Walks Blog – Jun 2021

The Young Ones …
The fledglings are getting the hang of it …! 😁💚
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3wZ8I5Y , 26th June, 2021

You Can Take The Boy Out Of Forres But You Can’t Take …!
Visiting in John’s home town today, we took a walk around some of his childhood haunts … 💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3zYfsTn , 25th June, 2021

Gateway To Mid-Deeside …!
Gates, benches and green, green, green at Lumphanan today … 💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3d04Uta , 22nd June, 2021

Walk (156) Smirisary Village and White Beaches (Highland)
This is a memorable little coastal walk in a wildly beautiful landscape in the remote and rugged Moidart area of West Scotland. The walk takes in some stunning white shell-sand beaches of the type made famous by the film Local Hero. There are fine views of the islands of Muck and Eigg on a route which passes through the once deserted crofting village of Smirisary, occupying an idyllic pastoral setting under grassy cliffs … 😀
John’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3cRtZXa , 20th June, 2021

Still Some Snow …
Yesterday on and around Aonach Mor, the snow still lying on the highest peaks … 💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3xv8PG8 , 17th June, 2021

All Is Revealed …!
The high peaks of Ben Nevis and neighbouring Aonagh Mor have been mostly hidden since we arrived here last week. Today, as we walked at Gairlochy, they appeared in all their glory … 💙
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3iI8rQw , 15th June, 2021

An Afternoon Stroll To Gairlochy Pepper Pot Lighthouse …
Today, Gairlochy … 💙
#walking #gairlochy #CaledonianCanal #BenNevis #AonachMor #LochLochy #PepperPotLighthouse
Alison’s Twitter post: bit.ly/3zqstVE , 15th June, 2021

Walking On The Edge …
Walking on the western edge of mainland Scotland, by the remote white sands and abandoned village of Smirisary … 💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3cLNXTj , 15th June, 2021

West Coast Weather …!
Walking in Glencoe and Ballachulish it’s fair to say it was, in typically west coast fashion, a four seasons in one day kind of day … 🌤☔️💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3voPl4z , 14th June, 2021

Diving Duck Surprise …!
Visiting Neptune’s Staircase, the starting locks of the Caledonian Canal, this morning, I took this pic because of the boat name. Nova Spero, Nuevo Espero, New Hope. Only when I got back to our accommodation did I realise we had some mallard photo bombing going on … 😂💙
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3xk1s4p , 13th June, 2021

Corran Narrows Birthday Trip …
Today, Corran💙 #walking #hiking #corran #ardgour #corranferry #lochaber
Alison’s Twitter post: https://twitter.com/TheMackWalks/status/1404113198127661059 , 13th June, 2021

White Sands of Morar …
The stunning, and beautifully deserted, white sands of Morar … 💙
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3cEgslD , 12th June, 2021

Climbing Above Mallaig …
Walking above Mallaig this afternoon, we watched the busy ferries making their way to and from Skye and the small isles of Rhum, Eigg and Muck … 💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3xgFS0v , 12th June, 2021

Steam Serendipity …!
We knew our route this afternoon took us past Glenfinnan Viaduct. We knew the viaduct, featured in the Harry Potter stories, was a popular tourist spot. We didn’t know the Hogwart’s Express would pass by just as we did … 💙😂
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3czKOWD , 11th June, 2021

Steall Falls …
This morning, we headed out early to jump-start the leg muscles on a rocky path through a gorge at the head of Glen Nevis, taking us to an elevated meadow peppered with pale pink Spotted Orchids under the towering circle of Munro mountains known as the “Ring of Steall”. As we had expected, though, the main event was the 120m cascade known as Steall Falls, or “An Steall Bàn” in Gaelic, meaning “The White Spout” … 😀
John’s Facebook post:
bit.ly/3xaAN9W , 11th June, 2021

Arrival At Fort William …
A scenic start to our stay in Fort William with a walk to the ruins of Inverlochy Castle … 💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/355wYqI , 10th June, 2021

Walk (155) White Bridge-Glen Brown-Glen Avon Circuit (Moray)
This is a varied walk in the mixed upland environment west of Tomintoul. The route, goes around the shoulders of Tom Beag hill, passing through sheep pasture, heather and conifer woodland, and providing some fine views of Glen Brown and Glen Avon along the way … 😀
John’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3vX7ms3 , 6th June, 2021

Dram Fine Glens …
Walking in whisky country this afternoon, in Glen Brown and Glen Avon … 💙😁
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/3inOG0q , 5th June, 2021

The River Don At Brux …
Today, Ardhuncart … 💙😊
Alison’s Tweet: bit.ly/3uSL7BT , 3rd June, 2021

Subtle Scents …
I love the scent of wild garlic and it’s filling the air in the woods right now. The bees love it too … 💙😊
Alison’s Facebook post: bit.ly/2Raok6U , 1st June, 2021

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