Without doubt, Inverpolly is one of Scotland and the UK’s last true wilderness areas. It’s the name given to a large area of western Sutherland in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland, north of Ullapool.  The area contains several prominent hills, rising up from a rough landscape of bogs and lochans.  For many years the area

Scotland is pretty good when it comes to hills and mountains.  We’ve got loads of them for a start, we’ve got easy ones, hard ones, short walks and epic adventures. We’ve got some of the most stunning scenery in the world and on its day, a day in the mountains of Scotland is hard to

This looks like another great addition to the existing network of Scotland’s long distance trails. The idea of developing the Affric Kintail Way is to promote an area of outstanding natural beauty to a wider walkers’ audience by extending the well-known walk through Glen Affric over to the west at Kintail by providing a link

Scotland’s Great Trails If you’re looking for an awesome challenge to test not only your stamina but also your mental resolve, then why not consider this 250km challenge.  Raise for money for your favourite charity or do it just to test yourself. West Highland Way (WHW) The 154Km (96miles) Route starts at Milngavie passes through

We know the River Spey pretty well give how important it is to our business, however, there’s so much more to the River Spey that most people probably don’t realise, and to be honest that I didn’t know until recently.  I hope this quick History of the River Spey will be of interest to you

Geoparks Come and explore Scotland’s rocky foundations on its journey through time and around the world. See the remains of deserts, seas, volcanoes and glaciers, which have all left their mark on the landscape. Find out about Scotland’s extraordinary landscape story, three and a half billion years in the making! Scotland’s geoparks In Scotland we

The next time you’re huffing and puffing up a steep mountain track, take a moment to consider why we even have mountains to explore. Nothing lasts in nature. Given time, lots and lots of time, towering mountain ranges wear down, expansive continents erode and vast oceans dry up and fade into obscurity. Take the Caledonian

The Outdoor Paradise – A Ski and Kayak Odyssey in Europe’s Great Wild This looks like a great read although it’s only available for pre-order at the moment.  The author, James Baxter, is a member of my local Sea Kayaking club so this is a bit of a plug too, I have to admit. What’s

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

On the 7th October 2011, Boots N Paddles’ staff, Mike and Calum will head off to Nepal to attempt one of its highest trekking peaks; Mera Peak [6476m/ 21,246ft].  In the year of their 40th birthdays (yes, they’re that old!), here was a great excuse to take on this adventure after some lengthy negotiations with