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Ben Hope: The Most Northerly Munro

The Wonderfully To-The-Point Sign I know what you’re thinking: “what’s so special about Ben Hope?”. Well, for one thing, it is the most northerly Munro. That alone makes it pretty special if you are interested in bagging the mountains that are ‘the most’ something. I’d already bagged Mount Keen, the most easterly Munro a few years ago and when the …

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A Guide to the North Coast 500

When a friend of mine asked me if I would like to do the North Coast 500 I have to be honest…I’d never heard of it. Once he explained that it was a 500 mile road-trip around the very north of Scotland, beginning and ending in Inverness, I immediately said yes. How could I refuse? I adore the Scottish Highlands. …

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Ben Lomond – A Place of Reflection

Ben Lomond is one of the most famous Munro’s in Scotland and I had completely ignored it. This wasn’t anything to do with the mountain itself, on the contrary, it always sounded like a spectacular summit in a beautiful location. However that popularity see’s about 30,000 visitors climb it every year which naturally puts me off as I love to …