Tag Archives: Scotland

Part 2: Maol Chean-dearg, 933m.

Rain cleared before dawn. 12°C, building breeze. Woke before 6 and fixed breakfast. Re-packing the bag took a while but I made time for sweeping out the bothy. My sleep in the night was good but had a strange interruption. … Continue reading

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Oban, at the end of the road.

23°C, Clear blue and light wind. Chased north avoiding the rain. Started at 09.15 and got to Oban at 18.00. No rush, it’s good to stopp a few times: one layby in Glen Awe, there is a marked walk in … Continue reading

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Beinn Eighe and the 3 buttresses

Saturday, endless showers, 14C, strong SW. Bad weather plus a desire to walk my last day means a valley hike. I went around the back of Liathach and snaked around the back of Beinn Eighe. The idea was to visit … Continue reading

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Suilven, the north approach.

Thur,16C, light wind and breaks in the cloud mostly midday. This very long day started at 9.30 with the three hour walkin through the Glencanisp estate. Most of the track is easy up to the turn. After, it’s very boggy … Continue reading

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Kirkaig Falls.

16C, fewer showers, lighter sky. Morning, climbed the cliffs near Achmelvich in fresher sky with sun attempting to break to break through. I heard Shearwaters before I saw them skimming the wave tops. Still no sign of the Divers. Shearwaters … Continue reading

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Lochinver.

13C, frequent rain showers. Not too heavy. Visit the harbour, for food, coffee and get a weather forecast. Steadily improving, Thursday will be the best day. There is a good cross-country route to the village and I decided to find … Continue reading

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Camp- Achmelvich

19C sunny white, low cloud.NW wind. After the storm, a respite. The sun is out and wind, dropped. A chance to dry out. I did laundry this morning so all is fresh (including me). The journey brightened up in Assynt … Continue reading

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Tried too much?

19C, showers, some heavy. Break camp at Oban and head towards Glen Coe. The road along Glen Orchy is single-track through Caledonian temperate rainforest. Each tree is decorated with feathery lichens, any rocks were coated in thick velvety moss. These … Continue reading

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Lille Ecosse

19C sunny, SW2. Arrived in Scotland, after a drive of 300 miles. The last 50 with a couple of young hitchhikers I picked up near Loch Lomond. They were delightful companions to share the journey with. Originally, they wanted Fort … Continue reading

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Planning Suilvan

Bought a map of Assynt in the far north west Scotland. In the contours and other symbols, there promises a strange landscape with that one steep hump dominating. The remoteness means a long walk in, probably totalling 25 miles for … Continue reading

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