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.

#289 – Cùl Mòr – A bit more Assynt

(For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back – go on, it really does work!) It was a bit of a wrench to leave Assynt after … Continue reading

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#288 – Assynt assignations (and dog walks)

(For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back – go on, it really does work!) If you ask me what my favourite part of the Scottish … Continue reading

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#287 – Loch Muick and ‘Dark Lochnagar’

(For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back – go on, it really does work!) “Gasherbrum, Masherbrum, Distighil Sar, All are good training for dark Lochnagar!” … Continue reading

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#286 – Morrone, Braemar and the Upper Dee Valley

(For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back – go on, it really does work!) Braemar and the Upper Dee Valley is one of my favourite … Continue reading

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#285 – Wheels and Water Spirits

(For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back – go on, it really does work!) 2020 was a year to remember, but for all the wrong … Continue reading

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#284 – Cwm Eigiau in the Eastern Carneddau

(For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back – go on, it really does work!) 2020 is going to go down as one of the strangest … Continue reading

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#283 – Elidir Fawr revisited

(For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back – go on, it really does work!) It was near the end of August 2020, and we had … Continue reading

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#282 – Grindsbrook Clough, Edale

(For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back – go on, it really does work!)  In August 2020 we were looking for somewhere suitable to head … Continue reading

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#281 – Bryn Cader Faner

(For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back – go on, it really does work!) A week after our trip to Rhinog Fach and Llyn Hywel … Continue reading

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#280 – Rhinog Fach and Llyn Hywel

(For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back – go on, it really does work!) Our first period of Covid-19 lockdown had finished at the beginning … Continue reading

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