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 […]

Does social media impact on our environment? Do we have a responsibility?

Shiehallion Instameet with John Muir Trust Many of us Instagramers had been sharing concerns about the possible impact social media has on many of our beloved beauty spots and wild places around Scotland. Skye in particular had been taking a beating from bus-loads of visitors in places that maybe don’t have the infrastructure or capabilities […]

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. […]