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…

Corbett number 7: Ben Donich

I completed my 7th Corbett, Ben Donich. This fantastic hill provides easy walking and a quick ascent with great views from the summit, perfect for anyone looking for a slightly shorter day’s walking. We began our walk from the forestry commission car park at the foot of the hill. This is reached by taking the…

Father and Son Wild Camp: Beinn Nuis

My dad and I have recently returned from a summit wild camp on Beinn Nuis, Arran. Beinn Nuis forms part of the “Three Beinns Loop”, a popular hill walk on the island. The weather on day 1 was fantastic and we were rewarded with a spectacular sunset, but darkness brought with it very different conditions!¬†…

Solo Wild Camp: North Arran

My first ever solo wild camp was at Bearradh Tom a’Muidhe, the highest point of the “Postman’s Path”. This path goes from Lochranza to Cock farm and Laggan Cottage, old hamlets that were once bustling inhabited by farmers, but are long since abandoned. I had planned for a few weeks to get one last wild…

Short Walk: Windy Hill, Muirshiel Country Park

This very short walk begins in the heart of Muirshiel country park, which can be accessed from the town of Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire. This is hopefully not a reflection of the calibre of every walk to come in the future on Scottish Outdoor Adventures! Our day started with sun and blue skies, a slight contradiction to…

Welcome & What to Expect

Hello and welcome to my new site, Scottish Outdoor Adventures. Here you will find various accounts of wild camping, hill walking and hiking in Scotland. I try to explore and go walking and camping as much as possible, especially over the summer months, so you can expect to see posts regarding short walks as well…