These pages are a testament to my love for the countryside, particularly the hills, mountains, glens and lochs in Scotland. I’ll share details of my Scottish hillwalking exploits and other wanderings into the countryside.
Our Scottish mountains, at around 3-4,000 feet (900-1200m) may be small by comparison with larger lumps of rocks elsewhere, but height isn’t everything. The high latitude (greater than 56 degrees north) and situation on the edge of the North Atlantic leads to some extreme weather and creates conditions for Arctic and Alpine plants to survive on the summit ridges. On this small island of ours, climbing these mountains usually involves starting walking from sea level, therefore creating up to 4000 feet (1200m) of ascent.
I’ve also been known to be a bit obsessive about trying to identify as much of the wildlife I see as possible, everything from mosses and lichens to birds and insects. I currently post photos of my travels on Flickr and shall incorporate pictures into my ramblings here.