A Winter Outing on Arran: The ‘3 Beinns’ Loop

With a wee break in the weather approaching and a dusting of snow fairly early on in the winter season, I was keen to get a trip to the hills in as it had been a few months since my last outing. I was on my own, so opted for a familiar route that I…

A Summer’s Day in Winter: Ben Ledi

A cracking walk with some great views, our ascent of Ben Ledi made for a great wee day in the Trossachs. The day was made even better with a bit of a cloud inversion in the morning as well as abnormally mild conditions for February, turning this into more of a summer’s day than some…

A Fine Winter’s day: Schiehallion

A great winter’s day on Schiehallion, a very popular Munro in Perthshire. Although the weather was calm and reasonably cloudless, the conditions weren’t really “wintery”, with only a small dusting of snow, meaning once again crampons and ice axes were carried but not needed. Still, great conditions made for a brilliant and easy-going day out…

A Cold Day in Galloway: Cairnsmore of Carsphairn

A cloudy and cold hill walk in Galloway taking in Cairnsmore of Carsphairn, a hill that I had attempted around a year earlier but had to turn back due to howling winds and Sarah nearly blowing away! Although definitely not any warmer (and with less views than the last attempt), the weather was a little…

Small Hill, Big Views: Conic Hill

After a long few months at uni and a break in the weather, I was fairly desperate to get out and about but didn’t really have the time to organise a big hill trip. Instead, we opted for a short jaunt up Conic Hill – where I hadn’t been since my West Highland Way trip…

Adventures in Glen Coe: Buachaille Etive Beag

My favourite winter hill walk to date involved taking in the two Munros of Buachaille Etive Beag – Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh – in Glen Coe. These were also my first Glen Coe Munros and I could not have asked for a better way to round off 2017. My dad and I were…