Mist swirling over the treetops of Rannoch Forest and the drizzle pit-pattering on my cap, making it a day to cast the eyes downwards as I seek out late summer flowers by this Perthshire track edge.
Penguins are big news this summer, with Maggie’s Penguin Parade taking the world by storm. Gayle meets some real waddling wanderers at St Andrews Aquarium
Loch Fitty & St Ninians, Kingseat, Fife
When you make a journey by bike rather than by a motorised vehicle there is a certain expectation that you are doing your bit for the environment by reducing your carbon footprint.
Golden beaches, rock pools, wonderful wildlife, wide expanses of sand dunes and flower-strewn cliffs – you’ll discover all of that and more if you explore the gorgeous Angus coastline.
I’m sitting in the garden at dusk, the damp air hanging heavy from recent rain. A bat twirls by the leafy fringes of a sycamore, repeatedly sweeping towards the foliage before fluttering out again as it hunts for flying insects.
Mount Keen, Glen Esk, Angus
I remember my daughter’s first bike race. She was four years old, and we had travelled up to Carrbridge where the local club had organised a youth Dirt Crit mountain bike race.
He's the adventure sports addict from Blairgowrie who doesn't let being blind stop him from undertaking extreme challenges. Gayle Ritchie meets Dean Dunbar as he paddleboards across a loch.
Surf virgin Gayle attempts to catch some waves during a lesson at West Sands in St Andrews