I love camping trips – a few nights under canvas and you feel as though you barely recognise normality when you get back. A routine dictated by the hours of sunlight rather than by work or a television schedule makes you earn your sleep, and an early night is rarely unwelcome. With that in mind, and having finally gotten the chance to test a full … Continue reading To the sea!
I’ve waited all bloody winter for the conditions to be right for a crack at snowbiking, and at last this week there was a perfect forecast! Glenmore Lodge is the perfect place from which to watch the corries and to strike out for the hills, so I rode up the old ski road to the carpark, past the confused looking lifties and up the climber’s … Continue reading Schneebiking
What better after a long, wet winter than to travel south for a roadtrip? Not to spread out the beach towels unfortunately, but to visit the wettest place in England at the head of Borrowdale. Perhaps it’s Stockholm syndrome, and secretly I’ve grown to like the squelch of a nice soggy chammy – but hopefully it’ll be some time before it comes to that. The … Continue reading Far Easedale and the Four Passes
Me and Annie both took our winter mountain leader training at Glenmore Lodge recently, so after a week of criss-crossing the Northern Corries and learning some new skills we were enthusiastic to get out and practice further from home. This week was the first time in several months that high pressure has dominated Scotland, and it would have been downright rude not to take advantage … Continue reading Bluebird skies on the Ben