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#265 – Moel Siabod – The Shapely Peak

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back)   Moel Siabod (which translates as ‘Shapely Hill’) is one of those hills where you don’t bump into crowds, in fact it would be strange to bump … 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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#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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#257 – Shenavall Bothy in Wester Ross

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) May 2019, and the Scottish trip was going well.   For the second year running, we had picked some of the many bothies in the Highlands as a … Continue reading

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#256 – Craig Bothy

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) Our “stravaiging” (see post #255) continued onwards from Glencoe, with a diversion over to Skye and the Cuillins (see post #252) followed by Torridon, but it was … Continue reading

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#255 – Duror Bothy and the sad tale of ‘James of the Glen’

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) The Scots have a great word for wandering about –‘Stravaiging’.   The meaning of ‘Stravaig’ is a bit more subtle than just wandering about though, as it implies … Continue reading

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#254 – Glenmore and Ryvoan Bothy

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) May 2019 – we arrived just after midday at Glenmore near Aviemore, with several options lined up. I had plans on a trip out over the Northern … Continue reading

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