Tim Peal and Nikki Woodroffe recently undertook a charity challenge on the Great Glen Canoe Trail and this is how it went… In an effort to raise money for Cancer Research UK and The British Heart Foundation we decided to attempt the Great Glen Canoe trail, which connects the east and west coasts of Scotland.

It is anticipated that 2012 could be the year of the tick. Recent news reveals that the ticks are coming… and this year they will be more prominent than ever in Scotland. This is not good news for walkers because of the potential risk of contracting Lyme’s Disease, but there are many precautions that can

I enjoy paddling (a lot), and by that I don’t mean taking my shoes off, rolling up my trousers and stepping into the icy North Sea.  I prefer the paddling that involves a boat and a paddle. I’m not alone though as there are growing numbers of people at all ages getting involved in the

Even if the Bushmen of the Kalahari used to go hunting and gathering for months at a time with pretty much only their weapon as essential gear, today’s adventurer needs to bring quite a lot more in order to survive. Here is a suggested list of 23 essential items the modern adventurer is likely to

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

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.

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 last of the 3 videos we’ll be posting