Ben Lomond is Scotland’s most popular Munro. The reason for this lies in it’s convenience. Now, being “a convenient mountain” doesn’t sounds like a great accolade, in fact it sounds a bit disrespectful to this nearly 1000 metre mound but here’s why it’s so popular and how to join in:- To put Ben Lomond in perspective, it’s 974m / 3196ft and Ben Nevis, the tallest … Continue reading Hiking Ben Lomond at Loch Lomond, Scotland
Hello, I’m trying to decide what to do with my last 5 days of Annual Leave this year. I’ve settled on doing an intensive course of some sort rather than going away on a holiday. So far I’ve considered:- Language Course – I’d like to learn Arabic or maybe I should consolidate my Spanish or French? Full Motorbike License Course & Test Career Course of … Continue reading What to do with 1 week free?
ROB ROY MACREGOR Rob Roy: This walk follows the tracks and paths used by Rob Roy MacGregor in the 17th & 18th centuries as he worked fought and lived the life of Scotland’s most notorious outlaw. Starting from Drymen on the West Highland Way, The Rob Roy Way takes another route, north-east to finish in Pitlochry. There are different route choices so the route can be … Continue reading Everything* you need to know about walking the Rob Roy Way – Scottish long distance walk.
Marvel at the view as you cross the Forth Road Bridge, and don’t forget to have a look back! Find a hidden quarry / secret rave, used by scuba divers as a training pool and judging by the other paraphernalia, as the site of the occasional party/rave. Have hope at the love locks*. Love is in the air. Feel the thigh burn on Fife’s hills. Okay … Continue reading 5 reasons for a beginner (or anyone else!) to cycle Edinburgh to Kinross
The distance up the Cobbler is about 7 miles (that’s about 11km non-British guests) and the hill (Corbett) is 884 metres / 2900ft tall. To put that in perspective, Ben Lomond the most popular Munro is 990m / 3248ft and Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in Britain, is 1344m / 4409ft. The Cobbler is about 42 miles from Glasgow, 88 miles from Edinburgh, 58 miles from … Continue reading Hiking “the Cobbler” (Ben Arthur) in Arrochar, Scotland
“Sauntering” is a fairly common word in Scots, in daily life “sauntering” means to amble/ ramble/ meander. It’s an unhurried way to get somewhere or get something done. If you say someone is “sauntering around”, it can also imply a cockiness or confident and you might hear the phrase, “sauntering around like he owns the place”. It’s a late Middle English word, which probably dates … Continue reading …but what does “Sauntering” mean?
A Attitude – the right one, not the one Secondary (High School) Teachers encounter. Your attitude from the outset will determine how well the ups and downs of the Walk goes for you. If travelling with someone else, it’s worth agreeing aloud that you’ll both (or all) be putting the effort in physically and mentally to make sure your trip gets off on the right … Continue reading The complete* A-Z packing list for walking Scotland’s West Highland Way
Scottish / Highland Midges are attracted to the CO2 in your breath, dark clothing, love hovering around marshy, wet, boggy ground, undergrowth in the cool, still, gloomy weather conditions typical of dusk and dawn and may also harbour a hatred of Vitamin B1. They are reportedly bad Tindr dates as a result of these characteristics. PREPARE: We humans have at least one distinct advantage (and possibly … Continue reading 3 tips to avoid Midge Misery in Scotland – Know your Enemy