Ben Macdui summit

In search of the Grey Man on Ben Macdui

In February I ski-toured across Cairn Gorm and Ben Macdui, starting in the dark and cloud as the snow fell. It was a very evocative trip, bringing images of the Grey Man of Ben Macdui to my mind as all I could hear was my skis swishing across the snow and my rapid breathing as […]

Wild camping in the southern Cairngorms

Three wild days in the Cairngorms: A family adventure

The Cairngorms are known as one of the largest areas of high ground in the UK, and a particular feature of them is the deep valleys which cut through them. We have been wanting to try a walk and wild camp with more than just a single night camp with our son for a while […]

An Outdoors Family Loch Wharral

Trip Report: Loch Wharral, Glen Clova, Cairngorms National Park

There are many great walks in Glen Clova, which is an easily accessible part of the Cairngorms National Park, about a 45 minute drive from Dundee. This blog describes a recent walk we did up to Loch Wharral on a snowy day. Other great walks of similar length include the (more popular) Loch Brandy walk, […]