outlines some common sense principles that you should bear in mind when sharing the waterways with other people.  Its core principles are: caring for the environment; taking responsibility for your actions; and respecting the interests of other

Everyone can enjoy the great outdoors in Scotland, in part due to our liberal laws brought about by the Land Reform Act in 2003. Despite the fact that people own the land, we are free to take part in responsible outdoor activities, almost without exception. Norman MacCaig, the famous Scottish poet, raised the question of