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Leacraithnaich Bothy work party – May 2019 – Part 2: The work party

This is Part 2 of my bothy work party write-up.  This part is about the bothy and the work.  If you want to read about my planning and travel please start with Part 1. I spent the first couple of … Continue reading

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Leacraithnaich Bothy work party – May 2019 – Part 1: Planning and getting there

This is Part 1 of my write-up of my participation in the Mountain Bothies Association work party to renovate Leacraithnaich bothy in April//May 2019.  It’s a long, rambling story, so if you’re only really interested in the bothy part of … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Gate in the Hedgerow

Do you remember this gate? I blogged about it in 2014.  A locked gate in the hedgerow; leading to what?  This gate, and its matching cousin on the other side of Brimstage Lane, has remained a puzzle lurking at the … Continue reading

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A month in the life of an Ordnance Survey Benchmark bagger

A couple of years ago there were stories in the news about young people, and some not so young, stepping in front of traffic and falling off cliffs whilst blindly following their mobile phones in the hunt for Pokémon.  “How … Continue reading

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Hardknott Forest Conservation with John Muir Trust

I first heard of the John Muir Trust a few years ago when I received a flyer at the end of the TGO Challenge.  I visited John Muir’s birthplace after a snowy walk from Moffat to Dunbar, but it was … Continue reading

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What are you looking at? (Blog stats)

Around the hills is now one year old and I hope regular readers, and fellow bloggers, will be interested in a few statistics from the first 12 months.  These facts and figures are all taken from the built-in WordPress “My … Continue reading

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