State of flux
I had a great week poking around the high, wild country north of Cluanie; frost and mist, traversing pathless cols enveloped in snow showers. I saw nobody for six days, just a nice couple in a bothy on the final evening before I ran out of food. One night in a B&B to get cleaned up, laundry done, restocked with food and candles. It’s time to head north across Torridon and Fisherfield to...
I spent the last few days poking round the area between Ben Alder and Ben Nevis, popping out at Kinlochleven after a descent from the Blackwater dam. I’ve walked all the tops before, but my knowledge of the glens was hazy. I now have a much better idea how it all fits together, and found some great new spots. Unfortunately, the area’s firmly flagged up on the Knobheads’ Map of...
I heard about the iSpot site on a BBC R4 programme, and think it could be a useful resource.
Making Scotland's Landscape →
It’s massively overproduced, with the usual intrusive music, and Iain Stewart is a pompous arse who manages to insert far too many unnecessary shots of himself. Even so, this is worth watching if you labour under the delusion that the Scottish landscape is in any way ‘natural’. If you miss the BBC iPlayer deadline, check out the torrent sites (or pay for a DVD…).