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Hillwalking

Glen Coe’s Lost Valley winter traversal

Arriving at the large car park overlooking the Three Sisters in Glen Coe, the rain that had been threatening to fall all morning finally burst through the clouds. Looking up to the Lost Valley, all we could see was clag…

A perfect spot for a break overlooking the reservoir with the Fintry Hills behind it.
Mountain biking

Carron Valley circular from Stirling

The weather was so good yesterday that I just had to get outside. I still have an injury in my achilles tendon though so hillwalking was off the cards. Carron Valley on the mountain bike seemed like the answer then…

Kayaking

Exploring Loch Ard by kayak

The plan was to take our new kayaks out on Loch Lomond to visit Inchcailloch island for our first trip in them together. When we arrived at Balmaha though the water was looking pretty choppy, too choppy for a couple of amateur kayakers…

Hillwalking Camping

Wild camping in wild winds up Ben Ledi

Having done my first wild camp in six months a few days ago up Beinn Trilleachan in Glen Etive, I feel like I have the bug again. So much so, that I couldn't even wait a whole week before going again…

Hillwalking Camping

Summit camping on Beinn Trilleachan

With just three weeks to go before our West Highland Way trip, we still hadn't been camping together so Glen Etive was decided as our destination for the weekend and Beinn Trilleachan as the mountain of choice…

Hillwalking

From bogs to Brocken spectres

Beinn an Lochain was one of my very first hillwalks and to this day is still one of my favourites. That might be a little surprising for someone obsessed with bagging Munros as this little hill is just shy of that honour but it doesn't make it any less enjoyable…

Hillwalking

Brocken spectres on my 100th Munro

It was back in early 2011, when out mountain biking with my dad in Arrochar, that I was first drawn to the majesty of the Munros and the idea of hillwalking. I never thought at the time that it would grip me so much…

Hillwalking

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…

Hillwalking

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…