One of my favourite hobbies is hill walking. I was very fortunate to be born and raised in Scotland and have access to these great mountains literally on my doorstep. A Munro is a mountain in Scotland over 3000ft. There are 282 of them. I’m currently sitting on 210 so getting close to the end now.
Last summer, I spent a week hill walking on the west coast of Scotland in an Area called Torridon. We were staying near Loch Carron.
It it a remote and striking area of Scotland which can give a sense of peace and quiet in another wise loud and busy world.
I decided to go up Maol Chean-dearg and the next Sgorr Ruadh and Beinn Liath Mhor. I cannot recommend these 3 Munros for the beautiful surroundings!.
The weather was fantastic and the views incredible. Having parked near a local train station, I began the ascent through forests and by streaming rivers before arriving at the above old bothy.
Another couple hours walking gave some beautiful views onto Torridon and Loch Torridon.
The day of course isn’t complete without getting involved in a pic yourself!
The next day involved another amazing summers day- which is a rare thing is that particular part of Scotland.
I started on the ridge way taking in the rich scenery and quietness.
I must admit that along the route I did actually lose the path at the end descent and ended up scrambling done past the cliff faces and screw slopes- I do not recommend this at all!
However having made the bottom successfully, I looped round to gather up Sgorr Ruadh as well.
Sadly at this point my phone ran out of battery so didn’t have any chance to take any of the views from here.