Tag Archives: Landscape

A winter wildlife bonanza

Geal Charn (926m); Pronunciation:            Geeya Charn Translation:                 White Hill Total distance:             35.3km (includes 22.4km cycle to start of route) Total time: … Continue reading

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Onward to Aviemore and the Cairngorms

We have arrived at Glenmore campsite in Aviemore, which remains a firm favourite of ours. The roads over from Fort William were all clear of snow, as too was the access road to the Cairngorm Ski Area: the same road … Continue reading

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Heading to Fort William for Christmas

The journey from Edinburgh to Fort William today was very beautiful due to both the frosty weather and the spectacular scenery. Here are a few of the photographs taken when we stopped at the top of the Blackmount near Rannoch … Continue reading

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Sanctuary at Ardgartan

This freezing weather is playing havoc with our ‘vans plumbing. During the last three days the overnight and daytime temperatures have stayed well below zero and the frost has now (eventually) made its way into our fresh water supply (tanks … Continue reading

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Spectacular day on the Mamores

Mullach nan Coirean (939m); Stob Ban (999m) Pronunciation:            Mooluch nuh Yerrigen; Stob Ban Translation:                 Summit of the corries; Light coloured peak Total distance:         … Continue reading

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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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Northward to Kirkcudbright

Most of today was spent travelling from Snowdonia to Kirkcudbright in the Scottish Borders. However, I completely underestimated the distance we had to travel and hence the time it would take us to complete our journey.

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Our year out – what’s it all about?

What do you think about taking a year off work, buying a motorhome and using it as a base whilst you climb all 283 Scottish Munros (mountains over 3000 feet)? Sound like fun? Continue reading

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