Sunset from the Summit: Caisteal Abhail

A fantastic wild camp on the summit of Caisteal Abhail – Arran’s most northerly and second highest corbett – similar to a trip that my dad and I undertook a couple of years ago. Once again we were treated to a spectacular sunset and a good test of our (yet another) new tent, the Wild…

Going Solo: Another Arran Adventure

A brilliant solo wild camp on Sail Chalmadale, a 480m hill in the Isle of Arran’s rugged and wild interior. Despite being a “small” hill, the walk in and out was tougher than expected, but the panoramic views from what was a comfortable tent pitch made the effort worthwhile! After a number of adventures with…

Munro Bagging in Perthshire: Ben Lawers & Beinn Ghlas

A fantastic day in Perthshire bagging 2 popular Munros – Ben Lawers and Beinn Ghlas. Completing these 2 took my total to 17 and was Sarah’s first two Munros. Despite their height (Ben Lawers is the 10th highest Munro), the day’s walking was not particularly difficult and fantastic weather combined with fine views made for…

Round 2 in the Cairngorms

After last year’s fantastic trip in the Cairngorms completing 4 Munros, my dad and I were very keen to revisit this area and explore a different part of this wild and rugged landscape. We opted for a circuit from the Cairngorm ski centre taking in 3 Munros with a wild camp at Loch Etchachan, the…

A Corbett in the Clouds: The Merrick

Although we were exactly 24 hours off what was fantastic weather, Sarah and I decided to head to the Galloway Forest Park for a spot of hill walking in a completely new area. We opted for The Merrick, Scotland’s most southerly Corbett and the tallest mountain in the Southern Uplands at 843m. We didn’t see…

The Tent Killer: A Bad Case of Wind on Arran

Despite a mixed weather forecast, my dad and I decided to embark on another wild camping trip on the Isle of Arran, but this time in a place that neither of us had ever visited. We had no real plan after our first night, but after an extremely windy few hours during the night and…

Whiting Bay to Brodick: Exploring Southern Arran

As a keen hill walker and wild camper, the more cultivated and busier south end of the Isle of Arran never appealed to me as much as the north end of the island, but for a change of scenery Sarah and I decided on a 10 mile linear walk from Whiting Bay to Brodick via…

2 of the Crianlarich Munros: An Caisteal & Beinn a’Chroin

After over 5 months without any Munro bagging, I was itching to get out and explore some hills. Thankfully some decent weather and a bank holiday meant that my dad and I were able to take a trip to Crianlarich to climb two popular but very tough Munros – An Caisteal and Beinn a’Chroin –…

A view over Ayrshire: Loudon Hill

Recently, Sarah and I decided to take a short stroll up Loudon Hill, near Darvel, for a quick hour-long walk to stretch our legs after our final days at university for the summer. This small and steep little hill rewarded us with lovely views over Ayrshire and across the Firth of Clyde to Arran. With…

A Week on the West Highland Way

My dad and I recently completed the West Highland Way, Scotland’s first – and most walked – official long distance route. We walked The Way over 7 (and a bit) days from Milngavie to Fort William. We alternated our accommodation along the route to allow us a night’s camping and a subsequent night indoors to…

Arran’s Highest Peak… Again!

Myself, my younger brother and my dad took a trip up Goatfell, Arran’s highest peak at 874m and 1 of 4 Corbetts on the island, as my brother’s first proper hill walk. This was my 5th time summiting Goatfell and the first time I haven’t been able to witness the amazing views from the┬átop. Nevertheless,…

A Pleasant walk to start the year: Hunterston Peninsula

This picturesque and easy-going 10km circuit follows part of the Ayrshire Coastal path and was a lovely way to start the year’s adventures. Sarah had bought herself a new pair of Salomon walking boots so these needed tried out before we tackle anything bigger later in the year. It stayed dry throughout and we were…