The Wild Scottish Highlands

Taking a week off work we decided to head to the Highlands. We didn’t have anywhere in particular planned other than spending two nights in a ‘Star Hut’ in Rannoch Moor which I had been generously gifted for my birthday so other options could be planned around this. We hadn’t been in the Fort William…

Glen Ey

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail”. Glen Ey is a beautiful spot situated relatively near Braemar. We were heading up to this location for a weekend wild camp to bag some of the more remote Munro’s. For us it was an ideal…

Beinn Dearg

The whole country was having a cracking weekend so we decided it would be nice to summit a Munro in a bit if heat, potentially hitting 13° on the summit…for us that’s roasty toasty!!! We chose Beinn Dearg for a few reasons. Firstly it was pretty close to home, near the Blair Atholl area, secondly…

Sgairneach Mhòr

As a last minute idea we planned on trying to get another Munro ticked off. Lockdowns/travel restrictions have meant we are further from where we thought we would be in terms of how many Munro’s we would have bagged by now if we had been free to roam….so the catch-up is on! We chose Sgairneach…

Loch Quoich & Gairich

“If adventure has a final and all-embracing motive, it is surely this: we go out because it is our nature to go out, to climb mountains, and to paddle rivers, to fly to the planets and plunge into the depths of the oceans… When man ceases to do these things, he is no longer man.”…

South Glen Shiel Ridge

“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” ― David McCullough Jr. Glen Shiel is a glen in the Northwest Highlands of Scotland. The landscape and the views…

The Saddle & Sgùrr na Shine via The Forcan Ridge

Todays adventure would hopefully see us summit two Munro’s including the magnificent Saddle, some say, one of the finest mountains in all of Scotland. There is a variation to this hike which avoids The Forcan Ridge but we had decided it simply had to be done.  It is said to be one of the airiest…

Beinn Fhada

Due to having more day light hours we decided that whilst we were up in Glen Shiel we would undertake some of the Munros that were considered long days on the hills. So today we decided on Beinn Fhada and this one turned out to be one long hill – guess the clue was in…

Finding Freedom

“May we think of freedom not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right”, Peter Marshall. Now that travel restrictions have eased in Scotland which now means we can travel outside our local areas….we were off…safely of course. We thought long and hard about where we…

Ben Vane

Today we decided to undertake Ben Vane.  This was a risk take as Ben Vane is situated in the popular and busy Argyll and Bute area beside Loch Lomond.  We also thought it might be a busy Munro in general as it has a well-made path up which adds to the attraction for some. We…