Well it’s nearly the end of the summer holidays – what has everyone been up to? We have just returning from an amazing holiday on the Isle of Arran (again). We went last year, and completely fell in love with the place. And the idea to go to this lovely Scottish island was from one of the posts on the #AdventureCalling linky.
It’s #AdventureCalling time again! Co-hosted by Lauren from The Helpful Hiker and me, also Lauren, from Exploring the Landscape, #AdventureCalling is the linky to share your outdoor antics. And with school holidays upon us, this could also be the place to find some inspiration for brilliant days out over summer.
Welcome back to #AdventureCalling, the linky with an outdoor theme, co hosted by Lauren from The Helpful Hiker, and me. Last time, Lauren was hoping for some sunny weather for her camping trips after a bout of rain. This weekend has been glorious – hope everyone managed to make the most of the sunshine. I’m currently hobbling about after shuffling round a 23k Lakeland Trails race on Saturday. But it was so worth it!
Welcome to #AdventureCalling, the linky with an outdoor theme, co hosted by Lauren from The Helpful Hiker, and me, also Lauren, from Exploring the Landscape. I’m really excited to be joining Lauren with this. I’ve been linking up with #AdventureCalling as often as I can for a while now, and have got some really good ideas from reading everybody’s posts, including our honeymoon in Arran last year. But before we move on, all the best to David at Potty Adventures – good luck with your new adventures. Continue reading
Most of my previous walking has been done in the Lake District. When I open the OS map to plan a walk, it is criss-crossed with green and black dashed lines indicating footpaths and right of ways. This was not the case when I opened a map of Arran. Contours and streams were there, and lots of other symbols, lines and colours that make maps so brilliant to look at – but not too many footpaths. I guess the Scottish Outdoor Access Code means that much of the landscape is one big right of way (within reason). But it came as a bit of a shock when I was trying to plan a day in the hills for us. After consulting my guide book, I decided that Coire Fhionn Lochan would be the walk for us.
After listening to me harping on about walking in the Lakes, my friend Beth decided she would like to go hill walking. As it would be her first walk, we wanted something with not too many miles, but at the same time, managing to satisfy Beth’s motto of “go big or go home”. The Langdale Pikes with their stunning scenery and little bits of scrambling opportunity were hopefully, going to be the perfect walk. So, joined by Angela, we set off early one Saturday morning in July.