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
New Year Bothy Therapy
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 🥶.
Seeking Sanctuary in A’ Chomraich
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
Into the Angus Glens for a warming saunter up Cat Law and then a cool down dip in Reekie Linn.
Grid Square Journeys no. 4 – NN 7351 (Coire Pheiginn)
It's been a while since I journeyed around a grid square, checking if my map and compass knowledge are still in a vague working order. So with a day to amble I had a think about where I wanted to go. And with fuel prices (and all other prices) going northwards of £1.80 for a … Continue reading Grid Square Journeys no. 4 – NN 7351 (Coire Pheiginn)
Foulbog to Dryfehead
"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 Rugged Country of Coire Garbhlach
According to the LearnGaelic dictionary, Garbhlach apparently means rugged country. And this was where I was heading for a bluebird weekend with some of the boys, a roam around the rough corrie and the wider expanse of Glen Feshie, one of my favourite glens. Coming from different parts of the country, we all converged on … Continue reading The Rugged Country of Coire Garbhlach