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Isle of Arran | the Three Beinns walk | Scotland

It seems to me that early November might just be the most perfect time for walking. As I stood atop Beinn Nuis on the Isle of Arran, surveying the surrounding landscapes, I felt a calmness wash over me. It was pretty chilly up here to be sure but I had…

Bee chat & what to do with tired bees

I’ll put my hand up and say yes, I was one of those people who used to tremble whenever I heard that buzzing noise coming from somewhere behind me, getting closer and closer. Wasps, bees – they all melded into one for me. As I’ve got older I’m much calmer…

Plastic free shampoo alternative

When we first decided to go plastic free one of the things I was most nervous about was a shampoo alternative. I knew that such things as solid shampoo bars existed but the last I’d heard they weren’t really a great option. Now, I’ve always thought of myself as quite…

Walking Snowdon from Pen-Y-Pass | Routes and tips

 Snowdon is the highest peak in all of Wales and England, standing at 3560ft (1085m). It’s generally considered a must do if you’re visiting Snowdonia in North Wales – it’s such an iconic mountain. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve walked up Snowdon now – it remains one…

What I pack for a day hike

I’ve been told that I carry too much stuff when I go out onto the hill. Here’s the thing though – I’ve been caught too many times with not enough of this or not enough of that. So, don’t listen to those that scoff you’re taking the kitchen sink with…