Scotland Hiking Tips & Info
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
If you're interested in knowing more about the right to roam in Scotland then hopefully by the time you've read this article you'll have more of a clear idea of what rights you have. It's quite common for people, especially visitors, to see that Scotland...read more
If you've spent at least a couple of days in Scotland, or more specifically the Highlands, you're bound to have come across the term 'munro bagging' or a 'munro bagger' which has probably brought you to ask 'What is a munro bagger?' Simply put, a munro...read more
Midges. "Horrible things" "The bane of my life" "They ruined my hike" "Let's stay in today, the midges are bad" I really have heard it all when it comes to midges. But what happens when we dig a little deeper about the midges in Scotland? Midges In...read more
Scotland is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular nations in Europe for hiking. The mountains in Scotland consist of hundreds of peaks which can just about all be climbed without too much technical difficulty, but provide a significant enough challenge...read more
Hi 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.