There is mounting evidence that children who regularly play outdoors, especially in nature, are smarter, happier and healthier. This comes as no surprise to staff and parents of Wee Wild Sparks Outdoor Nursery in Coupar Angus, Perthshire.
In previous years, the weather for the annual Cateran Yomp weekend has proved challenging, with participants battling muddy paths and torrential rain.
For most people, a trip from Dundee to Perth takes about 20 minutes along the A90. But this summer you can experience the journey in a completely different way.
Michael Alexander speaks to Perthshire adventurer David Fox-Pitt about his passion for pushing people's boundaries.