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The ‘Thing’ On Cairn Gorm

On the last day of April I went up Cairn Gorm in a mix of stinging hail showers, dense mist and blasts of startling sunshine. Fresh snow lay on the ground, deep and soft enough to make me regret not bringing skis or snowshoes. No sense of…

Cuckoos and Cows

After recent sunshine, it was back to cold, blustery weather. I had my gloves on again as I pedalled out through rush hour. I love slipping past long lines of stationary cars, leaving a ludicrously expensive Bentley in my wake as I weave in…

Infrastructure

This may be the most boring grid square on my map. I’m sorry to tell you that, dear reader, and appreciate you may now skim on to whatever’s next.

Quiet Camp, Quiet Hills

A few days ago I walked up a long curving corrie and pitched my tent below long curving ridges. A burn rattled past over water-smoothed stones. Otherwise all was quiet and still. It was my second camp of the year and the first since the…

Visiting the Desert in Oman

There are so many aspects to travel. We go to places we’ve never been because we want to be surprised. We want to see new sights and experience fresh things. We seek out remote places to see what they might teach us – about the world and…

The Escape Kit

To make the most of unexpected sunny evenings and early escapes from work, it’s a nice idea to have an escape kit packed and ready to go. If you keep it by your front door so that you see it every day then you’ll be more likely to make the…