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Beinn Dubh - Sunday 13th May 2018

16 May 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

Beinn Dubh (Black Hill) is one of the Luss Hills, one of the lesser mountain ranges in Scotland, rising to over 2000ft in a number of ridges and glens on the west side of Loch Lomond; they are reminiscent of the hills in The Lakes or Wales.

The forecast for the day was mixed with the forecasters not knowing how far west a front would be, but the low cloud of the morning was lifting as 10 of us met at the rather expensive carpark in the conservation village of Luss, and there was promise of a nice day.

The ...
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Wilderness Camping at the Tarf Hotel

14 May 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

I joined 5 other members of Adventure Out at Blair Atholl train at 10.30 on a dry and warm Saturday morning, most of us having travelled up on the morning train from Edinburgh. We set off on the long walk in to our weekend campsite at the Tarf Hotel bothy. I calculated the walk as 12 miles / 20 km long with a total ascent of 1160 metres. The group had a range of wild camping experience from a lot to a little (in my case).

We were accompanied for the first 5 miles or so by day walkers from GOC Scotland and shared two convivial breaks with them....
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Easter at Corrour

10 Apr 2018 | Scotland, Adventure Out Groups

It's been a long winter and despite it now being officially spring, the snow had not yet relented when the Adventure Out group met for Easter at the remote hostel of Loch Ossian in the western highlands of Scotland. The hostel is an attractive old wooden stable building at the head of Loch Ossian and sits on a small promontory on the shores of the loch, surrounded by a wooded archipelago of islands.

The hostel can only be reached on foot or by rail from the railway halt of Corrour on the west highland railway running between Glasgow and Fort William....
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Autumn cycling in Mallorca

26 Oct 2017 | Scotland, Adventure Out, Cycling Groups

Some photos taken on the recent cycling trip to the beautiful island of Mallorca, with its quiet friendly roads, pretty villages, good cafe stops, stunning coastline and challenging hills. Thanks to Peter Impey again for the impeccable organisation. Plans are afoot for a similar trip next year.

Peter will provide a more detailed article later.
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