Take A Hike

Take A Hike

A freelance writer specialising in active outdoor pursuits, I have written a number of walking guidebooks, including titles for Cicerone and Pocket Mountains. I am a regular contributor to the Wild Walks section of The Great Outdoors magazine and pen a weekly walking column for The Courier.



The Courier

My walking column in The Courier Weekend magazine supplement began on March 29, 2014, with a route visiting Loch Shandra and Auchintaple Loch, Glen Isla, Angus.


Each week Take a Hike will feature a new walk route in 'Courier Country' - east central Scotland. Illustrated with an eye-catching half page photograph, the column - a full tabloid page - will include a step by step guide to the walk, practical information and an Ordnance Survey map extract.

Over the coming weeks and months I'll be filing routes from across the region. There will be a variety of different grades of difficulty and lengths, the walks ranging from easy low level strolls to more demanding upland hikes through some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery.

The Courier - Take a Hike


For outdoor writing commissions email me at jimcarron@gmail to discuss your requirements. For full contact details and information on past, current and future projects, click About.




Angus is the historical heartland of Scotland, a county where the past has left an indelible mark on the present.

Prehistoric forts, ancient castles and Pictish standing stones dot a rich and varied landscape where bracing coastal hikes, tranquil riverside rambles, sheltered woodland wanders and more challenging hill ascents await the walker. 

Angus and Dundee - 40 Coast and Country Walks combines exploration of the county’s stunning coastline where rocky cliffs and coves reveal swathes of golden sand, with gentle inland trails and more adventurous forays into the celebrated Angus Glens where the terrain is altogether wilder and more dramatic.

Pocket Mountains



Walking in the Angus Glens is a guidebook to 30 walks in the Angus Glens; north of Dundee and south of the Cairngorms.

Covering the five Glens of Isla, Prosen, Clova, Lethnot and Esk with routes for competent walkers to explore remote upland areas.

These walks will take you to Munro peaks, glacial valleys, craggy corries, forests and lochs, and treat you to fabulous views.

Cicerone Press



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