Category Archives: Out and About

A general category covering days out; sight-seeing; attending events, the cinema, the theatre, etc.; island hopping; lowland walks, etc.

Visit to Edinburgh

Last week we took the ‘van to get its annual service but we had to visit Inverness for the engine service and then Perth the next day for the habitation service. A bit of a trek but at least it’s … Continue reading

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The Falls of Glomach

Total distance:             21km Total time:                    4hrs 15mins Total ascent:                 425m Weather:                        Mainly a beautiful sunny day – but we did get caught in a torrential thundery shower that completely soaked us. … Continue reading

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Day trip to Attadale Gardens

As I mentioned in an earlier blog [18th June 2011 – Day trip to Applecross] we were keen to visit the Attadale Gardens at Strathcarron, and as the weather today was so warm and sunny and we took the opportunity … Continue reading

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Sightseeing in the north of Skye

Map             A map of the day’s journey can be found here – it may take a few moments to load into a separate window. The map displays on most browsers, but not unfortunately Internet Explorer.

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Day trip to Applecross

After three hard days on the hills we (well me really) needed a bit of a rest. So, today we decided to do some sightseeing and headed to the Applecross peninsula. From the Morvich campsite at Kintail we first passed … Continue reading

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A day out to Royal Deeside

Unfortunately the weather yesterday (15th) and today deteriorated into heavy rain and high winds. The conditions at the moment are tough going, as the snow on the mountains is not consistent, it’s hard and compact in some places and soft … Continue reading

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A trip to RSPB Inch Marshes and historic Ruthven Barracks

Today we left Glenmore site for a night or two wild camping. The issue for us remains that all of the water system on the ‘van has frozen up and I’ve had to drain our boiler, which was full of … Continue reading

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Loch an Eilein to Aviemore

The weather at low level turned out to be decent with some sunshine by late morning though it was still bitterly cold. We decided to cycle around Loch an Eilein today (loch of the island) going via the Loggers’ Route … Continue reading

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Biking the Loggers’ Route – in snow and ice

The mountain weather forecast for the Cairngorm region for today and tomorrow did not sound too inspiring – icy winds and blizzards. Also, in order to allow Cameron’s blister on his heel to recover we decided to catch up on … Continue reading

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Walking the “Loggers Route” to Aviemore

Today we tested out our new YakTrax Pros on a walk around Loch Morlich (and so that Elaine could feed the ducks), and then down the Loggers Route to Aviemore. It ended up being about 8 miles one-way … so … Continue reading

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