Category Archives: Bothies

Meall a’ Bhuachaille another wee gem of a hill.

Yesterday we wanted to get out and myself Babs and Derrick(Yeni) decided that in separate cars to drive to Glenmore for one of the best short days in the Cairngorms. It’s a popular wee hill with big views. Meall a’ … Continue reading

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Gear, bothies – on a walk East – West 1982? Angels Ridge – Angels peak.

I was just posted back from the flatlands of the South from Innsworth near Gloucetser when this walk was taking place. I was posted back to RAF Kinloss in Morayshire. I managed to come out a few times with the … Continue reading

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Early Social Distancing – Strathfarrar, An Teallach memories.

When I was at RAF Leuchars as the Mountain Rescue Team Leader I used to raid the far North of Scotland (that was RAF Kinloss MRT Area) We had many great weekend. Sadly it took a bit of convincing the … Continue reading

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Interesting day on the Prow – Blaven Skye, fancy dress and a call – out.

I was out for another weekends training at Kintail on the West Coast with the RAF Mountain Rescue Team from RAF Leuchars in Fife. The weather was great so we planned to get a climb in Skye just over the … Continue reading

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Sky Dance Fighting for the Wild in the Scottish Highlands – book review

Recently I was recommended this book by some good pals. Sky Dance Fighting for the wild in the Scottish Highlands. By J.D. Burns. I was told it was a good read set in Scotland it deals with land ownership , … Continue reading

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1976 Day 12 May 20 North to South Sron A’Choire Ghairbh, Meall na Teanga – Spean Bridge and a night in the railway station.

Day 12 May 20    The day of no bothy Green fields. We had been promised a bothy at Spean Bridge but at the last minute it had fallen through.  Sron a ’Choire Chairbh, Meall na Teanga – Spean Bridge … Continue reading

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1976 North – South Walk – Day 7. May 15 Heading for the Glens eventually.

It was decided that I would need a day off at Scardroy and was looked after by the keeper’s wife John and Blanche Meldrum and given drinks and lots of care. I thought for me the walk was over. I … Continue reading

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1976 – Day 6. May 14 North – South Walk.Nest of Fannichs – Fionn Bheinn (933m Munro 246) – Scardroy Strathcarron.

From the Guidebook – “Fionn Bheinn is often the forgotten hill of the area, its wide grassy (and wet) slopes contributing to its neglect. This isn’t a hill to leave for a claggy day however, as the summit is a … Continue reading

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1976 – North to South Walk Day 5 The Fannichs and a night in the Nest of Fannichs.

The route – Loch Droma bothy – Beinn Liathach Mhor Fannaich, Sgurr Mor ,Meall Gorm, An Coileanchan, Meall Gorm, Meall A’ Chrasgaidh, Sgurr Na Chlach Geala, Sgurr nan Each – The bothy the Nest of Fannichs. This is the story … Continue reading

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1976 – Day 4 May 12 – Seana Bhraigh, Eididh nan Clach Geala, Meal nan Ceapraichean, Cona Mheal and Beinn Dearg.

The night was spent in the bothy at Loch Coire Mhor below the great cliffs of Seana Bhraigh a wild place. This was day 4 of a walk from the North of Scotland from Ben Hope to Ben Lomond in … Continue reading

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