Category Archives: Plants

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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The Isle of Harris a trip down memory lane ?

I am so lucky just now I am in Harris the weather yesterday was perfect. We left the day before and had a superb night in Dunvegan then on to the Ferry at Uig next day. The drive from home … Continue reading

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Elgin City Football club, then a drive to the West Coast Via Torridon. A potholed busy road and a pair of sea Eagles,

I usually golf yesterday but it was pouring most of the night and I gave it a miss. This was a mistake as within an hour the sun was out. Sadly I heard of the flooding lightening storms and later … Continue reading

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Hostile Habitats – a great book from the SMC Guide books. Respect, Protect , Enjoy.

The hills are looking superb just now and it’s great to be able to identify some of the plants you see on the hills and wild land. This book is superb to help you get to know familiar flowers and … Continue reading

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Away from the crowds on the Cairngorms.

Yesterday as promised the weather was superb and I fancied a walk without a long drive. I have had a great week with the Grandkids but needed a fix on the hills. The Cairngorms looked superb on the weather forecast … 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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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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Thinking Time. Looking back / The Monach Isles.

On the way back from a trip to the St Kilda we visited the Monach Isles I was on our way home after an incredible 5 day trip to St Kilda. https://www.island-cruising.com/ We were on the MV Cuma and had … Continue reading

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Stay safe – Stay local – Stay well.

It’s been 26 days since the last mountain call out. That’s the longest time between call outs Scottish Mountain Rescue Teams have seen since the foot and mouth outbreak in 2001. We can do this. Stay Safe, Stay Local, Stay … Continue reading

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