Helen Todd

Helen Todd on Sg an Lochan Uaine 

Despite coming from Cheshire, I’m never happier than when I’m amongst mountains, a legacy, perhaps, of my childhood, spent being dragged around Wales, Scotland, the Lake District and the Pennines by my father, who was from Yorkshire and loved the hills too.

I lived abroad for 15 years but have barely left Scotland since I arrived in Edinburgh in 2001. There’s just so much to explore and it’s a fantastic country if you like the outdoors. Edinburgh has all the attractions of a major cultural centre and historic capital city, yet there are deserted sandy beaches and rolling green hills just half an hour away. If you want adventure, you can have a wild mountain experience in the West Highlands and still be home for your tea!

I’m a mildly-obsessive Munro-bagger but also recognise that other hills are available. I’m equally happy exploring places on my bicycle.

Helen Todd is campaigns & policy manager at Ramblers Scotland. You can follow her on twitter @helenrambler. 


Could you recognise and remove a tick?

01 August 2017 by Helen Todd

Our Scottish campaigns & policy manager Helen Todd discusses those horrible little biters - ticks - and how best to remove and avoid them.

Local elections 2017: Making the case for outdoor recreation

27 April 2017 by Helen Todd

With the 2017 local elections looming in Scotland, Helen Todd says it's vital that outdoor interests engage with local democracy.

Getting along: Cyclists and walkers sharing paths

07 September 2016 by Helen Todd

Helen Todd reflects on how 'shared use' paths are working in Scotland - where cyclists, walkers, horse riders and paddlers have enjoyed equal rights of access since 2003.

Scottish views and vistas

Manifesto for a walking Scotland

08 April 2016 by Helen Todd

As part of the 2016 Scottish Elections, there is a crying need for politicians to support walking & access, promote health, and protect the environment.

Loch Lomond

A ban on informal camping in the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park

28 January 2016 by Helen Todd

From March 2017, anyone wishing to camp along approximately 150km of loch shores within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park will find they are faced with a ban.

embrace the season

Embrace the season

21 December 2015 by Helen Todd

In the darkest days of winter, it’s tempting to think back with a touch of nostalgia to long, warm summer days.

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I’m never happier than when I’m amongst mountains.

Helen Todd