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Sep 19th, 2015

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Fabulous day on Beinn Cruachan

We had a wonderful day for the last outing of our ‘staycation’ by climbing Beinn Cruachan and Stob Diamh. This was our first attempt at a couple of ‘big Munros’ and we were totally exhausted at the end of the day as the climb took us just over nine hours (plus an hour in each […]

Sep 14th, 2015

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The Brack and Cnoc Coinnich

Day two of our ‘staycation’ and the weather dawned quite a bit better. We set out to climb The Brack (a Corbett) and Cnoc Coinnich (1m off being a Corbett – so a very big Graham). My full account of the trip is here – but basically we had a very hard but good […]

Sep 12th, 2015

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Beinn Vorlich in the rain

Today was the first day of our ‘staycation’ and of course after a lovely week when we were both hard at work, today the weather was filthy… It wasn’t tooooo bad when we got up at 6:30 – just a bit cloudy and dreich with a little drizzle and no wind. So we decided to […]

Aug 30th, 2015

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A load of old….

R and I climbed the Cobbler today. We actually tried it back in February, but the weather was so totally foul that we gave up on it. I got up at 6am to make a picnic and some coffee and we were out the door before 7am – reason for this was two-fold – firstly […]

Apr 16th, 2015

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Steeple Walk

R was working today and I wasn’t, so I went up the Steeple on my own. Traditionally in Lochgoilhead there is a running race up this hill every September, but although I am pretty fit I don’t think I will be trying for this as it is extremely steep. The walk itself takes about 2 […]

Sep 7th, 2014

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Another fantastic Walk

Today we did another fantastic walk – this one courtesy of R (whose idea it was). The weather is much much better for walking now than it was a month ago – as well as all the midgies being gone, it is also quite cool and crisp. I must say that I deliberately slackened off […]

Aug 31st, 2014

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Another Glorious Day around Lochgoilhead

R and I took another walk out to Coran Lochan at the end of our peninsular today. We hadn’t actually been out there for several months and it was interesting to see how it looks in late summer. It was a bit grey when we left first thing this morning, but after about 20 minutes […]

May 25th, 2014

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Finally Ardentinny

Yesterday R and I finally walked all the way to Ardentinny from Castle Carrick. This was our third attempt. The first time it started to pour with rain just as we got started. The second time we went with a friend – I will call him J… J lives in the city and doesn’t do […]

Mar 30th, 2014

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Cowal Way

Today R and I walked part of the Cowal way. We took the Helensburgh minibus from Lochgoilhead this morning and got off at Artgarten. The idea was to be able to do a longish walk in one direction without having to loop back to get the car. So this was part of the Lochgoilhead to […]

Mar 2nd, 2014

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Keep right on to the End of the Road…..

Today (as it was not actively pouring with rain) we did what we have wanted to do since we arrived, and walked right down the east side of Loch Goil as far as the end of the peninsular where Loch Goil meets Loch Long. From the Ordinance Survey there are two paths up to the […]