Calamity on Cruachan

Where to? We had been planning a good hill walk for a while. Becoming less sociable in our old age, it’s always difficult to organise activities beyond yourself. But four of us managed to get out for a weekend, the plan was to do a hill, maybe a ridge and stay overnight in Oban. The […]

A Chance Discovery – Three Lochs Way

Hiking a section of the Three Lochs Way  I was lucky enough to discover a hiking route recently that had been there all along. It’s part of the Three Lochs Way and I’d grown up right beside it, without knowing it was there. Forestry once covered this hill and my memory of the place resembled a […]

True Faith – Manchester Art Gallery

A pilgrimage of sorts It was 1990, the height of MADchester, when I last spent any amount of time in the City of Manchester. I was, and still am a fan of much of the music from this fair city. In the last millennium I was visiting what was then called the G-Mex to see […]

High Roads and Low Moments

Wester Ross Bound Leaving late, around mid day, I set off from Glasgow with the intention of visiting Applecross via the infamous Bealach na Bà mountain pass. It was fine weather earlier in the day, and as a result the highlands were rammed with visitors. There were even tailbacks at the roundabout in Fort William. […]