The wild route to Slieve League Cliffs | Donegal, Ireland

A lot of people think Slieve League holds the trophy for the highest cliffs in Ireland but it turns out that it’s just a myth. Information online is rather cryptic and says things like ‘the highest, accessible, sea cliffs in Ireland’ regardless of their awards we were going to see what all the fuss what…

Mountain hikes and mighty waves | Exploring County Donegal, Ireland

We crossed the border into Ireland on a rainy day, which seemed rather fitting considering it’s said to rain 225 days a year. We were now in Europe which meant we were on the Euro but other than that we didn’t notice too many differences with the UK…but they really seemed to like their arcades…

Two days exploring Northern Ireland

We’ve wanted to visit Ireland for years but we put it on the back burner because it’s so close to home and ‘it will always be there’. I guess we like to explore more exotic places while we’re young and healthy but due to covid we’ve been reluctant to go further afield. After spending 4…

Exploring a miniature version of Scotland | Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran is described as being a miniature version of Scotland because it has a bit of everything from mountains and beaches to seals and deer. In fact it’s home to over 2000 deer which makes it a great place to witness the rut. It’s now the end of October and the rut…

Hiking diaries from Glen Coe | Scotland

I couldn’t believe the luck we were getting with the weather in Glen Coe, we were supposed to have a relax day after hiking the challenging Aonach Eagach ridge yesterday but the weather was too good so we made an impromptu decision to hike up the popular Buachaille Etive Mor. BUACHAILLE ETIVE MOR | 13km,…

Exploring Glen Coe | Scotland

Glen Coe is pretty much as good as it gets in Scotland when it comes to mountain scenery. We’d driven through the area back in 2014 but the only photo and therefore the only thing that seems to stick in my memory is a field of burnt orange moorland and a rainbow. I didn’t even…

Mountain hikes and bugling stags | The Scottish highlands

After a rainy day doing deeds around Fort William the sun started to poke out and the sky cleared. We decided to head straight to Glen Nevis, a valley surrounded on both sides by dramatic mountains. It was a very scenic drive with the evening sun casting a beautiful glow over the mountains. We pulled…

Cave adventures and mountain hikes | Isle of Skye, Scotland

I’m not a huge fan of caves, I find them extremely creepy and I’m scared of darkness. But, here we were, driving to a cave on the coast of Skye which can only be accessed at low tide. It was a very scenic drive down to the tiny coastal village of Elgol and clouds were…

Hiking the Black Cuillins | Isle of Skye

The Black Cuillin’s are up there with the most beautiful and challenging mountains to hike in Scotland. They look like proper mountains, almost menacing and they live up to their ‘black’ name due to them being the eroded remains of a magma chamber from a huge volcano. They’re mainly made up of black gabbro rock…