Tuesday 30 September 2014

Llanthony - Black Mountain & The Skirrid - August 2014

Andy, Bryan, Rob and Neil with Abby and Pip went camping for the weekend. Campsite facilities included:

1. A cold tap.
2. Nothing else.

The campsite
Saturday - The Black Mountain

Andy & Bryan above Gospel Pass

Looking towards Lord Hereford's Knob (yes really, look at an OS map)

The trig point & PIp


Pip, Andy & Bryan



Llantony Priory

Andy & Rob at prayer in the Priory

Bryan & Rob

The Priory
Sunday - The Skirrid

Sugar Loaf from the Skirrid

The way to the top

The Skirrid

View from the top

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Scotland - June 2014

Bryan, Sian, Gill, Pip the dog and Neil had a week in The Clachaig Inn in Glencoe.

The view from our front door

The ascent of Sgurr na Cìche or the Pap of Glencoe - 742 metres or 2434 feet.

Gill, Sian and Bryan pose artfully


Snow on Aonach Dubh

Approaching the bealach between the Pap and Sgor nam Fiannaidh

The bealach

A nice scramble towards the top

Pip, Gill, Bryan & Sian on the summit

Pip at the top

Map out, where are we?

The summit

Gill with Ballachulish in the background

Ballachulish narrows

Loch Leven

Ballachulish narrows

A stroll around Glencoe

Aonach Eagach ridge
Sgor nam Fiannaidh

Glen Nevis

The wire bridge in Glen Nevis

Bryan on the bridge

Pip (thinking about attacking Bryan)

Gill and Pip at Steall ruins

Glen Nevis

Pip prepares her attack

The waterfall at Steall

Glen Nevis

The Jacobite steam train near Fort William

 Glencoe Lochans

Monday 19 May 2014

Lynton May 2014

Gales were forecast for the south west so we thought we'd go camping for the weekend.

Friday - A stroll around Lynton Hollerday Hill and the Valley of the Rocks.

Saturday - Coombe Martin to Hunter's Inn. Wet and windy.

The nightly battle for the sleeping bag commences