3 Trips Thursday #14

Derry Cairngorm 3 Trips Thursday

3 Trips Thursday

On this week’s smorgasbord we have some lovely inspirational delights to whet your appetite for all things outdoors. First up we’re back to Glen Affric. Then next off the table is some Northern Pies always a good choice and the final option for this week’s treat is way up north and over the sea to Iceland.

The Links

  1. Another side to the story from Glen Affric. This time Bobinson tells his side of the tale, mountain biking into the bothy. I really like it when others write-up about a shared adventure. Great reading, seeing things through another set of eyes. Camban Bothy Banter.
  2. Some Northern Pies around Ettrick. The lovely rolling green hills of the borders. Just me and dwag in Ettrick.

  3. Amazing scenery and some really gorgeous photographs in this one. Iceland – Post trek and Walks in the Skaftafell area.

That ends week 14 of 3 Trips Thursday. Hope you enjoyed reading those links. Feel free to leave a comment, suggestion or say hello in the boxes below.

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Thanks for reading and see you next week for more outdoor inspiration.

3 Trips Thursday #13

Towards Galloway 3 Trips Thursday

3 Trips Thursday

This week we’ve got a bothy with a trip to the mountains of Kintail and Glen Affric, a castle that overlooks the Sound of Mull and the third one a round of some of the Southern Uplands at Moffat.

The Links

  1. Now this is a really recent one but sometimes I like to change it up like that and edit stuff around. This is probably how we all would like to have a Monday meeting. Another post stuffed full of good photos and rogues gallery or should that be a who’s who? Monday Morning Meeting.
  2. This one’s from right over in left. It’s not a trip or anything remotely like that. It’s a castle, Mingary Castle that looks over the Sound of Mull. It’s being rebuilt? Restored? Anyway some of the photographs of views over the sound are stunning. Mingary Castle.

  3. This is an older post from Mark but still worth a read. He does 16 miles round some great hills down at Moffat with an over nighter. Southern Uplands.

And we’re done for another week. Hope you enjoyed reading those links. As always if you’ve got something to say, leave a comment in the box below or come find me over on twitter.

3 Trips Thursday #12

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3 Trips Thursday

It’s getting close, we’ve burned Guido and set off the fireworks. Next Santa will be dropping off parcels before we know it. It must mean that snow is on it’s way. It can’t be long now till we see the icing sugar topped hills. Until then though why not click on the links below and have a good read of this weeks 3 Trips Thursday?

The Links

  1. Lets start with a walk from Glenfinnan to Inverie. It’s got a bit of everything, a bothy, a ferry and the dreaded midge. Glenfinnan to Inverie – a re-acquaintance.
  2. Here’s one to get you winter wonderland walkers excited. A cracking winter walk in the Cairngorms. Full on white stuff. Wrap up warm. Cairngorm and the Northern Corries.

  3. This last one here is a beauty and 2 for the price of one. I couldn’t share part one without part 2, though I’m sure you would have found it yourself. I don’t think I’ve seen a better post on Assynt and I’m so glad I found it again in my Evernote archive. Settle in for some great views. Assynt Corbetts, Grahams and Waterfalls part 1 and Assynt Corbetts, Grahams and Waterfalls part 2.

Thanks for reading and I hoped you enjoyed the 3 trips, 4 links. Feel free to leave comments below.

Search and Rescue fundraising

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Search and Rescue fundraising

My good friend and fellow Tiso lunch lottery club member Davy is doing a bit of fundraising this month. What’s different about that you ask? Well he’s not running any miles or climbing any mountains.

He’s doing a prize draw where you can get yourself some really nice outdoor goodies all in aid of Scottish Mountain Rescue and Mountain Rescue England and Wales.

All that he asks is that you donate a tenner to the appropriate just giving link and leave your details. Very worth while and not too much to ask in my opinion. Especially if you’re out and about in great outdoors not just during the winter months. These guys are on call any time of year.

You have until the 6th of December to donate and the draw takes place on the 7th of December. For a full rundown of all the prizes and the links for donating then head on over to Walkers Anon.

3 Trips Thursday #11

Bleak Cairngorms 3 Trips Thursday

3 Trips Thursday

The hills are bare now, the autumn leaves lie thick and still. O’er the land that waits for the on coming snows. Yep the clocks have changed and it’s now winter, so gather your shawl round your knees and set another coal on the fire and have a read through this week’s 3 Trips Thursday.

The Links

  1. Sandy and his Landy.  Wild camping under a tarp with a fine view and a some lovely beer. What more can you ask for? Vntuli.
  2. Another great walk minus the camp. This time over the Kintail hills, grabbing some really good views. Tramping on the monutains of Kintail.

  3. A cracking walk from Philip over at Section Hiker. It may only be 12 miles but it’s through some absolutely stunning hills. Hiking from Strathcarron to Torridon.

Well that’s us done for another week. Like I keep saying feel free to leave a comment or thought in the box below, maybe even a link? More trips next week.

Thanks for reading.

3 Trips Thursday #10

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3 Trips Thursday

In this week’s kist o’ links we have a trip to Ardnamurchan, a bothy trip by bike and a walk in the Loch Monar wilderness.

The Links

  1. It’s been a while since I’ve been there but I love the Ardnamurchan pennisula. The views on clear days are something else and the sunsets are cracking. Well worth the visit. This one is from the Jinja Coo blog. Cracking weather and brilliant photographs. Ardnamurchan – Climbs, swims and rescued sheep.
  2. The is another superb blog. Attempting to do a full round of the MBA huts by bike! I never knew there were so many bothies. A few have been added to my ever-expanding must do list. Great reading. Over Ambition.

  3. For the last link this week is from a blog that I’ve only discovered recently, Mountain Coward Adventures. One the busiest blogs I’ve read in long time. There doesn’t seem to be a week that doesn’t have post. I’m sure I’ll be sharing more from here in the coming weeks. This is my favourite so far as I work my way back through the posts. Loch Monar wilderness and Meall Mor.

Feel free to leave a comment, suggestion, link, whatever in the boxes below.

3 Trips Thursday #9

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3 Trips Thursday

All Scotland this week, east, west and the near enough the middle and unashamedly so. Settle down and get yourself comfortable. Enjoy.

The Links

  1. Starting off with an early rise and Davy ‘carry everything and the kitchen sink’ Wright walking up Ben More at Crianlarich. Some right good views on this walk if the tops are clear. Ben More and Stob Binnein.
  2. Now for the west coast and the north west Highlands as Martin bases himself at Plockton for some fine walks and views. Six Nights in Plockton.

  3. Lastly Cameron McNeish takes us through the Angus glens over on the eastern side of Scotland. Jock’s Road and the Tolmounth get mention along with all the other notable places in that area of the Grampians. A very special place indeed. A very special place, the Angus Glens.

You know the drill. Feedback, comments, suggestions in the box below.  Maybe even your favourite walks in Scotland or a link to one somewhere else. In fact it does have to Scotland. All places are welcome.

See you next week for another installment of 3 Trips Thursday.

3 Trips Thursday #8

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3 Trips Thursday

Eight weeks in and another fun-filled bag of outdoorsness for 3 Trips Thursday. In this weeks rucksack I’ve packed a lot of paddling, round the coast, up rivers and along lochs. Don’t be fooled there’s plenty of hills as well and some camping. Get the tea and biscuits ready and dive on in.

The Links

  1. First off is an absolute epic from David Hine on his Grid North blog. The post is a couple years old read but no less of a much read. West Coast Stravaiging – A Packrafting Trek Through Scotland.
  2. Next is a day paddle round the Summer Isles in some beautiful September weather from A Paddle in my Pack. The inner Hebrides always look special in good weather. Kayaking the last of the Summer Isles.

  3. Lastly it’s over to America for some more packrafting. This time a journey down the Minam River in Oregon. Rafting and camping appeals to the huckleberry Finn in me. Minam River Round 2.

I suppose I best get selecting next week’s links but in the meantime please feel free to leave a comment, suggestion or feedback in the box below. All are welcome. See you next week and thanks for reading.

3 Trips Thursday #7

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3 Trips Thursday

Back for another episode of 3 Trips Thursday and this week is another belter if I do say so myself. This week’s links include a quick hill fix after work, grabbing a few Scottish hills with a hostel stay and walk in the Roan Highlands over in a America.

The Links

  1. Couple of cracking ‘wee’ Scots hills and a stay at a hostel in a National Nature reserve from Grahame. Coire Ardair Creag Meagaidh.
  2. I can’t really pinpoint what it is about this one I find so inspiring. I think it my be the sheer variety, from the terrain and also the camping. It’s good read anyway from Stick’s Blog, Roan Highlands.

  3. I really like this one from Cumbrian Blondie because it shows you don’t need to wait to the weekend to get out you can grab a quick hill fix after the 9 to 5. Plus her blog has some cracking recipes if fancy a good feed too! After work wander up Bessy Boot.

And that concludes this weeks 3 Trips Thursday. As always leave your questions, comments, feedback in the box below.

3 Trips Thursday #6

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3 Trips Thursday

Another 3 Trips Thursday for your Thursday afternoon so grab a cup of tea and a biscuit and dive on in. Get clicking. Hopefully some inspiration for you as the nights start to draw in. This week’s links include a walk through the Monadhliath Mountains, a medieval road and outdoor holiday with kids.

The Links

  1. The first link for this week is an absolute cracker in my opinion. It’s from the other week and well worth some link love. Getting the kids out during the summer holidays. Campfires, Fossils and Forests.
  2. This one is off the Heritage Paths website and is more of a route description than a blog or inspirational photographs. I love walking old roads and tracks that are seldom used and this one is on my really long to do list. The Girthgate was a medieval road running through the Lothians and Borders. The website is a great wee resource full of routes.

  3. The last link for this week is a 3 parter. A great recounting of a wander through the Monadhliath from Robin.  Proper wild country that. Mondhaliath Meander; Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

A bit of a bonus to end on this week with a couple of extra links. Feel free to leave comments and suggestions in the box below. All feedback is welcome. Please do come back for more next week.