We all love to explore new places, but most of us also have some hills we call home. For Kirstie Smith, it’s the heart of the northern mountains on the Isle of Arran.
Beach, bog, mountain and sea. Triathletes Cat Morrison and Caroline Wallace take on one of the UK’s toughest adventure races through one of the country’s most extraordinary landscapes.
Get up early, grab a bike and take a look round the back of your favourite hill. You might be surprised at what you find.
With modern maps, GPS and aerial photography, we like to think we know the hills better than anyone. But open an Ordnance Survey map of any mountain in the Scottish Highlands and there, in plain sight, is evidence that those who roamed these hills long before us knew them intimately – perhaps more than we ever will.