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
With such a varied landscape of lochs, glens, hills, mountains and coast, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is the perfect playground for all kinds of people!  From outdoor enthusiasts, to artists, writers and poets, dog-walkers to those who just appreciate an awesome view or some peace and quiet! The National Park encompasses around

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

It's August and the schools in Scotland are starting to go back for the next academic year.  Kids are excited to see their friends again and find out what homework lies in store for the new term! Outdoor Education A hugely important part of a child's education is outdoor learning particularly for those children based

If you like to explore remote, unspoilt areas of the country, Loch Maree offers open space in vast quantities.  You need to drive (or cycle) west of Inverness almost to the coast to reach this wonderful area.  One of the best views in the Highlands is the view you get as you drive over the

Loch Ericht (Scottish Gaelic, Loch Eireachd) is a freshwater loch on the border between Perth and Kinross and the Highlands with a north-east to south-west orientation.  The village of Dalwhinnie lies at the north east end of the loch and it is the tenth largest freshwater lake in Scotland.  Loch Ericht is surrounded by a

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