Bogs & Clouds: a Morning in the Monadhliath

After the first leg of our September holiday in Appin, we were headed to Aviemore for the final few days of our time away. It would have been rude not to make use of the many hills en route that I hadn’t done yet, so we opted for a short and simple hill walk to…

Signing Off An Awesome Summer: Summit Camping in Argyll

After a busy summer where I tried my best to make up for missing out on lots of opportunities last year, I managed to squeeze in one last trip before the end of the season. With only an afternoon and a morning free, it would have to be a quick one, so I opted for…

Return to Glenshee: The Glas Maol Circuit

The second day of myself and Sarah’s hill walking trip, this time in the Cairngorms national park on what was an absolutely scorching day. We opted to continue the multi-Munro theme and bagged the 4 Munros to the east of Glenshee Ski Centre on what was a glorious day for a hill walk. [July ’21]…

More Munros in Perthshire: Glen Lyon 4

A satisfying day out in Glen Lyon, bagging 4 Munros in the popular circuit to the north of the glen. This was the first day of a 2-part adventure for Sarah and I in an effort to make the most of a great spell of weather and tick off some hills. [July ’21] So far,…

A Munro Milestone: Beinn Eunaich & Beinn a’Chochuill

Sarah and I enjoyed a fairly easy circuit of 2 Munros – Beinn Eunaich and Beinn a’Chochuill – in Argyll. We split the journey with a stay in Tyndrum to get an earlier start on the hill and miss some heavy rain that was forecast for later in the day. Thankfully our plan worked and…

Above the Clouds: A Stunning Trip in the Trossachs

With a fantastic spell of weather due during the week, I found it impossible not to take some time off work to make the most of the clear blue skies, high temperatures and light winds across much of Scotland. Due to time constraints, I settled on a trip to the Trossachs to take in 4…

A First Taste of Torridon: Beinn Eighe

The week after my epic Kintail adventure, Sarah and I enjoyed a week away in Gairloch. Naturally, we wanted to include some hills as part of our trip and opted for a couple of the Torridon Munros in the form of Beinn Eighe. [June ’21] Thankfully this trip didn’t start with a drive from Ayrshire…

Munro Madness: Summit Camping in Kintail

After my original plans had to be scrapped due to Calmac ferry issues, I was in need of something else to fill a few days off work. I had enjoyed an epic day on my bike a couple of weeks before, so I was keen to start ticking off some hills again. The forecast looked…

The Rob Roy Way in a Day

The first of a few ambitious plans for 2021 – my attempt at the Rob Roy Way in a day on my mountain bike. This 80 mile route (with around 2400m of climbing) seemed like a fair challenge, but definitely doable in a day. I managed to persuade my dad to come with me and…

The Last of the Galloway Corbetts: Shalloch on Minnoch

Sarah and I enjoyed an easy but rewarding outing in the Galloway Forest Park, an area of the country that’s normally a little quieter than its northern counterparts. With a relatively high start point, good views and a gentle ascent, this was a great way to spend a morning! [Apr ’21] Shalloch on Minnoch was…

Almost Done in the Arrochar Alps: Beinn Bhuidhe

After around 7 months of not being allowed to travel, I finally got the chance to increase my Munro tally. I opted for Beinn Bhuidhe, an outlier from the main Arrochar Alps and my last Munro to ‘bag’ in the area. Ticking this mountain off left me with one left, then I’ll finally have summited…