Ben Nevis – the Mountain Track

Ben Nevis – the Mountain Track

The highest point in Britain is a goal many find worth attempting. And the Mountain Track – previously known as the Tourist Route or Pony Track (it was built at the end of the 19th century to service a weather station at the summit) – is busy all year round. This...

PRESSMENNAN WOOD, EAST LOTHIAN

PRESSMENNAN WOOD, EAST LOTHIAN

There are not many lakes in Scotland. I’m not sure why but the word loch evokes much more atmosphere – maybe it is the fact that so many are so beautiful. One of the four official lakes lies below Pressmennan Wood in East Lothian , cared for by the Woodland Trust. Its...

GEAL-CHARN, DRUMOCHTER

GEAL-CHARN, DRUMOCHTER

Ever wondered why there are often a lot of cars parked near that white-washed B&B by the A9 just north of the Pass of Drumochter? Well most of the occupants are going up Geal-charn, one of the easier Munros to reach the top of and the first one for my son a couple...

BEINN DUBHCHRAIG, NR TYNDRUM

BEINN DUBHCHRAIG, NR TYNDRUM

This is another great walk for those looking to walk their first Munro, or bag a relatively easy one! It is a little longer than the last one I posted (two Munros above the Glenshee Ski Centre) but good path work by the Outdoor Access Trust for Scotland has...

THE CAIRNWELL AND CARN AOSDA FROM GLENSHEE SKI CENTRE

THE CAIRNWELL AND CARN AOSDA FROM GLENSHEE SKI CENTRE

Here’s the latest route for those starting to discover the joys of climbing Munros! Like the previous route up Meall Chuaich near Dalwhinnie this is a relatively easy walk and the way is obvious, meaning getting lost is difficult unless it is cloudy - and why...

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I am a journalist whose love of the outdoors and all things rural has seen me walking the highest Munros, eating Scottish seafood in Singapore, stalking deer with a camera and just about everything imaginable in between... Find out more...

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