The John Muir Trust has joined with author Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris to promote their new book ‘The Lost Words’, an enchanting collaboration that conjures back to glorious life some natural words fading from usage, and create resources for use in schools and education settings. A Literacy & Nature Resource Guide has been

This is a great read, and a book that I’ve looked at on quite a number of occasions now, either just for interest or for example, when I was looking for information in the lead up to my Summer Mountain Leader assessment. A great idea for a Christmas pressie, perhaps? About the book: This is

This guide is an essential resource to help you plan your journey through the Great Glen across Scotland. As well as the calm waters of the Caledonian Canal there are the challenging open waters of Loch Lochy and Loch Ness. Here you will find advice on how to deal with the conditions as well as

Speaking to a mate recently, he mentioned a book he was reading that sounded really interesting.  If you’re a seasoned hill walker/ munro-bagger or perhaps someone just looking for a big challenge then this book might provide the inspiration you need. ‘Ribbon of Wildness– Discovering the Watershed of Scotland’ provides a mix of narrative which

Discover Canoeing is a complete introduction to open canoeing. Canoeing and kayaking have topped the UK charts for water sports since 2003, matched only by angling (British Marine Federation survey). Over one million people went canoeing in 2008. This is the first complete introduction to open canoeing in seven years, the most up-to-date book about

Campfood has come a long way in the last few years and it doesn’t have to be tasteless mush anymore. There’s some great books out there but I do like this this one by Cicerone.  Moveable Feasts isn’t just a recipe book but has loads of other useful information in it about nutrition, equipment, water

The cool camping series of books (and website) have grown in number over recent years as the popularity of camping increases year on year.  The lure of the magical outdoors tempting people to dig the tent out of the loft for the first time in years, or perhaps even trying it for the first time.

We love this book and have a couple of copies in the office, kept handy for quick reference when customers call looking for idea, or of course, when planning a wee trip of our own. What’s the book about? This guide is aimed at those looking for calmer waters …rivers, canals, inland lochs and sheltered

If you’re new to canoeing or just haven’t been out paddling for a long time, here are some suggestions/reminders about the kind of kit you should think about having when out paddling your favourite loch, or if exploring a new Highland River.  The items near the top of the list are the ones you are

If you’re just starting to get into Sea Kayaking, Scotland has so many brilliant opportunities available to paddlers of all abilities.  Here are some books that we use and reckon that would be worth considering if you’re aspiring to improve your paddling skills and get out and about on a more regular basis.  Hope you