Mid-summer Sunrise walk to the Summit of Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

Mid-summer Sunrise walk to the Summit of Goat Fell, Isle of Arran

Richard Langley describes his dawn ascent of Goat Fell (874 metres), the highest point on the Isle of Arran, Scotland.   Setting off from the cottage in Blackwaterfoot at 3.00AM the drive along the String to Brodick took me to the

Moel Siabod

Moel Siabod

Moel Siabod stands at  2,861 feet or  872 metres and  is the highest mountain in the Moelwynion range in Snowdonia. It is situated above Betws -y- Coed and Capel Curig and is close to the UK National Outdoor Activity Centre

Circular walk around the fantastic Glyderau range in Snowdonia

Circular walk around the fantastic Glyderau range in Snowdonia

  Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach sound like slightly sinister characters from the Hansel and Gretel fairy tale. They aren’t though. They are names of the two highest mountains in Snowdonia’s Glyder (pronounced gli – dur), or Glyderau range in

Loweswater and Blake Fell

Loweswater and Blake Fell

We parked up on the road that links the two wonderfully named villages of Lamplugh and Mockerin. There’s very little traffic. It’s a peaceful Lakeland road. This is, after all, border country. And this border is particularly quiet. Its windy

Wasdale and Scafell Pike

Wasdale and Scafell Pike

Climbing Scafell Pike from magical Wasdale is a day to remember… If you are after a sense of perfect seclusion, Wasdale  fits the bill. The only road in hugs the western shore of Wast Water, the remotest of all the Lakeland waters.

Catbells’ popularity is about to go intergalactic…

Catbells’  popularity is about to go intergalactic…

Catbells is one  of the Lake District’s landmark mountains and will feature in the new Star Wars film out this Christmas. Below we explain the secret to its enduring popularity.   What makes Catbells such a popular and evocative mountain?

The Cuillin traverse – an outdoor challenge of a lifetime

The Cuillin traverse – an outdoor challenge of a lifetime

  With rocky ridges dropping straight into the Hebridean sea, 12 Munros to ascend, 12 km of continuous scrambling along a narrow crest taking a minimum of nine hours, plus six hours approach and descent, and superb views all the

From Grasmere to Fairfield and Helvellyn.

From Grasmere to Fairfield and Helvellyn.

As we leave Grasmere village heading towards Ambleside along the southern side of Grasmere lake, I can’t help feeling that spring is here, and summer is not far away.  There’s real warmth in the air and the sun frequently escapes

Cairngorms in December

Cairngorms in December

Building up an appetite for  Christmas dinner, our own Jim headed for Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park for a few days’ midwinters trek  near Ben Macdui the second highest peak in Britain.     The route incuded 2 nights in bothies one

Sunrise from Cnicht on Midsummer’s Day

Sunrise from Cnicht on Midsummer’s Day

I’ve always wanted to reach the peak of Cnicht on midsummer’s day, to catch the sunrise and looks over the border hills to the east. With this in mind, I had to make an early start.  The alarm was set