Hello readers!

1 03 2011

I’ve started this blog in response to requests from my friends to write further about my cowardly exploits in the hills of Britain and elsewhere.

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The Back Way Between Armadale & Broadford

17 02 2017

Despite the road between Armadale and Broadford being a good, fast road (something I love), last time we came from the ferry at Armadale, Richard spotted this back road on the map which looked to take a more interesting detour – it did! This road, if driven in the direction of Armadale to Broadford, yields superb views of the Black Cuillin and the Red Hills… Read the rest of this entry »





Rubha an Dunain, Skye

24 01 2017

May 2016
On my Skye Club trip last year, I arrived a day too early and, wanting to break myself in gently, went for this flat walk from the mountaineering hut in Glenbrittle to the point of Rubha an Dunain – the point of the little fort. The walk is easy, about 7 miles each way with not much up and down and a reasonable path until near the end. Read the rest of this entry »





Barrow – Easy Walk When I Wanted a Hard One

12 01 2017

Tue 22 November 2016
I was a bit miffed to see this first thing in the morning (Skiddaw, my favourite winter mountain caked in snow) and then to have to turn away and do a tiddler around the back of the hotel!

magnificent-winter-skiddaw-nov-16
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2016 Stats Post / Happy New Year

31 12 2016

Feel free to add your own stats in the comments section below…

Here are my hill statistics and summary for the year but I’ve only worked out the mileage and height gain for Scotland as it’s too messy for the English stuff I did…

dalehead-summit-nov-16-snow
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Dale Head Photo Fest

21 12 2016

Sun 20 November 2016
A trip to the Lakes in the earliest snow I’ve ever seen up there!

wintry-dalehead-to-helvellyn-range
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t’Other Wasdale Round

14 12 2016

Richard and I were staying at the lovely Best Western ‘Castle Green Hotel’ in Kendal – becoming a favourite of ours, especially in cold weather as it’s convenient, well equipped and very warm, quiet and comfortable.

I’d had a terrible day chest-wise the day before re-doing part of my earlier Potter Fell round as I needed to do Brunt Fell – I was basically knackered all the way round. I decided to pick the easiest day out of all the remaining Outlying Wainwrights I had to do in the area – Richard went boozing in Kendal instead as this isn’t his sort of thing! Read the rest of this entry »





Castell Dinas Bran, Llangollen

2 12 2016

Mon 24 Oct 2016
On our way out of Shropshire, we’d hoped to go to the famous Stiper Stones but it wasn’t to be… the morning yielded very low cloud yet again – we could barely see to drive over the Long Mynd road so it wasn’t worth going to see the spectacular rock tors… Read the rest of this entry »