An Outdoors family

Route info: MacGregor’s Cave, near Kinloch Rannoch

We’ve just returned from a weekend away in the van around the Loch Rannoch area, somewhere we’ve been to many times before but there’s always little gems hidden away that we never can fit in for a short weekend. This time, we sought out the route to MacGregor’s Cave, a short walk through some woods […]

An Outdoors Family Tommys

The total from our fundraising challenge is in!

Here’s another blog about our summer fundraising challenge but this time, it’s all about YOU! The challenge was to bag 20+ munros over 4 weeks with our 5yo son, hoping to raise as much money as possible for Tommy’s  to fund their research in to miscarriage, stillbirth and premature births. The team and the work they are […]

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Munrobagging as a family: Why we do it

Scotland has recently been voted the most beautiful country in the world by readers of Rough Guides and it’s easy to see why. Rugged coastlines, craggy mountains, pristine beaches, beautiful glens and high mountain plateaus. What’s not to love? We moved to Perthshire just over 4 years ago and didn’t waste any time heading straight to the […]

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Mayar & Driesh the hard way

Dreish and Mayar are considered a couple of the easier hills in the Munro list and are pretty local to us so both Stacey and myself have done them before, but our son had not done Dreish, as he said didn’t have the energy earlier in the year on a 2 day walk and wildcamp in […]

An Outdoors Family wildcamping

Summer family wildcamping

Today I’m feeling nostalgic and thinking back to our first family wildcamping trip. Before we had our son, Keith and I only really went wildcamping, never stayed on an official campsite or next to the car, preferring the tranquillity and peace that came with being in the middle on nowhere…. How different would it be with an […]

An Outdoors Family summit sunrise

A summit sunrise on Beinn Bhreac

When we first started to put together routes for our summer fundraising challenge, we asked our son if there was anything he particularly wanted to do; overnight trips? single day trips? He immediately asked to see the sunrise from the top of a mountain, wanting to walk up during the night rather than just roll out […]

Spring munrobagging weekend

Our Family Challenge by Fiona Outdoors Russell

If you follow our blog, you’ll know we’ve got a corker of a challenge lined up for the next few weeks; the aim is to bag ourselves 20+ munros (Scottish mountains over 3000ft) over 4 weeks, raising funds for Tommy’s to fund research in to miscarriage, stillbirth and premature births. We’re excited by it, we’re also […]

An Outdoors Family munro possibilities

Munro possibilities for our summer fundraising challenge

As many of you will know, we’ve set ourselves a summer challenge of walking 20+ munros with our 5yo son in 4 weeks, starting at the beginning of July, raising money for Tommy’s at the same time. A munro is a mountain which is 3000ft+ and our son has walked 22 munros to date. This challenge […]

An Outdoors Family summer munro challenge

A fundraising summer of munro challenges

Summer is fast approaching and we’re looking forward to it. Our son’s first year at school has gone quickly and we’re excited to be spending as much time as possible outside with him. I can’t wait to see what mischief we’ll get up to together! But I’m also dreading July. We miscarried last year and Beanie’s […]