Category: Walking

Carn Ferg Circuit

As a hill-goer of many decades, more than I care to remember if I’m being honest, one of the problems I occasionally encounter is a mental block when trying to think of new routes to tackle. This is compounded by advancing years and by that I mean my days of Munro bagging epics are behind…

By Fred Carrie 9 September 2020 2

Clais Fhearnaig Circuit

I have not updated this blog for a few weeks as the weather has been pretty appalling really and we have not been out doing much. Not much that anyone would find interesting anyway. The Clais Fhearnaig, locally pronounced something like Clash Yarnaig or Clash Yarnaich and meaning “Narrow Hollow Of Alders”, is a narrow…

By Fred Carrie 1 September 2020 2

Carn na Drochaide

Well known Scottish mountaineer Hamish Brown wrote that Corbetts tend to make better viewpoints than Munros because of their lesser height. For those unfamiliar with this terminology, a Corbett is any individual Scottish hill with a height of between 2500 and 2999.99 feet and a separation of at least 500 vertical feet from any surrounding…

By Fred Carrie 22 July 2020 4

A Walk In The Glen

Although the lockdown has been eased ever so slightly in Scotland it’s still not possible to access the hills “responsibly”, whatever that means. Frankly I can’t think of many more effective ways to social distance than getting out onto the hills. But perhaps a complete lack of understanding of matters rural is what you have…

By Fred Carrie 13 June 2020 0