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A wander in the woods

I've been to Lewis Hill and Middlethird Wood on quite a few occasions now but each time was on my mountain bike in the rain and wind. This was the first time I had been able to go on foot and with blue skies above me, it was definitely the best…

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First wild camp up the Ochil Hills

After five years of hillwalking, I have finally wild camped up the hills! Years of excuses and not finding the time or money to do it are finally over. Not wanting to go too far from home for my first outing, I thought Dumyat up the Ochil Hills in Stirling would be my best bet…

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The Black Mount double

After years and years of asking me to go up the hills with him when I was a boy, my father and I finally managed to climb a couple of Munros together. Being the old and experienced hillwalker, I let Billy choose where we'd go and Stob Ghabhar was the choice…

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The Glen Falloch experience

After last week’s epic adventure up and around Ben Lui, I thought I'd go for something a bit easier and shorter this time round. So I set my sights on either An Caisteal & Beinn a'Chroin or Cruach Ardrain & Beinn Tulaichean from the layby where the River Falloch meets the A82…

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Triple my tally on the Ben Lui foursome

I'm quickly adding some notches to the old Munro tally now! I joked about doubling or tripling my tally last week but I really fancied doing these four the more I looked into it. Initially I was going to do just Ben Lui…

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Double my tally on Ben Vane

Having done my first Munro in April, I eventually got round to doing my second today. Chose the smallest of all the Munros thinking it would be fairly easy but this Ben Vane is a steep wee hill. Unfortunately, just like the last two weeks I've been out, there was a lot of low cloud…

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A dreich day on Fhidhleir

I noticed this awesome looking ridge a lot recently in the background of some of the other walks I'd done in the area and thought it looked worth a punt. Not many reports on here for it so I was worried it might not have been worth the effort but turns out it was…

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Ben Donich – Ease myself back in

It took about 6 weeks but I eventually managed to get back on the hills last weekend with Magz n Gaz after my nasty knee injury. Still sore but just couldn't wait any longer, was desperate to get out there and I'm glad I did! Ben Donich was the hill of choice this time…

Hillwalking

Beinn Narnain – First Munro!

So I conquered my first Munro this week which should have been a joyful experience but turned out the complete opposite! A disaster to say the least. Two days before, I was up the Kilpatrick Hills doing some mountain biking and basically wrecked my bad knee when landing a jump…