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.

#225 – Coire Lagan and the Cuillins

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) The Cuillin Hills of Skye are a mountaineer’s paradise – there’s an alpine feel about the place and the area remains popular with hikers, climbers and mountaineers … Continue reading

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#224 – Bruach na Frithe and the Cuillin Ridge, Skye

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Skye weather can be fickle and the midges ferocious, but a visit in May is often blessed with settled weather and no biting insects.    Chris and … Continue reading

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#223 – The Bothy – A very British institution

(left click images for expanded view, use browser return arrow to go back) There’s something uniquely British about bothies and the way they fit into British mountain activity.   A bothy was originally rough accommodation for itinerant workers such as … Continue reading

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#222 – The Lost Valley of Glencoe

(Left click all images for expanded view, use browser return arrow to go back) In May 2016 Chris and I had enjoyed a great two-week trip to the Scottish Highlands, and had enjoyed settled weather that had made mountain days … Continue reading

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#221 – Moel Ysgyfarnogod in the Rhinogs.

The Rhinogydd (Rhinog) mountains present some of the toughest walking in North Wales.    They may not have the highest summits but what the hills lack in height they make up for with miles of rough, stony, bouldery, heathery wilderness, with … Continue reading

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#220 – Foel Fras – Things don’t go as planned!

As Chris and I finished our bimble around Llyn Anafon and Drum (see post #219) we were followed most of the way back by big glowering clouds, and it started to pour down just as we arrived back at the … Continue reading

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#219 – Llyn Anafon and Drum in the Northern Carneddau

Although I’m usually up for a long mountain day, me missus enjoys her days in the hills when she isn’t being scared out of her wits or setting off on a long ‘yomp’ into the backwoods in crappy weather.   So, … Continue reading

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