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.

#234 – Rannerdale Knotts, Crummock Water

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) It seems odd that, surrounded by hills and mountains as we are in North Wales, Chris and I seemed to have spent more time on Scottish and … Continue reading

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#233 – Coniston Old Man and Dow Crag

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Our mammoth Scottish trip in May this year was finally coming to an end, but we weren’t in a rush to get home and the weather was … Continue reading

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#232 – Carrock Fell in the Northern Fells of the Lake District

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) They say all good things come to an end, and the Scottish trip earlier in the year had certainly been a good one.   We weren’t quite finished … Continue reading

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#231 – A day on ‘The other Buachaille’

(‘Left click’ images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Mention ‘The Buachaille’ to mountain people, and they will nod wisely and assume that you mean Buachaille Etive Mor which translates as the ‘Big Herdsman of Etive’.  … Continue reading

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#230 – The Beinn Eighe Ridge, Torridon

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) We were slowly making our way back home on our May trip to Scotland.   Ten days earlier, Chris and I (plus Border Collie ‘Mist’ of course!) had … Continue reading

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#229 – A walk up (or around!) Stac Pollaidh

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Travelling north up the A835 beyond Ullapool you enter Assynt, a land of wide open spaces and weird looking mountains.   In May 2016 we had come … Continue reading

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#228 – The Fairy Lochs, Shieldaig near Gairloch

(Some images will zoom – Left click to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) After our outing to Corrie Mhic Fhearchair (see post #227) I was itching to get in a longer day on a crossing of … Continue reading

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