Category Archives: Wildlife

Beinn Enaiglair – 889 metres – Breamore Junction and a grand wee hill in the mist.

Away early and got driven by Babs and her lovely Black Lab to the hills via Dingwall to collect Brent. We were hoping to climb the big Corbett not far from Beinn Dearg near Breamore Junction on the Ullapool road. … Continue reading

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The Long Way Home.

I am home at last from a great trip South, I was looked after so well by all especially my family in Ayr and Yvette,Dave and the girls at Tokers Green near Reading. I leave in the night as the … Continue reading

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Drive through Artic Scotland to Ayr then off to Lockerbie and the South

Yesterday I was away early after the gritters were out? Heading for Ayr to see my sisters . The main roads were fine and clear going over the Dave Moor was stunning with the Cairngorms plastered, my thoughts were wanting … Continue reading

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Ossian a follow up!

Ossian “I read your article in relation to this tragic incident in the Loch Ossian section back in the early fifties. I was up there last winter staying at the Loch Ossian YH on it’s first winter opening all year … Continue reading

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Ideas for Christmas presents and stocking fillers for hill lovers ?

Some ideas for that lover of the mountains in your life? The phrase “All the gear no idea” is even worse after Chritsmas.  The new ice axe and crampons are great and easy to purchase but gaining the skills to … Continue reading

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Glen Clova – Mayar and Driesh and the Scorrie an interesting descent.

I am staying in the Glen Clova  we were staying in the Clova Hotel Bunkhouse sadly the bunk house is getting renovated in January and despite being warm it was lacking in some basics. The night was a long one … Continue reading

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A weekend at Glen Clova, a fair drive but well worth it.

I was out with the Moray Mountaineering Club to Glen Clova na old haunt of mine when I was with RAF Leuchars Mountain Rescue (LMRT). It was a short drive in these days and a magic Glen approach to Clova. … Continue reading

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