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The Road to Recovery (Dalmally to Taynuilt)

Cycling is one exercise I can manage, and by it’s nature is low impact…Cycle commuting helps keep the fitness up, but it’s nice to have a change of scenery. Text and pictures HERE:  The Road to Recovery (Dalmally to Taynuilt). … Continue reading

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Sasso San Martino (Lake Como, Italy)

The hills above the village of Griante on the shore of Lake Como are an ideal introduction to walking in Italy. Full text and pictures here: Sasso San Martino (Lake Como, Italy).

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Loch Lomond National Park- Unfit For Purpose?

Leave No Trace. Wherever I go in the outdoors I try to follow that simple code. Often I will return from a trip with other peoples rubbish in my backpack, carrying it out to a bin because others are too … Continue reading

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Roughrigg and the Scottish Outdoor Access Code

Last week I was contacted by a friend who told me that they were having difficulty in accessing the area around Roughrigg Reservoir for horse riding. The area has long had problems with landowners erecting and locking gates. I have … Continue reading

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Seasons End

I’ve had little time on the hills this year. The 1st of January saw me on a snowy hillside above Loch Tay  looking at the floodwater menacing the village of Killin. A few days later and I was hobbling off … Continue reading

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Paramo Alta II Jacket review

  I had high hopes for the Paramo Alta II jacket when I began using it late last year. Paramo have a great reputation, with many people swearing by their products. I found myself swearing at their products…   Paramo … Continue reading

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Achallader Farm Bypass Path

I was up near Bridge of Orchy last weekend, to head up Beinn Mhanach. I noticed that a gate has been erected on the track to Achallader Farm near Loch Tulla. This prevents vehicles going as far at the farm, however … Continue reading

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