White-water activity market expanding In recent years the UK has seen a huge increase in demand for activities that involve 'playing' in fast-moving, white-water.  This is probably not suprising.  As the soft-adventure market has expanded, offering opportunities to people that wouldn't normally do such outdoorsy activities, there has also been an increase in the more

The latest edition of the Ocean Paddler magazine from Paddle Press Media, is now available for all you salty-paddlers out there. In this issue: 360˚• News • My Superior Summer • Making the shot 17 – photographing the same place • Barreling along • Starfish, Consciousness, and the BCU – through the study of echinoderms

Canoe Scotland have added some new information and guidelines to their website for any paddlers looking for some dos and don'ts or top tips to help minimise the impact of paddling in locations across Scotland. There are guidelines covering: Wild camping (including restrictions when paddling near scheduled monuments e.g. Caledonian Canal) Sanitation (e.g. going to

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

It’s February and the days are starting to stretch out again and many of us will be thinking about where we’ll be going walking over the Spring and Summer months.  However, although Mountain Rescue teams are busy in the warmer months, don’t forget that they’re also really busy in the cold, dark winter months helping

If you’re into the outdoors and need to know when to avoid the wind or indeed if you’re actively looking for windy conditions, then this website could be what you’re looking for.  XCWeather.co.uk provides up to date weather conditions, but in particular has a great overview of current and forecasted wind conditions.  We also like

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