It’s the heat that gets to me. My daughters, aided and abetted by their mother, insist on an almost tropical level of heat in the house at Christmas and, after being indoors for Christmas Day, I need to get out. So, on the 26th, whatever the weather, I make a point of going out for […]
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This was an easy day along the Deeside Way to the heart of Aberdeen, through Torry past the harbour with the final bit on the coastal path to Girdle Ness. The sun was shining, I had plenty of time and I set out in the late morning, planning to finish about 1.30 and then have […]
For once I had an early start and packed up and left the Green at Potarch at 6.45, before the other Challengers were stirring. Food was running out so all I had left for breakfast was a couple of utterly boring cereal bars with my tea. I know the route to Aberdeen well – all […]
After the torpor of Christmas Day, I needed to get out so, on Boxing Day, it was a (reasonably) early start to drive to Bennachie. Bennachie is a great wee Aberdeenshire hill near Inverurie, which is very popular but I was early enough to be the 3rd car in the car park that morning. My […]
I haven’t had a chance to get off to the hills since May – work, family holidays and pretty awful ‘summer’ weather so I was looking forward to a couple of days in the Cairngorms. The weather had been good but, as luck would have it, it was supposed to deteriorate for the week-end. Up […]