A Tale of Two Lairigs: Backpacking in the Cairngorms

With winter coming to an end and conditions slowly shifting towards spring in the mountains, Easter has always been a time that my dad and I enjoy getting out and about in the hills. We had completed the West Highland Way and East Highland Way at a similar time in previous years, but with a…

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 East Highland Way in 5 Days

After an excellent trip on the West Highland Way in April 2017, I was keen to organise another long distance trail. Since my dad and I had walked the West Highland Way and the Speyside Way, the East Highland Way would join the two and mean that we would have walked from Glasgow to Buckie…

Signing Off the Summer: Camping High on Ben Starav

A fantastic way to sign off a great summer of adventure by enjoying a spectacular summit camp on Ben Starav, before taking in Beinn nan Aighenan and Glas Bheinn Mhor. [September 2018] For my last chance at wild camping and Munro-bagging before starting my final year at university, I wanted to try and pick somewhere…

Munro Bagging in the Mamores

After a couple of successful solo wild camping trips on Arran and a hankering to bag as many Munros as possible this summer, I decided to embark on probably my most ambitious overnight trip yet – a solo wild camp in the Mamores. With some good weather approaching and a free week in an otherwise…

Round 2 in the Cairngorms: finishing the Cairngorms 4000ers

After last year’s fantastic trip in the Cairngorms completing 4 Munros, my dad and I were very keen to revisit this area and explore a different part of this wild and rugged landscape. We opted for a circuit from the Cairngorm ski centre taking in 3 Munros with a wild camp at Loch Etchachan, the…

The Tent Killer: A Bad Case of Wind on Arran

Despite a mixed weather forecast, my dad and I decided to embark on another wild camping trip on the Isle of Arran, but this time in a place that neither of us had ever visited. We had no real plan after our first night, but after an extremely windy few hours during the night and…

A Week on the West Highland Way

My dad and I recently completed the West Highland Way, Scotland’s first – and most walked – official long distance route. We walked The Way over 7 (and a bit) days from Milngavie to Fort William. We alternated our accommodation along the route to allow us a night’s camping and a subsequent night indoors to…