Tag Archives: Historic Interest

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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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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On the Glenelg peninsular – [# 187]

Beinn Sgritheall (974m) Pronunciation:             Bine Screehal Translation:                  Mountain of Screes Total distance:             10.6km Total time:                    4hrs 20mins Total ascent:                 1149m Weather:                     … Continue reading

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Bagging ‘The Ben’ in brilliant weather – [# 164 & 165]

Carn Mor Dearg (1220m); Ben Nevis (1343m) Pronunciation:              Karn More Jerrack; Ben Nevis; Translation:                   The Big Red Cairn; Origins unknown – possibly Venomous; Total distance:              18.4km Total time:                     6hrs 36mins Total ascent:                 1540m Weather:                        Beautiful warm sunny day. A little … Continue reading

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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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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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