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A Summer Walk on Winter Hill and Rivington Pike via Two Lads – from Lower House

Whilst on parent visiting duties in south Manchester I needed a quick local walk to maintain some hill fitness. Previous attempts round Dunham Park had been too flat, so a cunning plan emerged for something higher. Winter Hill is the … 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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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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Sheena’s Tea Hut and the Sandaig Islands – NW Highlands Trip Day 2

A fascinating afternoon visit to two remote locations near the original Skye Ferry. Day 2 (updated) – overnight the storm arrived with rain and wind loudly thumping on the guesthouse windows. Waking up tired from Thursdays Slioch walk I quickly checked a … Continue reading

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