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

Carrying on where we left off yesterday… click here “Adventure sports bring considerable health benefits, both physical and psychological, and this is now fairly common knowledge. Even in relation to children, the educational benefits of adventure activities are coming to be widely accepted.” The coalition Government is planning to abolish the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority,

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

Did the headline grab your attention?  Good. Having recently attended an event in Edinburgh (the SYHA Youth Residential Experiences Conference, which was very good I have to say), I was wowed by some stats that Gavin Howat (Inspector, Health & Safety Executive, Scotland) offered in a presentation he gave, about taking the fear factor out

The Scottish Canoe Association (SCA) is a great place to start if you’re looking for any information that’s paddle-related.  They have a large list of resources on offer for experienced and less-experienced paddlers alike. One of the services that the SCA provides, is access to a number of River Advisers around the country.  These guys

Has anyone out there got this piece of equipment yet?  This is a device that connects to your smartphone and allows you to connect to the outside world from many (although not all) of the remotest places in the world. It sounds great in theory but how much does it cost over and above the

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

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

You can now contact the 999 emergency services by SMS text from your mobile. This will be particularly useful for those needing assistance when mobile reception is poor and there’s not enough signal to make a call. You’ll only be able to use this service if you’ve registered with emergency SMS. To register, text REGISTER