The morning of our third day on the Fâgârâs ridge wakes us up with bright sunshine. A heat wave is spreading through central Romania, even high in the mountains the temperatures have been reaching 30˚C, and it looks like it will be another hot day. After very light breakfast (our food supplies are dwindling fast, so it’s time to ration) we pack up and set off to conquer the steep slopes of Zarna. From the refuge they looked rather formidable, […]
Fâgârâs Mountains are located right in the heart of Romania and are the highest mountain range in the country. Six of the mountains forming the Fâgârâs chain are higher than 2500m and Romania’s highest peak, Moldoveanu (2544m) is located roughly in the middle of the chain. Known for the challenging walking routes, breath-taking views and the wealth of wildlife, Fâgârâs Mountains were therefore an obvious choice of the destination during our trip to Romania.
What are the first things that come to mind when one thinks about Romania? For us these were probably the vast mountain ranges, gothic castles, long-toothed counts, Roma people in their colourful garb, rolling hills covered in golden cereals and flocks of sheep. However, as a second largest country in the Eastern Europe (after Poland), Romania has much more to offer, and we were lucky enough to be able to get to know this beautiful country a little bit during […]
One of our recent hiking trips has taken us to Bridge of Orchy area, right at the border between Perth and Kinross and Argyll and Bute areas. This time we decided to climb Beinn a’Chreachain (1081m) and Beinn Achaladair (1038m), two of the five Munros forming the Great Wall of Rannoch. As we left Glasgow at 8.30am, the weather didn’t look too promising, but our minds were set on a hike, plus Mountain Weather Information System (MWIS), a website which […]
Located in the eastern Highlands, Cairngorms National Park is the larger of the two Scottish national parks, the other one being Loch Lomond and the Trossachs NP. It is truly magical area of Scotland, with ancient woodlands, clear rivers and lochs, windswept moors which resemble the northern tundra, and the most extensive mountain range of mountains in the UK. A visit in the area would be invalid without bagging a Munro or two, so after a short consideration (there are […]
RSPB Loch Garten Nature Reserve and Osprey Centre is one of the places we’ve visited during our road trip through the Cairngorms National Park on May bank holiday. Set amidst the Abernethy Forest – the remains of the ancient Caledonian pine forest that once covered almost entire area of Scotland – it is a perfect place for wildlife lovers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The reserve is located approximately 4 miles from the popular tourist villages of Nethy Bridge and Boat […]