Tag Archives: Recreation and Sports

A hike on a bike for a pie on the fly

Well. I couldn’t just name the blog post “A cycle from Balloch to Callander, and then back again”. There’s not much to catch the imagination with a title like that, is there? A wee bit if artistic license maybe, but … Continue reading

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Trains, strains and no automobiles – part 2

We arrived at Aviemore train station late morning. Although we were staying about 20 miles away from Aviemore, Scotland’s mountain sports capital (which is hotly contested by Fort William), we were picking up hire bikes close to the station. Having … Continue reading

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My wigwam camping review

A couple of weeks ago, we took the boy south to Dumfries & Galloway for a long weekend away. My goal (as a self-confessed boot-wearing outdoorsie), was to introduce my wife (who’s a heel-wearing shivering townie) to the pleasures of … Continue reading

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Renny’s weekly monday supplement

It’s been another week of not as much running as I expected to do. With having no car I can’t get to running club UNLESS I were to do the following: Cycle home from work. Garage the bike. Turn around … Continue reading

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The Black Mount, my narrow escape

The Black Mount is a series of mountains which span from Glen Orchy to Glen Coe. Rannoch Moor is a good visual marker for where you need to get to in order to tackle these hills. The more hills I … Continue reading

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Mountain review: Ben Vorlich & stuck on the Chroin

I picked a friday to do this set of two munros. Friday is a great day to climb hills. For a start, if like me, you have a partner who doesn’t share your affection for the great outdoors, it means … Continue reading

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