Category Archives: Environment

For blog posts relating to the environment or environmental issues such as alternative energy, renewable energy, sustainable energy, wind power, hydroelectric power, biomass, solar, tidal, wave, geothermal, energy. This category also relates to the physical geology of the landscape, including glaciation and erosion.

Sunset from Ullapool

This evening we sat having dinner in the ‘van at the Ullapool campsite and watched as the vibrancy of the sunset grew ever more intense – it surely doesn’t get better than this.

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Crossing the Loch Quoich dam – [# 176]

Gairich (919m) Pronunciation:             Garreech Translation:                  Roaring (probably relating to stags’ autumn rut) Total distance:             15.9km Total time:                     5hrs 1mins Total ascent:                 977m Weather:                        Started off very misty but soon brightened into a generally sunny day with only light winds at … Continue reading

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On the south side of Glen Lochay – [# 109 & 110]

Meall Glas (959m); Sgiath Chuil (921m) Pronunciation:              Miaowl Glaz; Skeer Hool Translation:                   Grey-green Hill; Back Wing or Sheltering Place Total distance:              21.5km Total time:                     6hrs 32mins Total ascent:                 1311m Weather:                        Bright to begin with but the summits soon clouded over … Continue reading

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The second half of the Glen Lyon duo – [# 108]

Stuchd an Lochain (960m) Pronunciation:              Stook an Lochan Translation:                   Steep Conical Hill of the Lochan Total distance:              9.18km Total time:                    2hrs 47mins Total ascent:                 709m Weather:                        Bright with hazy sunshine. Strong, … Continue reading

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The first half of the Glen Lyon duo – [# 107]

Meall Buidhe (932m) Pronunciation:              Miaowl Vooyer Translation:                   Yellow Hill Total distance:              8.89km Total time:                    2hrs 23mins Total ascent:                 548m Weather:                       … Continue reading

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The final Arrochar Alp – [# 106]

Ben Vorlich (Inveruglas) (943m) Pronunciation:             Ben Vorlich Translation:                  Mountain of the Bay Total distance:             13.9km Total time:                    4hrs 05mins Total ascent:                 997m Weather:                 … Continue reading

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The Cruachan Horseshoe [# 90 & 91]

Ben Cruachan (1126m); Stob Diamh (998m) Pronunciation:              Ben Krooerchan; Stob Dive Translation:                   Conical Heap on the Mountain; Peak of the Stag Total distance:              15.2km Total time:                     6hrs 51mins Total ascent:                 1445m Weather:                        Grey and overcast with mist on the summits … Continue reading

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Winter walking gives way to Spring [# 81 & 82]

Ben Vorlich (Callander) (986m); Stuc a’ Chroin (975m) Pronunciation:              Ben Vorlich; Stuc a’ Chroin Translation:                   Mountain of the Bay; Peak of the Sheepfold Total distance:              15.2km Total time:                     6hrs 17mins Total ascent:                 1257m Weather:                        Cloud covering summits dissipated by lunchtime … Continue reading

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Golden eagles sighted at last [# 70]

Beinn Bhuidhe (948m) Pronunciation:              Bine Vooyah Translation:                   Yellow Peak Total distance:              21.9km Total time:                     6hrs 30mins Total ascent:                 1107m Weather:                        Generally fair. Misty on the summit with strong winds. Improved during the afternoon into a bright sunny day. Start / … Continue reading

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The Cairnwell Three

The Cairnwell (933m); Carn a’ Gheoidh (975m); Carn Aosda (917m) Pronunciation:             The Cairnwell; Karn uh Yoye; Carn Ooster Translation:                  Hill of Bags; Hill of the Goose; Aged Hill Total distance:             13.2km Total time:               … Continue reading

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