an outdoors family mayar

Mayar & Driesh the hard way

Dreish and Mayar are considered a couple of the easier hills in the Munro list and are pretty local to us so both Stacey and myself have done them before, but our son had not done Dreish, as he said didn’t have the energy earlier in the year on a 2 day walk and wildcamp in […]

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, […]