6th May 2016

Easter Wandering part 3 – The Applecross Peninsula

After two days of walking up and down the mountains, and two nights of (barely) sleeping in a car, we decide to take it easy on Easter Sunday and have a little road trip of Wester Ross, before heading back to Glasgow. The thing we want to see the most is Bealach na Bá (“Pass of the cattle”), often referred to simply as “road to Applecross”. Legendary particularly amongst the bikers, the road, linking Kishorn in the east with the […]
21st April 2016
Sharp-pinnacled ridges of Torridon mountains are truly spectacular

Easter Wandering part 2 – western summits of Beinn Eighe

Walk up Ben Wyvis was just an interlude to our weekend of hiking and Munro-bagging. We have a plan to climb further two hills in Torridon area and reach our 100th Munro by the end of the weekend. Unfortunately the weather isn’t on our side… Whent we arrive at the car park at the foot of Beinn Eighe, we can’t even be bothered to pitch the tent, so we stay in the car, alternatively rocked to sleep by violent gusts […]
12th April 2016

Easter Wandering part 1 – Ben Wyvis

What to do when one has a couple of extra days off? Pack a tent, plenty of warm and waterproof clothing and some food supplies, and head to the hills of course! That was our plan for this year’s Easter, even though the weather forecast didn’t look too promising. The first stop on our little Scottish road trip was Ben Wyvis. This lonely Munro lies around 1 hour north of Inverness, and is probably not worth such a long drive […]
31st March 2016

The Three Beinns Horseshoe on Isle of Arran

Isle of Arran is the largest of the Firth of Clyde islands, often dubbed “Scotland in miniature” – this is due to the variety of landscapes, ranging from golden sandy beaches, through vast and bleak moors, to dramatic granite mountain ridges. In addition, thanks to the Gulfstream, Arran tends to be warmer and sunnier than the rest of the west coast of Scotland – what’s not to love about it? Arran is by far our favourite place in Scotland and […]
23rd March 2016

Lennox Castle – sad past, crumbling future

Hidden deep in the woods on the outskirts of Lennoxtown, stands a crumbling red sandstone mansion, adorned with unusual square towers, slightly creepy carved stone masks and an impressive entrance porch. Built in 19th  century by John Lennox Kincaid, the heir of the Clan Kincaid, Lennox Castle didn’t remain the family property for too long; during the World War I it served as a war hospital and not long after, in 1927, the castle and the surrounding estate were converted […]
15th March 2016

Beinn Ghlas – Zielone Wzgórze w bieli

W ostatni weekend lutego planowaliśmy wybrać się do Glen Lyon i wejść na Meall Buidhe. Jest to jeden z najniższych Munrosów i jedna z najkrótszych tras, z niewiele ponad 200 metrów wspinaczki – czyli idealna górka na krótki, zimowy dzień. Próbowaliśmy to zrobić już w ubiegłym roku, ale droga z Killin do Glen Lyon była wtedy pokryta lodem i musieliśmy zawrócić. Można tam również dojechać alternatywną drogą przez Fortingall, ale wymaga to długiej jazdy wzdłuż brzegu Loch Tay, zdecydowaliśmy więc, […]
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