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Scottish adventurer Mark Beaumon, who has completed a rare hat-trick by becoming the fastest rider to cycle the 6,750-mile length of Africa. Picture: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/PA

Mark Beaumont fastest to cycle length of Africa

Record-breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont has completed a rare hat-trick by becoming the fastest rider to cycle the 6,750-mile length of Africa.

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Carn Dearg. Pictuyre: Wiki Commons

Walk of the week: The Monadhliath Carn Dearg

THE Monadhliath is the vast rolling moorland west of Newtonmore. However, at odds with the hinterland “monotony”, to the south near the Laggan road is a craggy area which includes four Munros of which 945m/3,100ft Carn Dearg is the craggiest.

The VW T5 at Arisaig

Roger Cox: Around Scotland in a Camper

I’m a habbinna porridge,” grins the two-year-old, his face and pyjama top plastered in oats. “I’m a habbinna porridge inna kampa.”

Snowboarders at the Cairngorms. Picture: PA

Strong Scottish ski season pumps £23m into economy

THE snowsport season in Scotland, which enjoyed better conditions than some world-renowned resorts, generated over £23 million for the Scottish economy, new figures released today reveal.

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Danny MacAskill prepares for his early morning ride in Glasgow city centre. Picture: Contributed

Stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill rides in Glasgow video

STUNT cyclist Danny MacAskill beat the traffic – and the shoppers – in Glasgow city centre as he hopped over bollards and benches on a near-deserted Sauchiehall Street in the early hours of this morning.

Riding the RIB to Bass Rock. Picture: Contributed

Boat tour gives peerless view of bird life

A THREE island boat tour offers a thrilling close-up view of Scotland’s rich bird life, finds Catriona Thomson

Rumbling Bridge Gorge in Kinross-Shire. Picture: Nick Drainey

Walk of the week: Rumbling Bridge Gorge

SUNDAY strolls are one of the best things about the weekend. The workday hustle and bustle can be put on the back burner and there is time to enjoy life at a more gentle pace.

The River Garry at Killiecrankie, Perthshire. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Walk of the week: A Killiecrankie Circuit

MUCH of it new to Jimbo and me, the following walk is a circuit of the slopes on the east side of the Pass of Killiecrankie; an attractive and varied composite of two waymarked walks (Killiecrankie blue and Bealach green) where it would be hard to get lost.

Scotlands best backcountry skiers take on Lawers of Gravity. Picture: Roger Cox

Scotland’s best backcountry skiers take on Lawers of Gravity

Heavy snow is falling on the slopes of Meall nan Tarmachan, on the north shore of Loch Tay.

The Pineapple, Airth near Falkirk. Picture: Nick Drainey

Walk of the week: The Pineapple near Falkirk

THE Pineapple is one of Scotland’s best known follies. It was built in 1761 for John Murray, the fourth Earl of Dunmore, as a garden retreat and now attracts visitors year round.

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