Seeing Ben Nevis or ‘the Ben’

Ben Nevis, or Beinn Nibheis in Gaelic, is Britain's Highest Mountain: Ben Nevis or 'the Ben', as it is fondly referred to, is the highest mountain in the British Isles, peaking at 4,406 ft. Due to its location, altitude and topography, Ben Nevis frequently suffers poor weather conditions. We were … [Read more...]

Fort William – Outdoor Capital of the UK

Fort William - A Centre of Outdoor Activities in The Highlands: Since the opening of the Caledonian Canal "An Canal Cailleannach" in 1822, tourists have been coming to Fort William and the numbers grew after the arrival of the railway in 1894.   Known as An Gearasdan in Gaelic, or "the Garrison" … [Read more...]

West Highland Way: the Devil's Staircase

Near Glencoe ValleyOct 6 – Monday: King’s House – Kinlochleven (14.5 km) It was raining and a heavy wind blew throughout the night. We had breakfast in the hotel’s quaint dining room. The lady of the house takes our order and even suggests conspiratorially to Carol that she tries the blood sausage. … [Read more...]