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A Short Adventure in Scotland – part 1 – Ben Lawers from the Nature Reserve

Once upon a time on a family holiday to the Highlands I hiked up Ben Lawers with Dad – we went up the normal route from the National Trust for Scotland car park – a route which has the unfortunate … Continue reading

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A Short Adventure in Snowdonia – part 2 – in the Eastern Glyders

The following morning after a night in the valley undisturbed by any kind of adverse weather, we set off once again in warm summer conditions, from the car park just behind the shops in Capel Curig. Away from the main … Continue reading

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A Short Adventure in Snowdonia – part 1

The first day of our short adventure in Snowdonia dawned clear, sunny and warm as we left the campsite at Dolgam to head through the small hamlet of Capel Curig and into the Ogwen Valley which is Wales’ answer to … Continue reading

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A Walk in South Wales – Peaks of the Brecon Beacons

It’s hard to believe after all the recent snow and rain that little over a week ago I was enjoying this walk in wonderful Spring – almost Summer – conditions in the Brecon Beacons National Park which is a part … Continue reading

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Lake District Walks – in the Western Fells

Only the seasoned Wainwright bagger and local residents of West Cumbria will ever have heard of the hill called Grike but for everyone else it’s the westernmost of the Wainwrights or Lake District Fells, and stands next to Crag Fell … Continue reading

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Cycling Scotland – Lochearnhead and Glen Ogle…

Between Strathyre and Killin and to the north of Callander lies a bike trail that despite being short, ranks among the best rides I’ve done. A walk along here a few years ago actually prompted me to take up cycling … Continue reading

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The Bridge of Orchy to Kingshouse – Biking the West Highland Way

As promised here’s the second installment of my recent trip to the Highlands. On this outing the hiking boots were left at home – well in the tent – and I took to two wheels for a mountain bike trip … Continue reading

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Beyond Ben Nevis…

Ben Nevis at 4409ft or 1344m is the highest mountain in Scotland and the UK. As a consequence of this the normal tourist route to the summit is busy throughout the summer but there is more to these mountains than … Continue reading

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A Short Hike in the Highlands – Bridge of Orchy to Beinn Dorain

During moments of clear weather as one heads north along the A82 from Tyndrum towards Rannoch Moor and Glencoe, a vast pyramid shaped mountain makes its presence felt ahead towering above the small hamlet of Bridge of Orchy. More often … Continue reading

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An Adventure in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado…

Part 1 – Maroon Lake and Quandary Peak A few years ago I spent some time wandering around the Rocky Mountains of Colorado generally exploring and climbing a few peaks. The picture shows the Maroon Bells from Maroon Lake near … Continue reading

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