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vlog of adventure :

 

youtu.be/qyDWfMQYqbA

 

A weekend to explore and hike up hills, so I headed for the north west. The weather had been cold and the late return of winter was still grasping onto the mountain top in Scotland , even into May.

 

My first destination was the wonderful Glen Strathfarrar. After a long drive I disturbed the gate keeper who gave me passage and I headed all the way to the top of the Glen. Boots on and off I went, soon passing the UK largest arch am (its not that big BTW!). Once I passed the da the beautiful Loch Monar opened up before me with expansive views over the Monar and Attadale forests, probably the best views of the day!

 

Up and gorge and along the side of the loch and eventually I reached the base of the hill. As the ascent started , so did the snow, a few brief and heavy showers blasted me on the way up and the wind was biting from the north. The going wasn’t too bad and I was soon stood on the summit looking into remote feeling territory. I didn’t have time to linger though as I had a long walk and drive bac down the glen to get out before the gate is locked at 7!

 

This was done in plenty of time and I sent the sat nav for tomorrow destination – Glen Affric…..

 

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Uploaded on May 27, 2019