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The weekend before last, Lesley and I travelled to the north-west of Scotland. We spent the first night in Plockton, and I had excellent langoustines and venison pie for dinner in the Plockton Inn. The next day we drove up to Assynt and went for short walks near Clachtoll and Achmelvich beach. The second night… Read more »

Glen Strathfarrar

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A couple of weekends ago I travelled north to do some walking in Glen Strathfarrar with Simon, a fellow hillwalker from near Nairn. Glen Strathfarrar is only 30 minutes drive from Inverness, but is quite unknown, even amongst hillwalkers. This is probably because it’s not very accessible, as the only road that runs through it… Read more »

GPS gadget heaven – OS data hell (again)

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A few years ago I wrote a long article about using GPS receivers when hillwalking and my eventual purchase of a Garmin GPSMAP 60C (see the article here). I mentioned in the article that the ‘holy grail’ for a hillwalker like myself, or indeed any person in the UK who spends time outdoors, was a… Read more »


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Last weekend Lesley and I went to Berlin for a short trip. Neither of us had been there before so it was a first for both of us. The weather was pretty bad, with lots of snow and later rain, so walking about the streets looking at the sights wasn’t as much fun as it… Read more »

I am two

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My blog is exactly two years old today, and I’ve written a lot of stuff in that time, most of it very boring. I use this blog to keep a record of things I’m doing, to try and get my thoughts about a particular topic in some sort of logical order, or jotting down work-related… Read more »

The Atlas Mountains

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Last week I went to Morocco to spend 3 days in the Atlas Mountains, on a tour organised by Epic Morocco. My aim was to get to the 4167m summit of Jbel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, which would have been the highest I’d ever been, but I didn’t make it.