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The Merrick & The Shepherd’s Hut

I was recently invited to spend a free night in a Shepherd’s Hut in the beautiful Dumfries & Galloway countryside and how could I say no? Dumfries and Galloway is one of my favourite places in Scotland and is underrated and overlooked by many in my opinion. I've posted quite a few blogs based in #DumfriesandGalloway: I love the area! …

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Why You Should Climb Corserine and the Rhinns of Kells

Is there a summit somewhere in the world that you have reached more than once? Is there a cairn somewhere high up, that you have gotten used to seeing? That you could happily climb to another dozen times and not get bored of it? There is for me and it is called Corserine, a Corbett in the Galloway Forest Park …

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Millfore: A Forgotten Summit

Millfore is a hill I have walked past on multiple occasions. Each time, I have been going somewhere else and each time I have thought to myself: “I really ought to climb that one day”. I recently did bag this hill and I had such fun I decided to make a blog post on it! What Actually is Millfore? Millfore …

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The Bone Caves at Inchnadamph

I went to see the Bone Caves at Inchnadamph during my recent route of the North Coast 500. I didn’t include a detailed report on the caves in my article on the North Coast 500 because of all the other things I did, yet this felt unfair as they were such a memorable part of the trip! Below is a …

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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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A Walk Around Millport – The Isle of Cumbrae

When you think of a Scottish Island you probably think of Arran or Skye, or perhaps even Shetland. The notion probably conjures up visions of a ferry battling against stormy sea’s and all-consuming remoteness. This isn’t always the case, however. There is a Scottish island, reachable only by ferry, that you can travel to in 8 minutes. Yes. 8 minutes. …

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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 …

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Shalloch on Minnoch in Dumfries & Galloway

I love being out in the hills. The scenery, the quiet, the wildlife…it’s one of the most effective methods of relaxation I know. Amongst the heather you’ll be hard-pressed to find concrete, car engines or any other distraction of modern society. So on a sunny Sunday in February, I headed for the smallest of Dumfries & Galloway’s Corbetts: Shalloch on …

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Garlieston to Cruggleton Castle: A Coastal Walk In Dumfries & Galloway

You probably haven’t heard of Garlieston and why would you? This small coastal village in Dumfries & Galloway lies around 14.5 miles south of Newton Stewart and it’s only real claim to fame is due to its participation in the development of the Mulberry Harbour: the prefabricated harbour which was used by the Allies in the Second World War. Today, …