Changing of the Seasons

Saturday 7th November 2020 “There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!” -Percy Bysshe Shelley Some people love the summertime, others love the cold of the winter. More than anything…

Munro Madness

October 2020 The leaves are turning, the temperatures are dropping and the sun is rising slightly later each day.  And in one weeks time, the clocks will change, marking the end of British Summer Time.  Why do we still have this seasonal affair, I so wished we didn’t!  As you may know there are Munro’s…

Beinn a’Ghlo Circuit

October 2020 We have been meaning to do this circuit for ages, drove passed it many a times and admired its steep scar up the mountain from afar.  I’m not entirely sure why it took us so long to do…weather, time, COVID or something else has somehow got in the way…today we were going to…

That Was the Week that Was!

Sat 26th Sept – Sat 3rd Oct 2020 Isle of Skye Our week in Skye has been amazing, and our almost isolated Crofting Cottage just absolutely perfect to come back to after a hard day in the hills or a cold evening wandering. Outwith our mountain bagging days that we undertook we thought we’d put…

Bruach na Frithe

Thursday 1st October 2020 We were itching to explore the Black Cuillins once more. This time we decided on the Munro Bruach na Frithe which was meant to provide spectacular views over its sister mountains. As we left the carpark and began our hike, we could see the tops of the Black Cuillin but we…

Sgùrr Alasdair

Tuesday 29th September 2020 Today we were hoping to summit Sgùrr Alasdair.  The forecast told us that early morning would bring poor visibility on the tops of the Munro’s here in Skye, but by early lunchtime we would have a 60% chance of a cloud free Munro.  By late afternoon winds were to pick up…

The Cuillin

Sunday 27th September 2020 Blà Bheinn The Cuillin is a range of rocky mountains located on the Isle of Skye.  The main Cuillin ridge is also known as the Black Cuillin to distinguish it from the Red Cuillin. These mountain ranges dominate the landscape on Skye.  The Black Cuillin is the UK’s most challenging mountain…

Skye – Heaven on Earth!

Saturday 26th September 2020 “A place where time means nothing and beneath every footstep lies 500 million years of history”. The Isle of Skye is still my favourite part of Scotland (or at least one of them). I think Skye (its my opinion) has some of the best scenery in all of Scotland, and it…

Glen Coe

Friday 18th – Sunday 20th September 2020 The wild landscapes of the Scottish Highlands and Islands always offer the ultimate escape for me – one of the last corners of Europe where you can still discover genuine solitude. This is a place where the sky feels huge, where the world slips away into the mountains…

Scotland’s Northern Wildernesses

Friday 11th – Sunday 14th September 2020 Base – Ardgay “Freedom”…I shouted for the second time in only a few months!!!! So after returning from the wonderful and isolated Alps ironically we had to self-isolate for two solid weeks due to having visited France and Switzerland (both were put on Scotland’s quarantine list when we…