Hiking in Glen Affric offers an array of stunning viewpoints and arguably this hike has the best in the northern Highlands. There are few places where you get such a panoramic view of several of Scotland's major mountain ranges. On a clear day, it's easy...read more
This mossy hunk of landmass probably isn't high up on your list of hills. The walk itself is surprisingly tiring with little to no path at times. The uninspiring hike up is rewarded with some excellent views over the Moray Firth to your east and...read more
It would be very easy for me to write up a basic list of hiking essentials for day hiking in Scotland. I'm afraid it's not as simple as this. Hiking equipment in Scotland is dependent on a couple of things - the main one being the time of year. Before I...read more
This undistinguished hill is relatively uninspiring and at first glance it lacks any real presence. Carn na h-Easgainn is more of a mossy mound of land rather than a 'hill' but it can be worth the walk up for a few different reasons. For what it is, the...read more
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Last Updated: 30/05/2018 If you find yourself reading this post it's most likely because you're looking for a decent hiking/outdoors app. Here I'll give you a thorough Viewranger app review and give you the reasons why, in my opinion, this is the best...read more
If we want to find best weather app for the UK specifically, there's only really one winner. There are dozens of weather apps for your phone and tablet out there and it probably leads you to ask 'why are there so many weather apps and how can they be any...read more
Having done a fair bit of travelling, I see and hear the question "What is the best mosquito repellent?" ALL THE TIME. Before I even jump into the details and analysis of what I think is, hands down, the best repellent out there, I just want to mention...read more
FounderHi there, I’m Stephen!
I created In Shape Explorer with the goal of giving you thorough hike reviews of Scotland’s mountains and lesser-known peaks further afield. I also share hiking advice, tips and guides so that you are as informed as possible before getting out there! Any questions or queries then don’t hesitate to get in touch.