How to get a hill view. Without climbing a big hill. That was the challenge Dave set me and I pondered a few options. I thought of some small hills in the area with big view such as the Lomond Hills and Ben A'an. The OS maps were scoured for hills I hadn't heard of … Continue reading Hills and Woods
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Easter Earshaig car park to Brattleburn bothy is 6.7km, walking along part of the Southern Upland Way, according to my calculations using OS maps. After all the snow and rain over the last week, I was wondering how many of those kms would be on boggy paths and fields. Dave and I had decided at … Continue reading New Year Bothy Therapy
A Christmas dip, since the hills were so wild today. The last shot was indeed me running out of the water as it was so bloody cold 🥶.
Best start to a school in-service day in a while. 🏊♂️
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
Stromeferry. Queensferry. The Ferry in Inverness (now known as Merkinch). What do they have in common? Well they all used to have a boat to take people and goods across a body of water. I think the word ferry comes from the Norse "to carry" and I love seeing the word and finding out all … Continue reading Is There a Ferry to Lochindorb?
Into the Angus Glens for a warming saunter up Cat Law and then a cool down dip in Reekie Linn.
The translation of the Gaelic name for the area gives some indication of the lie of the land we're talking about if you've never been, or indeed never heard, of this remote, beautiful and charming part of the world. It's area that clearly does it's own thing. It's local distillery isn't open at the weekend. … Continue reading The Headland of the Great Seas