Sgurr na Banachdich

Sgurr na Banachdaich is a 965m mountain on the Cuillin Ridge, the most dramatic, precipitous, technically difficult range of mountains in Scotland. Along its 12km length there are 11 prominent mountains (munros) and a further 26 separate peaks. Almost all involve scrambling on steep and exposed terrain to reach their summits. Sgurr na Banachdaich, peak of …

Continue reading Sgurr na Banachdich

Foraging for food in Orkney and Shetland

Here are some edible plants I have been munching on up in Orkney and Shetland these past two weeks. Been guiding with About Argyll Walking holidays who run week long walking tours in the northern isles. I have to say a big thanks to Dr Carol West for teaching me so much about plants last …

Continue reading Foraging for food in Orkney and Shetland

Bumblebees, rare chickweeds and sundews

It's been a very busy couple of months. We've run lots of Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions and in Scotland and in France and I've been guiding up in Shetland, Skye, Galloway and Argyll for About Argyll Walking Holidays. There's been plenty of amazing wildlife encounters like otters, dolphins, eagles and ospreys but I find …

Continue reading Bumblebees, rare chickweeds and sundews