Spent the day exploring Whinny wood near Balloch. This mixed woodland is on two small hills on the southern shore of Loch Lomond. It’s managed by the Woodland Trust and has a super network of paths allowing you to explore and reach some lovely vantage points with views across the loch to the Luss hills and Ben Lomond.
Being late November the sun was low in the sky casting beautiful pale yellow sunlight through the trees.
I also got a chance to try out a new firesteel I was given by a friend. The wooden handle is made from different types of wood, laminated together then turned on a lathe to round it off. This type of firesteel requires a slightly different technique, one where you press the firesteel onto your tinder then strike down. It’s really effective and will last ages. It’s made by Stewart Inglis. In this clip I have used birch bark as my tinder.