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”