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It’s Grim Up North (Down South): Ingleborough

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The Bernina Railway (Tirano to St Moritz)

For many years I have watched as tourists press their nose against the glass and admire the West Highland Railway. For a change, this time it’s me who is stuck to the train windows… Full words and pictures: The Bernina … Continue reading

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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).

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The Lost Villages- Reprint

A book I read many years ago, The Lost Villages by Hugh Lucas, Eddie Devlin and John Reilly, has been reissued after many years out of print. It is a fascinating collection of reminisces about the now long gone villages … Continue reading

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The Road to The Isles: Rannoch to Corrour

I have often passed Corrour on the train having just come a big hill and my eyes have been drawn to a lonely ruin which sits about a mile south of the station. Lonely, windswept and desolate, it stands atop … 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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Rannoch Station to Kingshouse Hotel

Perhaps, even without a beard, I now look like the conventional outdoors type, as on a recent trip I was approached by a stranger asking if I knew the Rannoch area and could I recommend any short walks there. I could, … Continue reading

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