Category Archives: Enviroment

What a mess we are leaving in the wild places and seas. Camusunary bay and bothy a piece from a special place on Skye. What can we do?

Many will know of my love of Skye not just the great Cuillin peaks but also the lesser known areas of this wonderful Island. Over the years I have built a love for not one of the classic peaks but … Continue reading

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Ticks please be aware we are now in Tick season – Wake up to Lyme ? Wild fires ?

Ticks The last weekend I was out in the hills the last thing I was thinking about was ticks after a long winter ! Despite a thorough search I found another sheep tick again after the hill walk when I … Continue reading

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Last day in Plockton, the West at its best! A sailing trip in the bay. Some local tales, great food and company music poetry and a sunset! Just what was needed after a long winter!

The last full day of a super trip with two great friends to Plockton! I was awakened by the 0630 train we are living in the the Old Station House at Plockton. It was then a leisurely cooked breakfast and … Continue reading

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End of the line Kyle of Lochalsh the old ferry the bridge and a chilled day. Wind farms love them or hate them – Huge engineering!

I am staying with pals in Plockton and today we took the train to Kyle.Kyle of Lochalsh has always been a place for me on route to Skye in past days there was no bridge and this made the visits … Continue reading

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The Kyle railway line and some of its story! Worth a trip through some stunning scenery!

I am staying with friends in the Old railway station in Plockton on the West Coast it is a stunning location. Outside the house is the railway platform and the Station house has been converted into a stunning holiday home … Continue reading

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Ben Tee – “The Fairy hillock” what a stunning day, and grand views all day,

Ben Tee is a prominent Corbett, visible from many points along the Great Glen and Glen Garry, and makes a fine, wide ranging viewpoint. That is the guide book description of this hill. I was out with the Moray Mountaineering … Continue reading

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1976 North to South a look back in time. Ben Hope to Ben Lomond a walk on the wild side at times.

I have not got out much this winter but this is a look back when I did. Where were you 42 years ago in 1976 we had a plan, we used our leave for the full year nearly ? We … Continue reading

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