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.

Vein quartz quarrying at 900m

In my blog on 29 January 2011 entitled “Navigational challenges on featureless plateau” I mentioned that we began our walk by following a bulldozed track that at one time serviced a quarry situated at a height of 900m (now disused), … Continue reading

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An easier little Munro

Meall Chuaich (951m); Pronunciation:             Miaowl Chu-weech Translation:                  Hill of the Bowl or Quaich Total distance:              15.2km Total time:     … Continue reading

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Ski mountaineering really appeals

Cairngorm (1245m); Pronunciation:           Cairn Gorm Translation:                Blue Cairn Total distance:           13.8km Total time:                  3hrs 45mins … Continue reading

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A trip to the coast

The weather was a little bit grim today so we decided to relax a bit and drive west from Fort William to Lochailort and Glenuig on the coast (about 30 miles along the “Road to the Isles”: A830).

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Renewable energies – Sloy hydro-power generation

To access Ben Vane (and other hills nearby, such as Ben Vorlich) we used the private access road that leads from Sloy Hydro Power Station to the dam containing Loch Sloy (reservoir).

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