Category Archives: Local area and events to see

Navigation a book well worth a read – busy Cairngorm MRT over the last few days.

The Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team have been very busy with a spate of incidents and some wild weather as always they pulled out the stops and saved a few lives. From the Cairngorm Facebook page “Snow keeps falling and drifts … Continue reading

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Chat to local B.A.L.L Group (Be Active Live Longer). The Moray Coast stunning walking, cycling and wildlife. Not to be rushed.

Now and again I am privileged to talk to local groups and today this morning I am speaking to the B.A.L.L Group at Hopeman. They are usually good fun and it is great to pass on the message of the … Continue reading

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Awful rugby result but great viewing at Celtic Connections bothy connections.

I still got no energy from my travels, cough is back and after a busy and lots of travelling  last week so not been on the bike for a week or on the hills. I seem to be running on … Continue reading

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Lesson from the snow holing expeditions in the Cairngorms over the years.

A pal asked me recently if I would fancy going snow holing this winter, it brought back so many memories some good some bad of some wild nights in the Cairngorms and Ben Nevis.  Snow holes are built in areas … Continue reading

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A long day, a bit of family, some culture, thoughts and a wild late drive along the moonlight snowy A9.

It was a long day yesterday getting back at 0115 from Lockerbie. The day started with a wild day in Ayr driving rain and wind then out for a breakfast with my sister in Prestwick. The weather had been wild … Continue reading

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A winter walk about Ben Rinnes – The Right to roam well worth listening to the BBC Radio Scotland Outofdoors program.

Yesterday was a winter wander up my local hill the Corbett Ben Rinnes, I had two friends with me Kalie, Dianne and Isla the collie. The weather was for wind and a bitter cold on the tops and the short … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2017 – some thoughts!

The old saying that the main thing in life is: “Health is wealth” and that is what makes life so much better! I am so privileged that I have been able to share so many adventures with some great folk … Continue reading

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