Author Archives: Paul Shorrock

About Paul Shorrock

I've been mucking about in the mountains for longer than I care to mention. I started out by walking my local hills, then went on to rock climbing, mountaineering and skiing. Still doing it, and still getting a buzz. I'm now sharing the fun, through my guided walking business (Hillcraft Guided Walking) and by writing routes for other publishers, mainly Walking World and Discovery Walking Guides. Just to make sure I keep really busy, I am also currently a member of my local mountain rescue team.

#264 – It’s that time of year again!

Sorry to all my readers, but it’s that time of year when I go to work again as part of the safety crew on the Spine Race, so there’s no post this week. Most of you will probably have seen … Continue reading

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#263 – Coniston Old Man (via Levers Water) and Dow Crag

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Over the years, I’ve frequently returned to the Coniston Hills in the Lake District.   I’ve posted a few of the more recent trips in this blog (see … Continue reading

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#262 – It’s that time of year again!

Well, it’s that time of year again! When I was a kid, one of the best bits of Christmas was taking out the old, familiar tree decorations – by the time I reached early teens they were like old friends, … Continue reading

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#261 – Cwmorthin and the mountains of the Moelwynion (Moelwyns)

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) It was a Team training night, and several of us drifted down to the pub afterwards.  The chat is always varied, but I overheard ‘Gaz’ talking about … Continue reading

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#260 – Gleann Dubh Lighe bothy

  (Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) I blame Harry Potter!    The plan had been to walk out to Corryhully bothy, known as ‘The Electric Bothy’ due to its being connected to … Continue reading

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#259 – Callater Stables Bothy and the Jock’s Road Tragedy of 1959

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) One fixed point in every day, whether at home or on hols, is a walk for Border Collie ‘Mist’.   That’s every day, rain or shine (but always … Continue reading

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#258 – Bob Scott’s Bothy

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) May 2019, and Chris and I (plus Border Collie ‘Mist’ of course) were steadily working through my ‘bothy walks’ wish-list. Shenavall in Wester Ross had been all … Continue reading

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