Tag Archives: Walking

Cluanie Ridge

Creag a’Mhain, (m), 947m, Druim Shionnach (m), 987m; Aonach air Crith, (m), 1021m; Maol Chin-dearg, (m), 981m; Sgurr an Doire Leatham, (m), 1010m; Started with cloud at 800m with some breaks. After tricky path finding up Drochaid an Ullit Ghubhais … Continue reading

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A conclusion in Wales.

16°C, woke to rain, brighter by lunch. It’s a shame to pack the tent away wet. Once decamped, a visit to Caffi Gwynant is the obvious thing to do. As I have discussed here before,  I have a fascination for … Continue reading

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Worcester north.

20°C, building breeze, full sun. Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition. There were groups this year, and a chance to use the recent training. First day was an 8 mile walk. As always, the kids’ stamina was a serious limitation, though … Continue reading

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General summary.

2 days of warm sun, and now- thunder. First DofE trip camping trip of the year. Sun is strong, and pollen dense. Day two was remote supervision, and for a change, there was a lot to do. Worcestershire is a … Continue reading

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Hulme End.

4C, SW brisk with heavy showers. DofE- staff training day. This was a re-newal of our navigation qualification. For us, a nice walk around the limestone landscape of northern Staffordshire. The next stage is a national award, this one cannot … Continue reading

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Beinn Eunaich

14°C, drizzly showers, Last Monroe of the trip. Not a difficult climb by any means. It was interesting in a few specific ways. 1, vegetation- very mossy on the top: perhaps this top is almost always in cloud. The moss … Continue reading

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0.7 mph.

20°C, clear tanning sky. Practice Expedition: three score and eight walked over calm Worcestershire farmlands. I let one group of 14 year old girls. I say led because actually I was training them to follow a course on the map. … Continue reading

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Molwynian snow crossing.

-3 to +9, clear blue. Crossed the ridge from south to North. Walked for 8½ hours with a few breaks not counting photo stops. Most of it was on snow. A new experience for me, the technique seems to be … Continue reading

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Wild camp

19°C, light cloud with a SW breeze. There is a great upland route near Glen Finnon. It’s a horseshoe of peaks that includes two Munroes, a long undulating ridge and magnificent views of glens, mountains including Ben Nevis, and views … Continue reading

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This time last year…

10°C, rain This time last year I camped in the Rhinogydd range. This year it’s unlikely that I will camp during this Easter break. A week of rain, sun and heavy showers is forecast. This morning I took Rosie to the … Continue reading

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