It was appropriate that while the country struggles to come to terms with the cost of living crisis, and the government tries its best to justify tax cuts for rich people at the same time, Paul and I decided to escape to Applecross for three days exploring in the wilds. The Gaelic for Applecross is … Continue reading Seeking Sanctuary in A’ Chomraich
"Foulbog" The name of the rural house to my right as I drove over the line separating the Scottish Borders from Dumfries and Galloway which made me giggle. On a par with "Cauldhame", another building moniker I've seen on a walk which would surely make you re-think whether it was the best place to live … Continue reading Foulbog to Dryfehead
The doors are closed and locked on adventures far from home once more as coronavirus takes hold again. So close to home is the default option when scouring maps for places to explore. I'd seen the Castle Law hill fort from afar loads of times, often from the Dunning to Bridge of Earn road in … Continue reading Castle Law Hill Fort
For the third of my Grid Square Journeys, I needed to do some tweaking. I've used the same number of steps since I was first taught to navigate properly by Rich. But either old age or maybe too many injuries has meant my stride has started to change. The last two squares has seen me … Continue reading Grid Square Journeys no. 3 – NN 7941 (Meall a’ Choire Chreagaich and a Swim!)
I love a bridge. And this walk was full of bridges, large and small. Some of historical note (as in you can find info on the internet), others not...... Starting with this beauty. My wander started in Tomatin, just under the Findhorn Viaduct. And I was aiming for Boat of Garten, following one of General … Continue reading History v Progress?
I have a dream. To live in an old cottage far away from civilisation. And every now and then I travel over Dava Moor (between Nairn and Grantown on Spey) and I can see the remains of what must have been a well populated area in days gone by. Old and derelict cottages, tracks and … Continue reading Cottaging on Dava Moor
This church has been on my "to do" list for a while now. It's columns make it look extremely grand and Athenian from the front, although less impressive at the back where it's falling (or being knocked) down. Inside the main chamber it remains obviously a church with the pews and the altar. I love … Continue reading Angus Church – January 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtOcaV-1VEE My last Aberdeen explore before going to pastures new. It's a site I've wanted to look round since moving to the Granite City and I've wandered and driven past it many times. Built for Scott Brown and Co (of Angus), 1808, bankrupt 1811 and sold to Sir John Maberly MP, entrepreneur, speculator and introducer … Continue reading A wee explore around the old Broadford Works (Richards Factory), Aberdeen.