A hike into the Glens of the Pirnmill Mountains

The Route: Gleann Easan Biorach and Gleann Diomhan | Distance: 18.4km | Time: 5.5 Hours
Height gain: 744m | Max Altitude: 411m | Start: Lochranza Village | Finish: Same as start
Map: OS Explorer OL361 | Date: 07/06/2012

Route Map

‘What’s not to like?’, I asked myself very early in the morning sitting in my tent having just decided on my hiking route for the day. It would be a classic glen circuit among the less visited and today misty Pirnmill Mountains in the north of Arran visiting Loch na Davie source of the water for Arran Whisky (and the purest natural water source in Scotland). The route would also take me through one of the most remote areas on the island and across a couple of bleak and boggy gaps as well as up and down two magnificent Scottish glens. Continue reading “A hike into the Glens of the Pirnmill Mountains”

A statement of intent for 2011! (Update)

So it’s that time of the year to have a look back at and properly assess how well (or otherwise) I did with my profound and quite ambitious ‘Statement of intent for 2011’!

At the start of the year I boldly lay down a list of adventurous challenges and travel hopes that I intended to tackle throughout the last twelve months of 2011, by putting these ambitions down in print so to speak I was hopeful that I would be beholden to the whole idea.

So how did I do? ……… Continue reading “A statement of intent for 2011! (Update)”

A Weekend of Adventure!

This weekend I will be embarking on a cracking little adventure in The Peak District.

I will be getting the train up from London to Sheffield then another train onward into the Peak District to the village of Bamford. From there I will either hitch-hike or hopefully find a bus to take me north to The Upper Derwent Valley. Once there I will start to ascend onto Derwent Edge, then, Continue reading “A Weekend of Adventure!”

The Northern Gritstone Edges – an update

The Route: The Northern Gritstone Edges
Distance: 32.00km (20 miles) | Time: 2 Days | Ascent: Not known
Start: SK173894 | Map: OL1 & OL24 | Date: TBC

In July of 2010 I penned a small article detailing my hope during the summer of that year to have a crack at hiking along the entire length of the Northern Gritstone Edges in The Peak District National Parksee previous blog – http://wp.me/pPdIP-bL. Well unfortunately the plan in the end had to be suspended due to a catalogue of unforeseen sports injuries that I suffered in the latter half of that year – all self-induced I might add at this point! Continue reading “The Northern Gritstone Edges – an update”