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The most remote pub in Britain?

Earlier this month I found myself up in the Scottish highlands with my husband for a long weekend of explorations. We started off in Mallaig as a jumping off point to the Isle of Skye and Knoydart – an incredibly remote village located on a peninsula in the west coast of the Highlands. 654 more words


Ginger bumble bee


While we were hiking up Sgurr Coire Choinnichean (the mountain with an unpronouceable name just above Inverie on the Knoydart Peninsula), I stopped to look out over the gorgeous view (and perhaps also to catch my breath) and came across this cute little fella who was also resting for a few moments. 12 more words

Expedition from the backdoor on Shropshire Radio

Very kindly, Jim Hawkins had me in for a little interview on his Cool Seat slot on Monday 5th June on BBC Shropshire, which initially I was a little nervous about, but he was great and I really enjoyed it. 106 more words

Magical moments


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

Knoydart to Mallaig under the Skye road bridge, May 2017

It was hot and sunny, with very little wind, poor weather conditions for sailing, but perfect for the end of a wonderful holiday.  Someone used the windlass to pull up the anchor, and I was pleased not to be asked to stand in the dark room with a whiff of diesel, helping to coil the anchor chain so I didn’t get snagged.  168 more words


Sailing from the Shiant Isles to Loch Torridon, Knoydart peninsular walk, May 2017

We left the Shiant Isles in fog and rain.  The basalt cliffs felt even more mysterious and eerie than they had the previous day.  We had to return to Mallaig by the end of the week so sailed around the far side of Skye.  678 more words

Coastal Walking

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