Bheinn Leith Mhor

Hannah’s first scottish mountain was Bheinn Leith Mhor between Strathcarron and Torridon in the far northwest Highlands. The weather was perfect, clear and sunny with a strong enough breeze to keep the midges away. We started from Achnashellach, following a good stalkers’ path up through the beautiful pine forests and into Coire Lair before headingContinue reading “Bheinn Leith Mhor”

Gillercombe Buttress and other wanderings

Gillercombe Buttress and other wanderings: Another visit to an iron age hill fort this week, this time Carrock Fell in the northern Lakes with Steve. We had a pleasant wander up to the top and then along the ridge to High Pike. Carrock Fell is a bit of a geological gem. The hill itself isContinue reading “Gillercombe Buttress and other wanderings”

Welsh hill forts, Blencathra and falling

Welsh hill forts, Blencathra and falling. A busy week in the outdoors this week. Wednesday was a short walk in the Clwydian Hills along Offas Dyke path with my daughter, Hannah. I come from Chester and went up Moel Famau numerous times in my childhood but wanted to avoid the crowds this time. So weContinue reading “Welsh hill forts, Blencathra and falling”

Cuillin Ridge, May 2001

Cuillin Ridge, May 2001 – Still waiting for news of my new nephew and still in need of distractions, so here is an article I wrote for the Durham University Mountaineering Club journal in 2001 following a successful traverse of the Cuillin Ridge with my brother Jim in a year not unlike this year….. TheContinue reading “Cuillin Ridge, May 2001”