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Chris Townsend

A Stormy Walk on Craigellachie

Weeks of stormy weather. Snow, thaw, rain, snow. And worst of all wind, howling shrieking wind that roars through the tree tops and crashes down mountainsides, deafening disorientating wind that upsets the balance of body and mind. Day…

This rollercoaster winter

February 9: Yesterday it snowed heavily, the fields and and woods were white. Overnight the temperatures rose. This morning it was raining heavily and the snow had gone. That pattern has been repeated over and over again this month,…

The Solstice on Cairn Gorm

A walk on the solstice to celebrate the turning of the light. Now the days grow longer. I went up onto the Cairngorm Plateau. My plan was to go over Stob Coire an t-Sneachda and Cairn Lochain and gaze down the cliffs to frozen lochans far…