Category Archives: Scottish Highlands & Skye

Walks, photos and adventures in the Scottish Highlands

An Afternoon on Ben Wyvis – the Social Mountain

Expect little and you may be surprised, that was our experience on Ben Wyvis. Intended as a diversion on a drive to Ullapool, it became a surprisingly satisfying afternoon. And we weren’t alone, many others were tackling the hill in … Continue reading

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Fun on the Fiddler! Ben More Coigach and Sgurr an Fhidhleir from Culnacraig, NW Highlands

An interesting walk in an area of outstanding scenery just north of Ullapool. Approaching from the west gives an entertaining scramble with beautiful blue sea views across the Summer Isles and distant Outer Hebrides. Even more inspiring are vantage points to the wilderness of Assynt … Continue reading

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The Quiraing and Sron Vourlinn, Isle of Skye (6.5 miles)

Day two of a week’s walking holiday in the north west highlands. After a night of heavy rain and gales we were in no rush to leave our Plockton guesthouse, so instead enjoyed a leisurely breakfast chatting with the owners … Continue reading

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A Walk up the Cold Hollow of Fuar Tholl, an impressive Glen Corran Corbett – 10 miles

Day one of a week’s walking holiday in the wonderful north west highlands. After a long period of settled weather Autumn had finally arrived, and with it the gales. The Met Office suggested Skye would be cloudier and windier than the mainland, which at least … Continue reading

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Six Nights in Plockton with Sixty Photos – North West Highlands Trip July 2014 (more than just mountains)

To misquote Charles Dickens;- “It is a far, far better thing I do now than I have ever done; it is to a far, far better place that I go than I have ever known.” Yes time for a trip to the majestic north west … Continue reading

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Returning to the Highlands – it’s Plockton Time!

Last October I wrote a post here called I Miss the Hills. Whilst whale watching in remote northern Skye I got a call from my dad who had just managed to hit his face on a cupboard door knocking him unconscious … Continue reading

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Favourite Five Walks of 2013

Well it’s New Years Eve when many are looking back at the years highlights, so after inspiration from @Barry_the_Cat on Twitter, here’s a quick summary of my favourite 5 walks of 2013. The top 3 are true classics which could … Continue reading

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Some mountains get into your soul – a tempting An Teallach, and this time it’s Personal!

Some mountains get into your soul. I remember 30 years ago leafing through my first book of Scottish mountains becoming increasingly inspired by photos of classic Munros. Some were gradually visited, some were more remote. A few were very remote, whilst … Continue reading

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I Miss The Hills

I miss the hills. Didn’t realise how much I miss the hills till I couldn’t visit them anymore due to an enforced break. There I was standing on the edge of a cliff on the far northern tip of the … Continue reading

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Is this the best value boat trip in Britain? A Day Trip to Stornoway and the Outer Hebrides on the Ullapool Ferry!

Is this the best value boat trip in Britain? A fantastic adventure to the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides for only £18 return. We did it in rain, cloud and force 7 gales yet it was brilliant, so … Continue reading

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