Author Archives: Roy Starkey

About Roy Starkey

Roy grew up in the south of England but quickly developed a thirst for mountains and geology. Over the past thirty years or so he has visited many remote parts of highland Scotland in search of mineral specimens and photographs. He and his wife Mary have visited various mountainous areas in Europe and the USA, and climbed Half Dome in Yosemite a year or two ago (a really great day out if you have not done it). Like Cameron he has spent much time in Snowdonia, and the Lake District, but his first love is the Scottish Highlands where he tries to spend at least a couple of weeks every year – winter and summer.

What a difference a month makes – Ben Cruachan in the sunshine!

[Words and photographs by Roy Starkey.] Ben Cruachan is a particularly fine mountain, brilliantly positioned (you can walk from the railway station platform!), and commanding fine views of the surrounding mountains including long views across to the Cuillins on Skye … Continue reading

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The Magic of Skye

[Words and photographs by Roy Starkey. Roy has provided so many wonderful photographs that I’ve chosen to add them as thumbnails. These can easily be expanded by double clicking on them.] W.A.Poucher’s classic guide “The Magic of Skye” is a … Continue reading

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A Stellar day in the Cairngorms on 16 March 2011

[Words and photographs by Roy and Mary Starkey] Start and end point – Coire Cas Car Park [Grid Ref: NH 989 060] Altitude 632m (2075 feet) Highest point 1195m (3921 feet) on Cairn Lochan [Grid Ref: NH 987 027] Distance 9.5km … Continue reading

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In the company of friends

Stob a’ Choire Odhair (945m) Pronunciation:              Stob a Horrer Ower Translation:                   Peak of the Grey-Brown (Dun) Corrie Start / end location:   At the car-park just prior to Victoria Bridge on the A8005, which is accessed from the Bridge of Orchy … Continue reading

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