Category Archives: Cycling

Coire Lair a wander and some thoughts on the wonderful Stalking paths.

We had an Autumnal walk up to Coire Lair through mist covered mountains yesterday. It had been very heavy rain for a few days and the Coire has a interesting river crossing and some of the best stalking paths in … Continue reading

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Last day in Harris “The Golden Road”

We had an easy start after our hill day it was windy and pretty cold at times. We had lunch at Sam’s Seafood Shack at Rodal then we headed along the Golden road. We had a superb lunch of fresh … Continue reading

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A podcast, for mental health some thinking time and a head clearing cycle later along the coast.

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in” ― Leonard Cohen Today I was asked to do a podcast for Basic Scotland. https://basics-scotland.org.ukWeb result with site linksBASICS Scotland BASICS Scotland (British Association of Immediate Care) is … Continue reading

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Potholes, camping and Toilets.

I travelled back early the other day from the West yesterday early to miss all the traffic. Most lay-byes were full of camper vans and tents they must be having fun as the midges were out. Yet it was sad … Continue reading

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Corbett Days no 2 – Stob an Aonaoch Mhoir a poem in the Doric. “A day in the Jungles and Jet Boils”. By kind permission of the Bard of Dunphail.

Doric, the popular name for Mid Northern Scots or Northeast Scots, refers to the Scots language as spoken in the northeast of Scotland. There is an extensive body of literature, mostly poetry, ballads, and songs. A day in the Jungles and Jet Boils. Heavy came to … Continue reading

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Poem by the Tour de Dunphail winner. A Corbett in Affric Carn a Choire Garbh in the local Dialect.

I have always enjoyed poetry and I was on the hill with the “Poet Laureate frae Dunphail”. We had a great day in the rain that involved a cycle up the Affric track a hidden stalkers path a new Corbett … Continue reading

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A bit of everything today on the remote Corbett Stob an Aonaich Mhoir. Rannoch.

Bikes – midges – off Route – bike gear snags – great views – down hill – an Eagle – midges – jet boiler – cramp – home. I was away early to collect Bab’s at 0600 and get bikes … Continue reading

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Off to Rannoch chasing Corbetts. Stob an Aonaich Mhor a long wander.

This is a hill I have missed out on so it’s an Alpine Start for me and Babs ! Description This remote hill enjoys a superb position above Loch Ericht, making it a wonderful viewpoint, revealed only at the last … Continue reading

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Carn Kitty 521 feet. Berry Burn Wind farm a local wander.

My pal Babs wanted to show me here area where she enjoys her local walks and cycles near her home. Another friend Maggie wanted a wee wander as well she has been hard at work as a carer for the … Continue reading

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It’s getting busy! A few thoughts ?

I have been lucky to get out and enjoy a few days on the hills. I love to be out it all seems new. Yet I am trying going to a few areas away from the crowds as I am … Continue reading

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