Monthly Archives: October 2012

Beinn Inverveigh and Meall Tairbh

Another outing with Glasgow HF, and a chance to complete the walk I started last year to Meall Tairbh via Ben Inverveigh. On my last visit I had cut the walk short, partly due to a lack of time, partly … Continue reading

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The Carn Mor Dearg Arete and Ben Nevis

We made our way down the tourist path, through thick mist, now passing a steady stream of walkers heading up into the gloom. We saw mountain bikers, Scouts, charity walkers, mostly reasonably well equipped, however we were open mouthed to … Continue reading

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The Sierra Helada,mountain of ice and fire

  Overlooking Albir is Sierra Helada, the “Ice Mountain”. At 438m above sea level it’s no giant, and no specialist gear is required. I was visiting Albir Lighthouse, a stunning building perched high above the sea, in the Sierra Helada … Continue reading

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The (half) naked rambler…

  Over the last few years there has been more and more emphasis on going lightweight. Whether it’s lighter materials for rucksacks or sawing the handle off your toothbrush every little helps. But there comes a point where you have … Continue reading

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Fife Coastal Path: Leven to Lower Largo

This part of the coast is lined with concrete blocks, designed to keep the Nazis at bay. 70 years after they were installed they remain, and 25 years after I last did so, I jumped from one to another, like … Continue reading

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Blackhouse Bridge: demolished

I’d heard some time back that Blackhouse Bridge had been demolished but this morning was the first chance I have had to visit it. The bridge is indeed gone, the ground landscaped in such a way as to suggest a … Continue reading

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