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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 […]

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Trip report: Jock’s Road, Glen Doll, Cairngorms National Park

Jocks Road is a right of way of significant importance in Scottish history. It is a route which crosses the southern Cairngorms from Glen Clova to Braemar and at one point the land owner closed access. A court case followed, until it was eventually declared a right of way in 1888. This route follows a […]

Corrie Fee

Trip report: Corrie Fee, Glen Doll, Cairngorms National Park

Corrie Fee is a national nature reserve which is located below Mayar, a Munro which is located at the top of Glen Doll/Glen Clova in the Southern Cairngorms. Corrie Fee is a great example of a corrie created during the last ice age, and has a beautiful stream flowing around and between the moraine hillocks left […]