A Dalwhinnie walking weekend

Allt na h-Uamha hike

A trip to Scotland in early February can be risky in terms of decent weather for walking and that was the case when I stayed near Dalwhinnie for a walking weekend with my mates. Plans had been made based on one of the days being a hike (in my case) or a climb (for most of the others) up and … read more >

Edale and Mam Tor jaunt

Mam Tor ridge before Lose Hill

I had a Misty Mam Tor Hop, with the hound as part of my occasional ‘dad and lad’ van trips.  This was 10 miles ish of a mooch from Edale, up and along Rushup Edge and then onto a busy Mam Tor and along the ridge before descending back to Edale and into the Old Nags Head to dry out. … read more >

Aviemore and Cairn Gorm

Cairn Gorm summit

I had a long weekend away with mates, staying in Aviemore. The trip (as usual) saw various combinations of us walking Munros and ridges of differing difficulty and conditions. My ‘main walk’ was up a snowy Cairn Gorm with friend Roger, which was slow going for me with an ongoing painful Achilles tendon issue. I had some very effective physio … read more >