Category Archives: ADVENTURES

ARRIVING ON ORKNEY FOR THE BEGINNING OF A WEEKS ADVENTURE

I have just returned home after an inspirational trip to Orkney. Funded by the John Muir Trust (Des Rubens and Bill Wallace Grant), I set out to investigate and report on disability access to the archaeological areas of Orkney. I

INSPIRED EDINBURGH: MY INTERVIEW WITH ELLIOT REEVES

      Earlier this month I was very grateful to spend time with Elliot Reeves and be interviewed for his website Inspired Edinburgh. “Inspired Edinburgh is a media company Founded by Elliot Reeves. It is centred around an interview

BRUSHING UP ON NAVIGATION SKILLS WITH A VIEW TO GOING SOLO

  Since I started hillwalking again recently, my enthusiasm for the mountains has really come back and I am looking forward to getting into the hills again. Although I normally go walking with other people I have a bit of

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE PAST

The John Muir Trust is a conservation charity dedicated to protecting and enhancing wild places. Each year the John Muir Trust award a small number of grants to individuals, to enable them to visit and explore wild places. Grants are

MY VIKING STORY: THE ROMANTIC DANUBE FROM BUDAPEST TO NUREMBERG

On a break from my outdoor and adventure life, I have just had the pleasure of sailing the Danube on a luxury cruise. Returning home with my motivation to travel sky high, I decided to write about my trip. From

DEUTER HELIUM RUCKSACK REVIEW: IDEAL FOR SHORT DAY TRIPS

      Deuter Rucksack Review The ‘Helium’ Rucksack by Deuter comes in a number of different sizes suitable for a days expedition. I was lucky enough to have been asked to review the Helium 34l and see what I

HILLWALKING, AND SOME OF THE DIFFICULTIES I ENCOUNTER

  Background As you ┬ámay know by now, I am very attached to the Scottish Mountains and love walking in them. It does, of course bring its own set of challenges for me. UK Hillwalking magazine kindly agreed to publish

THE CHALLENGE OF THE MOUNTAINS AND FINDING COMMUNITY IN KINLOCHLEVEN

  Inspiration The inspiration to climb the Scottish Mountains I believe, once inside you, is a feeling that never leaves you. Twenty years have passed since I last climbed a Munro. Recently my motivation, inspiration and passion for hillwalking flooded

A WALK IN THE LOMOND HILLS

  The Lomond Hills stand pretty much in the centre of the Kingdom of Fife and can be seen from afar. The village of Falkland lies at the foot of them, an old and historic Scottish town. Falkland is home

RELAX IN THE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY OF SEADRIFT BED AND BREAKFAST AND EXPLORE SOME OF THE MOST SPECTACULAR SCENERY IN SCOTLAND

Seadrift Bed and Breakfast I have recently returned from a delightful short break on the beautiful shores of Lochalsh. My adventures took me onto Skye where I was walking amongst magnificent mountains. I went there to stay in a Bed