Mountain of the month June 2019: Ben Starav, Highlands, Scotland, UK

After the success of our weekend in Arran we couldn’t believe it when yet another promising weather forecast preceded a planned weekend up in Scotland. After flying from Bristol to Glasgow we picked up a car and headed north. With less than 72 hours available we were keen to make the most of the good…

Mountain of the month May 2019: Dartmoor wild camp

Something a little different for mountain of the month in May. What Dartmoor lacks in mountains it makes up for in ancient by-laws that permit wild camping. For someone as outdoorsy as I may appear to be I had never been wild camping before. I’d wanted to go for a few years but the time…

Mountain of the month April 2019: Goatfell, Arran, Scotland, UK

“We’re going to Scotland, not Sicily” was the final word in the great suncream debate of this years Easter weekend. Oh how little we knew! For international readers UK bank holidays often seem like a magnet for bad weather, just as you are getting excited for the long weekend the forecast gets worse and worse…

Adders, ale and airy scrambles on Arran

Any trip is usually improved by the addition of a ferry. It makes even close by places seem exotic. Simply crossing even the smallest stretch of water cranks the adventure factor up a notch. Arran is an island of 5000 permanent residents. It covers an area of 423 square kilometers. It’s main port is Brodick…