A dreich bank holiday weekender on Skye – day 1

Skye Glen Brittle Hike campsite

The 2018 May Day Bank Holiday was one of sunshine and BBQs for pretty much all of Britain. Except, it seemed, Skye. Those of us who had headed to Glen Brittle and the cloud-shrouded Cuillin were in for 3 days of drizzle and mist – but also remoteness, rock, seascapes and socials. A fair exchange. We arrived late on Friday … Keep reading >

Mountains and moments – a Glen Coe trip

Glen Coe Scottish Highlands

I had an early new year trip up to Glen Coe with a bunch of mates,  a long weekend of walking and socialising in the Scottish hills. Dry January was not on the agenda. I’ve spent some time in Glen Coe before – walking up Buachaille Etive Mor – but that was more of a quick jaunt than a ‘trip’. On other occasions my experience of the glen has been even shorter: at speed, mediated by the windscreen of a car.

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