Many walkers in Scotland will be familiar with the range of Cicerone walking guides, and this recent book is a great addition to the family.
These days it can sometimes seem like thereâ€™s a new report highlighting the benefits of going for a walk which is published almost on a weekly basis!Â We now have a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that walking isnâ€™t just good for keeping you physically fit, itâ€™s also hugely beneficial for mental health as well.Â Continue reading Golden Years For Rambling
The Victorians certainly knew how to build a bridge! The fabulous red steel zig zags of the Forth rail bridge glowing in the afternoon sunshine never cease to take the breath away. The views from the road bridge orÂ the train are fantastic, but with this walk you can take your time to stop and gaze over the bridge in its estuary setting and form your own conclusions about the third crossing.
Scotlandâ€™s latest long-distance route, the John Muir Way, was launched in April, and there are currently a series of events taking place this summer along the length of the route to promote the John Muir Way, both to people living nearby and further afield. Â
Sunday was an exceptionally clear, bright autumn day and the Pentland Hills beckoned. We packed a picnic and took off to catch a bus on Princes Street with plans to enjoy a bracing walk along the hill tops. However, it soon became clear that while the clarity of the air was exceptional, the westerly wind was extremely strong, and a high level walk began to look less appealing.
As the film â€˜Sunshine on Leithâ€™ has opened in cinemas this month, it seemed like a good idea to head down to Edinburghâ€™s port for a walk. If you havenâ€™t been to Leith for a while youâ€™re in for a surprise; there have been plenty of changes over the past decade.