Category Archives: Adventures

WINTER WALKING AND THE EXTRA DIFFICULTIES THAT THE SNOW CAN BRING

The Beauty of Winter My motivation and inspiration to be in the Scottish mountains has gone through the roof recently. Winter had seemingly arrived when driving up the A9 recently there was a covering of snow right down the roadside.

SCOTTISH MOUNTAIN WALKING AND THE SHORT DAYS OF AUTUMN

The Great Glen Hostel just south of Invergary provided the location of the Walk Highland Autumn meet. I, along with around 30 others, attended for a two night stay. Taking over the hostel for the weekend, a fun time was

THE VANGO ROAR STOVE AND HOW WELL IT SUITS MY NEEDS

Vango Roar Stove Review I had been looking for a good, reliable and versatile stove for a long time but now I think the search is over. I’ve been testing out the Vango Roar stove and I’m really impressed with

DRAGON FLY 25L BLUE ICE RUCKSACK: A REVIEW OF A GREAT LITTLE DAY PACK

Ice Blue Rucksack Review The Blue Ice  Dragon Fly rucksack is a small 25 litre day pack that is extremely lightweight. First Impressions A very nicely made little rucksack ideal for commuting or gentle days out. Its extremely lightweight making

EXPERIENCING THE WONDERS OF CAIRNGORM USING THE FUNICULAR RAILWAY.

Cairngorm Mountain is home to Scotland’s only Funicular Railway. Opened in 2001 the line takes thousands of visitors up and down Cairngorm Mountain to the highest cafe in the UK, the Ptarmigan Restaurant, which sits at over 3,500ft about sea

EXPLORING COUNTRY SPORT AND THE CHALLENGES OF DISABILITY

Country Sport has been something close to my heart from a very early age. I grew up in a rural environment where I was surrounded by opportunities for fishing and country sport.  After a long break I am now beginning

VENTURING OUT IN EAST LOTHAIN AND PADDLING A CANOE ONCE AGAIN

‘Venturing Out’ Based in East Lothian, ‘Venturing Out’ are a not for profit social enterprise whose aim is to encourage young people and adults into the outdoors. Offering a broad range of activities to key target groups, they provide the

DISCOVERING KNOYDART: SCOTLAND’S LAST TRUE WILDERNESS

  Knoydart is a very special place. A peninsula on the west coast of Scotland accessed only by boat, it has all the feelings of a remote Scottish island. Staying in the village of Inverie, I went there recently to

MANAGING DISABILITY AND THE PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE SCOTTISH MOUNTAINS

Since I began writing my Disability Travel and Sports Blog over a year ago, my motivation to go out and have fun has gone through the roof. One of the things that has really come back for me, is my

ACCESSING THE PAST ON ORKNEY

I have been lucky enough to visit Orkney lately and I had a really interesting time. My trip was to carry out detailed research. Funded by the John Muir Trust Des Rubens and Bill Wallace Grant, I went to Orkney