Monthly Archives: October 2014

Benn Eighe

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A damp start and a wet finish, we walked a well marked but steep trail up through the Scots Pine forests beside Loch Maree onto the lower slopes of Benn Eighe. We hoped the view would be nice, but cloud and rain came in shortly after the off putting the mockers on that. But a good walk, only 5 miles… Read more »

Melvaig and the Rubha Reidh Lighthouse

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A slow day, wandering along the coast, a visit to Scotland’s only perfumery and a nice bit of coffee and cake in the attached cafe. Fleeting glimpses of the more colourful community of Gairloch but we are pressed for time for a walk so head for Melvaig and a walk along the coast towards the Rubha Reidh lighthouse with views… Read more »

Glen Affric

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Stayed at Culloden yesterday, but didn’t bother with the battlefield attraction. Eleven quid is a rip off. So headed to Glen Ord Distillery for a tour and a tasting which was very informative. For some reason that place is hard to avoid, we’ve past it three times now completely by accident. So rude not to go inside. In the evening… Read more »


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On a persistently damp day, we decided to do something slightly different – in fact very different. We went to the cinema. It must have been a while since we’ve been because we were a little shocked at the cost of tickets, but hey-ho. We opted for something that the big screen would do justice to, and plumped for Brad… Read more »


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Investment advice: The past performance of pants is not an indicator of future performance. Pants may go down as well as up. You may have less pants than you started with, or you may lose your pants.

Cairn Gorm

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Trying to take advantage of a good weather day, we headed into the Cairngorms and up to the ski area. Not that there is any snow, nor do. We have ski kit on this trip, but there are still hills to walk. A dry day, but a stiffening wind as we set off up Windy Ridge towards the summit. Right… Read more »

Findhorn Foundation – Spiritual Eco Community

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Forgive the radio silence for the last few days, but in coming to the east coast to avoid the worst of the rain hitting the west coast, we wound up at Findhorn, checked in and dropped out, so to speak. Findhorn was established in the 60’s as a community for spiritually minded people. What started with a caravan on the… Read more »

The Falls of Kirkaig and the Hills of the Assynt

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After yet more inspiring during along the coast roads we stopped for a walk to the Falls of Kirkaig, a couple of miles along a glen following the river upstream. The path was rough but manageable, and the falls worth the effort alone, but the cherry on the top was by a walking another few hundred yards and creating a… Read more »