Arran is one of our favourite places. Though not quite the splendid isolation of Corrour, it still feels like a wilderness at times. Even in good weather the peaks around Goatfell are high enough to capture passing clouds, giving the unsettling impression that a storm is brewing. Going there always feels like a proper adventure. […]

“We don’t have to do this!” That was our mutual reassurance on the eve of our trip, as we hadn’t read the fine print in the description of the Loch Ossian Youth Hostel before booking online and paying the deposit. As we noticed only after pressing the “confirm” button, Loch Ossian is an “eco hostel”, which […]

Cycle Route 76 runs between Dunbar and Kircaldy, and around the Forth via Stirling. For this day trip, we chose to ride along the north coast of the Forth from Alloa Station to Dalmeny Station. Distance: 26.47 miles Terrain: Mostly level, with a bit of a climb before Crombie. A mix of cycle paths and roads, some […]