Clachnaben: A hill at last!

We (or rather, he) have been building up to getting back up a hill and today we did it! Small and local, Clachnaben was at it’s best today with the autumnal colours vibrant in the woodland. However, despite this the summit was shrouded in cloud and mist for much of the afternoon. Full Car Park! … Continue reading Clachnaben: A hill at last!

Conachcraig: A Very Relaxed Hill Day

Those who know me will know our hill days have been getting shorter over time due to a deterioration In musculoskeletal health (his, not mine). It was therefore a bittersweet day as we set out for either Lochnagar or Conachcraig, settling for the latter as the pain was too much. However, the bionic man is … Continue reading Conachcraig: A Very Relaxed Hill Day

Mayar & Driesh: Girls Day Out

I was delighted to be invited along for a walk with my niece and sister. The younger of the two is into hills and outdoors, the older one likes outdoors, hills maybe not so much? Could we convert her? Having parked up at Glen Doll, after much faffing we set off enthusiastically and followed the … Continue reading Mayar & Driesh: Girls Day Out

Three Mealls (not breakfast, lunch & tea!) 🤣

I was going to title this ‘long weekend’, but it wasn’t really as we didn’t leave home until Sunday. Late weekend may be more apt? However, having been corrected on pronunciation recently, I’d like to recognise that the three munros were all ‘Mealls’, pronounced differently to ‘meal’ according to Walk Highlands. The First: Meall Buidhe … Continue reading Three Mealls (not breakfast, lunch & tea!) 🤣

Loch Ness 360, Day 5: Drumnadrochit to Inverness

Setting off from the B&B I had already decided to walk to the centre of the village having run all the way in yesterday. Despite this I ran as I figured it would be quicker, and also less embarrassing if the Americans from the B&B passed having shared with them that I was running and … Continue reading Loch Ness 360, Day 5: Drumnadrochit to Inverness

Loch Ness 360, Day 4: Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit

Really enjoyed staying in Invermoriston. The B & B (Craik Na Dav) was run by two sisters, Lindsey and Amanda, who were so friendly and welcoming that I truly felt at home from the moment they opened the door. It was therefore a bit of a thought to leave this morning, all the more so … Continue reading Loch Ness 360, Day 4: Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit

Loch Ness 360, Day 3: Fort Augustus to Invermoriston

Got up for an early breakfast - I’m now regretting this at 3 pm as I’m tired! However, the early start did allow me to get down to the locks and see ‘Moonshadow’ go all the way down! As an aside (Bruce), it turns out my sister and I are not the only people fascinated … Continue reading Loch Ness 360, Day 3: Fort Augustus to Invermoriston

Loch Ness 360, Day 2: Foyers to Fort Augustus

Feeling refreshed at 5:30 am when I first woke up, I could happily have slept on when the 7:40 am alarm sounded. As it was, the smoked salmon and scrambled eggs was worth rising for. Refuelled once again, I packed up just in time for the baggage carrier to call - he was 5 minutes … Continue reading Loch Ness 360, Day 2: Foyers to Fort Augustus

Loch Ness 360, Day 1: Inverness to Foyers

Inverness to Dores Setting off from Inverness this morning I was apprehensive for a couple of reasons, the first being the distance with it being anything between 18 and 23 miles depending on which guide I looked at (the guide from Gemini Walks suggested 23 miles, I hoped they were exaggerating as my longest run … Continue reading Loch Ness 360, Day 1: Inverness to Foyers

Coire Lagan: a taste of the Cuillin

Headed for Skye as a ‘rest’ day, with a view to heading into Coire Lagan to allow me to experience a little of the sheer magnificence that is the Cuillin. Bruce has been here a couple of times, subsequently raving about the amazing, other worldly landscape. For me it’s an intimidating place rendering it highly … Continue reading Coire Lagan: a taste of the Cuillin