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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Munro Top Compleation

26 03 2017

As I couldn’t get booked in anywhere on any of the weekends, my Munro Top Compleation is now unfortunately going to be mid-week!

Thu 18 May on An Teallach

All those with a head for heights welcome if you can get time off… Read the rest of this entry »





The Crookdale Horseshoe

15 03 2017

Tue 14 Mar 2017
Richard and I were staying at our favourite hotel in Kendal again and, after he’d walked with me on the Monday, he couldn’t face another day ploutering around Outlying Wainwrights so he went off to Windermere on the train and I went and did this round. Like the t’other Wasdale Round next to it which I did last time, I enjoyed the remoteness of this one too… not sure about Wainwright’s route though! Read the rest of this entry »





Duplicate Scotland Maps for Sale

1 03 2017

Hardly used, all good condition – don’t need two of any now I’ve done all my bagging in Scotland.

They are:
1:25,000s: Arran (361), Trossachs (365), Loch Etive & Glen Orchy (377)

1:50,000s: Beinn Dearg & Loch Broom (20), Loch Assynt (15)

Individual maps £2.50 plus postage, all the lot £10 plus postage





The Great Laund Oak is no More!

27 02 2017

One of our most famous trees, and our oldest in Yorkshire, the great Laund Oak is no more! I didn’t know until I visited today on a walk from Bolton Abbey using the Sunday Dalesbus… Read the rest of this entry »





Dramatic Neist Point, Skye

24 02 2017

After seeing various postcards in the tourist shops of Neist Point, Richard and I decided it looked well worth a visit and hunted it down on the map. It was on the western most point of the landmass to the west of Dunvegan – we resolved to visit it on our next non-hill day…

neist-point-from-around-the-bay
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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 »