Having found that the majority of country buses take bikes, I decided this time to get the bus out to Crathes for my onward journey to Ballater.
A couple of weeks ago, on a weirdly hot day, I took a group of walkers to the top of Ben Vorlich in Perthshire.
The Deeside Way is great when training for a longer run as you can get plenty of easy miles on the flat, even surface, giving you the confidence you’ll be able to tackle your forthcoming 10K, half marathon or any other distance.
A French hill walker filmed his epic journey on the Suilven mountain in Sutherland.
“It smells so clean!” he said excitedly.
Ballater has become a bit of a cycling hub with two bicycle shops (both hiring bikes), some good routes radiating out of it and some great coffee shops.
Glen Coe has an extraordinary atmosphere.
Caroline Hoole: Time to tear down the walls of paperwork standing between our children and outdoor school trips
Scotland’s education secretary recently admitted that a “culture of fear” is responsible for generating “pointless tasks” that create an excessive workload for teachers who are waiting, in anticipation, for a visit from the inspectorate.
I paused at the apex of the steep arch of Sluggan bridge, gazing into the waters below, and taking in the tranquillity of my surroundings.
I wake up suddenly and slowly realise that I’ve been rubbing my eye. I blink a few times but nothing seems out of the ordinary. I look at the clock: 04:21.
Have you ever wondered who maintains the parks and gardens of the Granite City? Philippa Gerrard put on her wellies and found out
Fresh out of school, 16-year-old Danny Shand was all set for life behind a desk.
As a busy ranger in the Cairngorms, when you’re working with the public in some of the most spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the country, the memorable moments come thick and fast.
Splashing through puddles as sideways-falling rain crept slowly into my hood, it’s fair to say it took me a while to fall in love with the West Highland Way.
Have you heard of Pitfichie?
Whatever your views of Munro bagging, it’s a fact that anyone who climbs all 282 will have come to know Scotland in a way that wouldn’t be possible otherwise.
With one dog nursing a poorly leg, I took the opportunity to take my fitter and somewhat more obedient spaniel for a long walk.
It’s great when things you think are familiar surprise you, and this run from Aberlour following the western, far bank of the Spey is one of them.
Last week, during a long walk back from a particularly heathery Cairngorms lump, I stopped at a well-known pool on the Dee.
Tourism chiefs are rallying together to protect a neglected but beloved coastal path from being lost completely.
One of the nicest things about a Ramblers group walk is the possibility of coffee and cake at the end.
A crackdown has been launched at Deeside estate amid fears rogue bikers are putting public safety at risk.
I always put my hat and gloves in the same handy place whenever I get home, on a shelf near the front door.
After the roaring success of Designosaur last year, Dynamic Earth is bringing the prehistoric world back into the digital age for this month’s half-term school holidays.
“Hiya!” Oh it’s such a small word. Such a simple word. So easy to utter.
A student from Bristol has died after falling 500 feet on Ben Nevis.
A memorial trust set up in tribute to a north-east teacher killed in a car crash has revealed the latest community groups to benefit.
At 7am the fog was rolling in over the farms, so I rushed up my local hill to watch the sunrise. I spent a sublime two hours up above the fog watching the beautiful lightshow unfold.
Scouring my map for another Marilyn to tackle, I stumbled across Coiliochbhar, a 533m hill in the wilderness between Alford and Kildrummy.
A Highland mountaineer, who spent weeks searching for two friends who disappeared in the Himalayas more than 30 years ago, has spoken of his relief after their bodies were finally found.
“So……what’s your favourite walk in all of Scotland?”
A 60 million-year-old meteor strike site is to be protected by security glass after it was plundered by thieves.
The Cairngorms National Park is to become the new home of BBC Two's Winterwatch, Springwatch and Autumnwatch next year.