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 top. 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…

Last Adventure of 2016: Ben Vane

With the new year fast approaching and a small gap in the measly weather we have experienced lately in Scotland, I was excited to squeeze in one final trip of 2016. We decided on Ben Vane, a mountain that only just qualifies for Munro Status at 915m, in the Arrochar Alps. This Munro was my…

Gear Testing in Glen Sannox: A look at some new camping equipment

Having treated myself to a new tent and 4 season sleeping bag for any cold/harsh weather exploits, I ventured to Arran once again with my dad for an overnight in the spectacular Glen Sannox to test both my new camping equipment and the camera on my new iPhone. We managed to coordinate our trip with…

A Trip to the Trossachs: Ben A’an

A short, sharp ascent of Ben A’an, an absolutely outstanding viewpoint in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. This was well worth the small amount of effort required to reach the summit of this 450m hill to take in the spectacular views waiting for us. This, combined with a short drive in and around the…

An Adventure in the Cairngorms: The Devil’s Point – Braeriach

My first adventure in the Cairngorms National Park. My Dad and I bagged 4 Munros after passing through the Lairig Ghru – one of Scotland’s best known hill passes – and spending the night in Corrour bothy. This was a big step up from my previous trips, but being so successful, it’s given me more confidence…