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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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 »





Long Mynd – Pole Bank and a Huge Liar!

24 11 2016

Sun 23 Oct 2016
Our second day of our HF (Holiday Fellowship) weekend at Church Stretton and we decided that, despite the low cloud meaning we couldn’t see it, it was the day to visit The Long Mynd. The weather was the same all weekend – fine and dry but very low mist until late afternoon. Therefore, we set off pretty late on our walk – not leaving the hotel until at least 1030… Read the rest of this entry »





Caer Caradoc, Ragleth Hill & Hope Bowdler Hill

13 11 2016

Sat 22 Oct 2016
A while back, I was sent an HF (Holiday Fellowship) brochure for walking holidays, a good many of which were in areas of Britain we haven’t visited. Richard was keen for us to go somewhere different so we had a browse through and agreed we’d try Church Stretton in Shropshire for our first HF holiday to see whether we liked the setup of the holidays.

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Caer Caradoc – R Wood
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Liathach Traverse

5 11 2016

Wed 12 Oct 2016

The day after my Ghuibhais walk (previous post), I joined another Steve Fallon Group walk – this time on my erstwhile ‘bete noire’ – Liathach! Would my chest hold out for such a steep and hard climb? Would I freak out in a total funk like last time? it’s a pretty fearsome beast…

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Grievous Guibhais

27 10 2016

Tue 11 Oct 2016
Now I have to start this post by reassuring readers that this hill isn’t really grievous – it’s just my play on the Gaelic sound of the name Guibhais – in Gaelic bh = v – therefore I always imagine it sounds like Jonathan ‘Wossy’ Ross saying ‘grevious’😆 It’s actually a very nice hill indeed and another tick on my ‘Corbett’ list – not that I’m ever going to be doing ‘The Corbetts’.

grevious-ghuibhais
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Rossett Pike via Rossett Gill Direct

19 10 2016

Tue 27 Sep 2016
Another trip to get one of Richard’s remaining Wainwrights – he just has 4 left now… As is usual, halfway through the walk we split up as I wanted to do Rossett Gill proper. After hearing so many ‘horror stories’ about it, I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Read the rest of this entry »





Sgurr Dubh & a String of Disasters

9 10 2016

Wed 5 Oct 2016
This is the follow up to my previously wasted 1000 mile trip (well, would have been wasted if I hadn’t managed to do Ben y Vrackie on the return). From start to finish it pretty much went wrong but it was still a great day out and a superb route to this particular Munro Top.

Mullach Choire Mhic Fhearchair's Craggy Top
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