36 hours in Fisherfield

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 in Camp, Northwest Highlands, Walk | 5 Comments

Those familiar with the Scottish countryside will know that the Fisherfield Forest is misleadingly named, for it is not a tree forest but a deer forest, a historical term for a hunting ground. My weekend visit to this remote and spectacular region presented an opportunity to commit fully to the concept of the Bushbuddy wood-burning camp stove.  I was slightly nervous […]

Keep Off the Grass: A Grand Tour of England

Posted by on Jun 21, 2010 in England | 6 Comments

Officious men wearing bowler hats will ensure that you keep off the grass in Oxford, but whose job is it to make sure you don’t stray too far from the footpaths, bridleways and byways of rural England? During last week’s tour of the south it dawned on me that Ordnance Survey maps provide an unexpected insight […]

Northumberland’s sleeping rainbow

Posted by on Jun 17, 2010 in England | No Comments

The most memorable aspect of my recent trip to Utah was the vivid colours of the exposed rock, as if they were being illuminated from within with a red light, much as blue light appears to emanate from within the ice of a glacier. So striking are the allsort stripes of Capitol Reef that the […]


Posted by on Jun 7, 2010 in Northwest Highlands | 2 Comments

Photos: Top: Eigg and Rum from the Croft Campsite, Arisaig Middle: The tropical sands of Morar Bottom: View over Loch Morar to the Cuillin of Skye It’s possible that the coastline between Arisaig and Morar has the highest concentration of campsites to be found anywhere in Scotland. I’ve neglected this area until now, only having […]