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JOYFUL GRATITUDE #30

I am extremely grateful for the lovely time spent last week on Knoydart peninsula with Paolo and some dear friends.  It felt so good to spend all day outdoors in such a peaceful place and go for long walks in the breathtakingly beautiful landscape, as the light and clouds constantly changed over the mountains and the lochs. 104 more words

Expedition from the Backdoor Diary Entries 6: West Highland Way, 23rd to 29th April 2017

Sunday 23rd April. evening

Butler’s route off the canal and to Milngavie is really lovely, once you have mustered the ‘face’ to see it through on the second golf course (v private). 3,591 more words

Expedition from the Back Door diary 5: The Union, Forth and Clyde Canal. 21st to 23rd April 2017

Friday 21st April. pm

Been a mixed day but I’m feeling quite fresh still – must be the flat walking (canal-side). From the Almondel Park (rather grander than what I took from the ‘delightful’ credited by JPButler). 2,239 more words

Battle of Culloden

Today is Easter Sunday but it is also April 16 and in 1746, at Culloden, a terrible battle was fought. The Scots lost their right to wear tartan and almost 2000 men died within 40 minutes! 120 more words

6 days, 5 munros and 3 bothies

Me, my son Magnus and my friend Jim – the ‘Milanese Munro-bagger’ (more on that in a future blog) – set off on the 2nd of January with the objective of bagging five munros in the West Highlands over six days, staying in three bothies (Kinbreak, Sourlies and Barrisdale). 896 more words

Scotland

Revealed: Meeting with PM over new A-League team

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Sport

Inverie on the Knoydart Peninsula

No prizes for guessing that deer are important to the economy of this area. Their turds are the size of wedding cakes and, in common with sheep, they would rather drop them on the tarmacked road than anywhere in the other thousands of acres at their disposal. 286 more words

Walking