The Cairnwell Munros: A Glenshee Adventure

The end of exam time meant I was finally free for the summer and, with some good weather approaching, it was the perfect time to bag a few Munros before heading off to Iceland for a week. The Munros of choice were the Cairnwell Munros, a group of 3 easy(ish) hills on the western side…

A Cloudy Start to the Year: Ben Chonzie

After a long few months of uni and a washout easter break, it was great to get a day off and head up Ben Chonzie, a munro in Perthshire, even if the weather wasn’t all it was cracked up to be. Still, reaching 20 Munros was a good feeling, and has left me itching to…

Adventures in Glen Coe: Buachaille Etive Beag

My favourite winter hill walk to date involved taking in the two Munros of Buachaille Etive Beag – Stob Coire Raineach and Stob Dubh – in Glen Coe. These were also my first Glen Coe Munros and I could not have asked for a better way to round off 2017. My dad and I were…

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…