3 Trips Thursday #24

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3 Trips Thursday

It’s that time of the week and if you’re like me and one of the unfortunate ones stuck in the office while others are out enjoying the winter wonderland that this week’s snow has brought. You are unfortunate no more. Get the tea and the biscuits or whatever you’re having for lunch and sit down and enjoy some recent snowy goodness with the links below.

The Links

  1. Alex and Bob have some great snow on Meall Dearg. Loads of fun. Proper winter walking weather. Meall Dearg. A Graham near Aberfeldy.
  2. What’s not to love? A dug enjoying the snow. Not much reading but the video is brilliant. If that doesn’t make you want to enjoy the snow, I don’t know what will.  A long walk in the snow.

  3. Some really white photographs to finish off this week off. Beautiful. Buachaille Etive beag.

There you have it, another week in the bag. Hopefully the snow is still around come the weekend. Fingers crossed. As usual hit me up on twitter, through the contact me page or just leave a comment in the boxes below.

Thanks for reading.

3 Trips Thursday #23

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3 Trips Thursday

The third installment of the year and it feels like it’s flying in already. A right good mixed bag this week for the links. A local walk starting off by the sea, then a walk up a Corbett and finally jumping across the see to Northern Ireland and the mountains there. Get comfortable and read on.

The Links

  1. This week’s first like is for a nice wee walk next to the Firth of Clyde. West Kilbride or be more exact it starts out at Portencross and the castle. Great views there. Portencross 21 January 2015.
  2. Next link is of a walk up the Corbett, Beinn Each. Some absolutely cracking views there. Really brilliant photographs looking down the glens. Venison Pie Hill.

  3. Last but no means least we’re jumping over to Northern Ireland for a wild camp. The trip follows the Mourne Wall. Which if you read more into is quite fascinating The Mourne hills look like a super place for walk. Mourne Wall Wild Camping Experience.

It keeps on rolling. I really hope that you enjoyed this weeks links. As always you can get in touch with me through the contact me page, on twitter or by leaving a comment in the boxes below. Have a great week and I’ll have more 3 more links for you next week. Thanks for reading.

3 Trips Thursday #22

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3 Trips Thursday

Well plenty snow this but for me at least at has all disappeared today, hopefully more is on the way. Maybe some of you lucky ones will get out to play in the snow this weekend.

The Links

  1. Another one short on the prose but some great views from a short trip up Ben More. Day Tripping.
  2. Not so much of a trip report but some absolutely stunning outdoor photographs. The Year in Pictures.

  3. This is a summer one but it’s a cracker. Just imagine these brilliant photos with the hills covered in snow. Arnisdale.

I hope that all that this week’s snow didn’t make you shiver or feel too cold. As usual leave a comment in the boxes below, send me a message through twitter or use the contact form. Whichever you prefer.

Thanks for reading

3 Trips Thursday #21

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3 Trips Thursday

The wintry west extends his blast,
And hail and rain does blaw;
Or the stormy north sends driving forth
The blinding sleet and snaw:
While, tumbling brown, the burn comes down,
And roars frae bank to brae;
And bird and beast in covert rest,
And pass the heartless day.

Not mine, am no that good. It’s one from Ayrshire’s finest poet, Robert Burns called Winter: A Dirge. It really sums up January for me. However some folks have been lucky enough and managed to get some cracking trips in between the rubbish weather.

The Links

  1. What can be better than a day out and night in bothy with a roaring fire. You just need to humph 5kg of coal with you for that one. Still worth it though, in my opinion. Bothy Trip.
  2. My friend Davy continues to bag some new summits when he gets the chance. This time he’s on the Ben Lawers ridge. Meall Greigh, Meall Garbh & An Stuc then Ben Lawers.

  3. A walk up an old hill for the New Year and one with such great views for a sub 2k Marilyn, standing at 393 metres or 1290 feet in old money. Torlum: A New Year, an Old Hill.

Feel to hit me up on twitter at @tookiebunten or send a message through the contact me page or just leave a comment in the box below. Point me in the direction of some great trips or blogs.

Thanks for reading.

3 Trips Thursday #20

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3 Trips Thursday

Happy New Year’s Day! Lang may yer lum reek. Why not start 2015 with a good hangover cure if you have one and a nice relaxing read of the links below to get you in the mood for an adventurous trip laden year.

The Links

  1. A cracking wee day out in a couple of packrafts experimenting with sails. Mix and Match.
  2. It’s short and sweet but I do like Fraser’s photography. Great colours and tonality. Glenmore Photo dump.

  3. Another one that is short but Petesy does have some of the best winter photographs so far this season. Continental.

All the best for the coming year, hopefully it is all you have wished for and is full of outdoor trips. As always leave a comment on the boxes below or hit me up on Twitter or send me a message through the contact me page if that’s what you would prefer.

See you next week and thanks for reading.

3 Trips Thursday #19

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3 Trips Thursday

Merry Christmas to one and all. Hope you’re all having a merry time. I wasn’t sure what to do for today’s post with it being Christmas day and all, so I decided to do a best of thing. I had a look at the blog stats and pulled out the 3 most viewed weeks. That gives 9 links and maybe a chance to catch some of the trips you missed?

The Links

  1. 3 Trips Thursday #6

2. 3 Trips Thursday #18

3. 3 Trips Thursday #9

Hopefully I’ll see you back on the 1st of January with not much of a sore head after your Hogmanay celebrations. As always leave comments in the boxes below, suggestions, send me a message through twitter or use the contact form etc.

In the meantime all the best for when the new year comes and thanks for reading.

3 Trips Thursday #18

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3 Trips Thursday

Hopefully you’ve submitted your gear list to Santa and you’ve not been too naughty over the past year. Hopefully next week you’ll get something shiney from that list. In the meantime sit down, put your feet up and take a rest from the Christmas madness and have a good read of this week’s 3 trips. Maybe you’ll get some inspiration for your next trip outdoors. As I’m in a festive mood the first trip comes with some extra parcels, it’s in 3 parts all the way from the north of Scotland. Next up is a trip west and over the bridge to Skye before turning south and heading for Ayrshire.

The Links

  1. Probably one of the best blogs on the net. I think this recent trip James took, Sutherland – Bongo and Bothies in the far north is really rather special in my opinion. The photographs are just superb. Part 1, part 2, part 3.
  2. It might not be the biggest on Skye but it does have some really spectacular views. Well worth the look. Ben Tainavaig.

  3. One of my all time favourite blogs. It’s all localish walks in and around Ayrshire, Lanarkshire and Galloway. The guys are out nearly every week. Irvine Valley Walk.

As always feel free to leave a comment in the boxes below, send me message through twitter or use the contact form. See you next week and yes that is Christmas day. Not sure it’ll be a Christmas special but it will feature trips.

Trespass Blog Awards 2014

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Trespass Blog Awards 2014

It was certainly a surprise when it dropped into my inbox today. This blog has been chosen to be included in the hiking/walking shortlist from the Trespass Blog Awards 2014.

I’m among some very esteemed company and I have to say I’m very happy, proud and over whelmed to be included in a list with folks like Petesy, James, Alan, Keith, Phil, Alastair and others. It’s like a who’s who of my RSS feed.

Voting is from today, December 15th 2014 until Monday 5th of January 2015 with the winners from each category being announced on the 7th of January 2015. The winner in each section will receive a prize after the announcement from Trespass. If you want vote to then head over to http://www.trespass.com/blog-awards-voting.

As I’ve said I’m in the hiking/walking category. It would be great if you voted for me and I would be over the moon that you did but feel free to vote for whichever nominee you want. Like I said I’m just happy to be included on shortlist of great blogs and ones I enjoy reading myself.

Thanks for reading.

3 Trips Thursday #17

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3 Trips Thursday

Well the snows have definitely arrived. Even to deepest darkest Lanarkshire. The magnificent bump that is Tinto hill has had it’s winter coat on for a few days. You only have to look to at the webcams to see how the snow has fallen elsewhere. A right winter wonderland. Stick another log on the fire and top up your glass of mulled wine and delve into this weeks trips.

The Links

  1. We can’t talk about winter unless we include the Cairngorms. This one includes a long traipse around the plateau, some frozen tents and the the local wildlife. Frozen Tents and Ptarmingans, A backpack around the Cairngorms. 
  2. Fair enough that this one doesn’t have any snow in it but BenLawers in the winter is an excellent walk. Plus I was amazed last week standing on my wee local hill watching the sunset and the moon rise, I could actually see Ben Lawers! I hadn’t notice that before. Ben Lawers or the clouds lie below Coire nan cat.

  3. We started with some snow and we shall end with some snow. The wilds of Torridon and it’s epic views all sprinkled with the lovely white stuff. Torridon Diary – Day 1: First Snowy walk of the year.

I hope that all that snow didn’t make you feel too cold or send a shiver up your spine. As usual leave a comment in the boxes below.

Thanks for reading.

3 Trips Thursday #16

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3 Trips Thursday

This week we have a change of plans on Skye, a real good overnight wild camp and an autumn trip to Tenerife. Plenty to get you inspired this week.

The Links

  1. Nick owner of the brilliant The Mountain’s Silhouette goes for an overnight backpacking trip around the Beinn Dearg Munros and the remote Munro of Seana Bhraigh with a wild camp thrown in for good measure. Inverlael Overnighter.
  2. Chris Highcock posts some excellent photographs from a recent trip to Tenerife. You don’t have to spend all day lounging at the beach. Plenty of nice walks to go on. Tenerife October 2014.

  3. Sometimes having to change your plans is not all bad as the Mountain Coward finds out on the Isle Skye. Fiskivaig to Taliskerbay.

You know the drill. Feedback, comments, suggestions in the box below. Maybe even your favourite walks for around the world or a link to a website. All places are welcome.

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