February was the month we were walking the West Island Way, a 40km way marked trail around Bute. The bags were packed, ferry taken, campsite checked in to. Unfortunately, the weather had other ideas. We trudged through massively boggy ground for the first 8km, the Kilchattan Bay circular, before deciding to spend the rest of the weekend drinking coffee and reading books.
A weekend in Aviemore isn’t complete with a trip to Loch Morlich and up to Cairn Gorm.
I decided to make the most of the longest day of the year by taking myself off to the hills for a bunch of firsts:
solo hill walk | wild camp | summit sleep | bivvy bag
Boy was it worth it!
The view from the summit
The view from my bed
Sleeping arrangements for the night
The brilliant view the next morning…
As is now traditional, we went on a little camping trip at the end of May.
The Isle of Bute is a forgotten gem – I do believe I have found my favourite island.
Frolicking in the sunshine to celebrate Marie’s decade shift.
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Short, local breaks are sometimes the best…
Highly recommend Gorsebank campsite.