Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary.

Melrose. June 2019

Helen Rose Outdoors Diary Tweedbank Train. The last time I was in Melrose was many years ago to do St Cuthbert’s Way walking from Melrose to Lindisfarne. Recently, I went with the Glasgow HF Outdoor Club www.meetup.com/Glasgow-HF-Outdoor-Club/ for a walking weekend based in Melrose. We were staying at the very comfortable Waverley Castle Hotel just […]

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Friday, May 31, 2019 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Colorado and the Rockies. May 2019

rockies

Helen Rose Outdoor Diary Colorado During the Spring break I made a family visit to Colorado. This was my first visit to the environs of Denver which is a ten hour flight from London. I was aware that it was six thousand feet above sea level and there may be a period of acclimatisation. On […]

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Saturday, May 4, 2019 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

Ben A’an April 2019

Loch Katrine from Ben A'an Dave Clark

Helen Rose Outdoors Diary It is twenty years since I last climbed Ben A’an in the Trossachs. It is a short sharp climb but well worth the effort as there are outstanding views from the top. When I was last there there was a lot of forestation on the lower slopes but this has now […]

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Sunday, March 31, 2019 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Glen Nevis – March 2019

Glen Nevis Water

Helen Rose Outdoors Diary Corran It is some years since the HF Walking Club ran a weekend to the Corran Bunkhouse. This year it was decided to revive it as it had been so successful in the past. However, Corran Bunkhouse is a misnomer as it is very upmarket accommodation and does not have any bunks! […]

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Danube, Austria. February 2019

Vienna cathedral

Helen Rose Outdoors Diary River Danube Locks The second part of the Danube river cruise was in Austria. Throughout its length the Danube has locks like a canal. In the region of Vienna there is a braided river system on a floodplain and since the 17th century there have been efforts to control the Danube, […]

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Friday, February 1, 2019 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Pat's Home Page Blog

The Danube. Hungary and Slovakia. January 2019.

Budapest-Parliament

Helen Rose Outdoor Diary River Cruise on the Danube River cruising only gives the traveller a taster particularly of cities and time on shore is limited. However, it is very  enjoyable drifting along past settlements and watching people on the banks. The cruise was from Budapest, in the eastern part of the river, to Linz […]

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Friday, January 4, 2019 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

The Steeple. Lochgoilhead. December 2018

View over lochgoilhead

Helen Rose. Outdoor Diary Tempting Fate My last visit to this area was seven years ago when I broke my leg in an accident coming down from a col on the other side of the village. I was concerned at returning to the same area to climb a hill with the same club and with the […]

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Friday, November 30, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Travel

Berwick on Tweed Again. November 2018.

St Abbs Head

Helen Rose Outdoors Ramblers Weekend I was last in Berwick on Tweed seven years ago but was limited in walking as it was not long after I had broken my leg. This autumn I went with the Glasgow Ramblers and we had a great weekend with good, sunny and dry weather. It was well organised by […]

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Saturday, November 3, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Stormy Dundee. V&A Museum. October 2018.

Helen Rose Outdoors Diary  Dundee . I had a family visiting and we decided to go to Dundee and see the new Victoria and Albert Museum and possibly the Discovery ship. The day was particularly stormy but we made it to Dundee in gale force winds and rain. Dundee is a coastal city on the […]

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Monday, October 1, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Algarve. September 2018

Praia De Luz

Helen Rose Outdoors Algarve The annual holiday of the walking club this year was to the Algarve. I have been to Lisbon and the area north of it but never to the Algarve. The Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, is known for its Atlantic beaches and golf resorts. Along the southern coastline there are whitewashed fishing […]

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Thursday, September 20, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Annual Munro. Beinn a’Chochuill. August 2018.

Chochuil summit

Helen Rose Outdoor Diary Munros It’s nearly eleven years since I completed the entire round of Munros in Scotland. These are mountains of more than 3000 feet that Sir Hugh Munro listed in 1891. When I compleated (original spelling!) them, there were 284 as more modern measuring devices have been used since Sir Hugh divided […]

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Saturday, August 4, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Helen Rose Outdoor Diary, Culzean. July 2018.

Culzean-Castle

Culzean Country Estate The walking club recently went on a day walking trip to Culzean Castle and Country Park from Maidens in Ayrshire. It is many years since I last visited Culzean and was I happy to explore further in the Country Park. Maidens We drove to Maidens, a fishing village at the southern end […]

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Hadrians Wall Again. June 2018.

  Helen Rose Outdoor Diary.   Emperor Hadrian. It is nine years since I lasted visited Hadrian’s Wall and I wrote about that visit. The wall has not changed in that time! Here are some facts. Hadrian’s Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire for nearly 300 years. It was built by the […]

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Isle of Bute. May 2018.

Helen Rose Outdoors Diary Club Outing   The Glasgow HF Walking Club  runs two low level walking weekends every year at different locations; this year the first one was on the Isle of Bute. The group was based in the famous Glenburn Hotel in Rothesay. Rothesay has many childhood memories for me as a summer […]

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | Filed under: Art & artists Glasgow West End, Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Alpujarras, Spain. April 2018

Angie Snow

Helen Rose. Outdoor Diary The Mountains It’s seventeen years since I was last walking and touring in Andalucia. This year I went to Las Alpujarras in southern Spain – a new walking territory for me. Las Alpujarras is a natural and historical region, on the south slopes of the Sierra Nevada and the adjacent valley. The […]

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Sunday, April 22, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Water of Leith. March 2018

Helen Rose Outdoor Diary Water of Leith History Flowing for twenty four miles from its source in the Pentland Hills, the Water of Leith winds its way through various suburbs into the heart of Edinburgh. It is a grand name for a river in the capital city of Scotland! It was once at the centre […]

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Friday, March 23, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Glasgow Mural Trail. February 2018

     . Helen Rose Outdoor Diary Background. Every two weeks I am out walking with the Wednesday Wanderers, a part of the Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers. Usually we are out in the country but recently we did an urban walk to look at the Glasgow City Centre Mural Trail.  Their website: www.glasgowcitycentrestrategy.com/project/city-centre-murals is well worth a visit […]

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Hampshire Hogmanay. January 2018.

Merchants-House

Helen Rose Outdoors Diary We (a friend and I) were in Hampshire to bring in the New Year. Hampshire is a county on the south coast of England on the English Channel notable for housing the birthplaces of the Royal Navy British Army, and the Royal Air Force. The modern Royal Navy traces its origins to […]

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Sunday, January 7, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Windermere, December 2018

Windermere Burn

    Helen Rose Outdoor Diary English Lake District   In early autumn The walking club organised a low level walking weekend to Windermere in the English Lake District. Established in 1951,the English Lake District is England’s largest National Park and home to thriving communities such as Bowness-on-Windermere. The Lake District is also known as Lakeland and is […]

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Friday, December 1, 2017 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Northern Germany November 2017

Bremen Grimms Animals

Helen Rose Outdoors Diary Cruise                 I’d never visited Northern Germany so decided to take a cruise from Rosyth. Cruises combine a holiday relaxing on board with waking up every morning without effort in a new placee. Perfect for the lazy traveller! The cruise was for one week. […]

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Saturday, November 4, 2017 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Bohemia and Bavaria, October 2017

Pine Beetle

Helen Rose Outdoors Diary Šumava The Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers arrange annual walking holidays abroad and this year we had a special treat Peter and Helena otganised an extended trip to the Czech Republic to Šumava Region in the west of Bohemia, near the Bavarian Border in Germany. We had six days walking with a […]

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Carcassonne, July, 2017

Cite Castle

Helen Rose Outdoor Diary. Carcassonne. Although I have been to the Languedoc in south west France many times, I have never visited Carcassonne. Carcassonne is a fortified town in the Aude Department of Occitane. It has been inhabited since the Neolithic period and is located in the Aude plain between historic trade routes, linking the […]

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Friday, July 21, 2017 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Portpatrick Again. July 2017

Helen Rose Diary   July 2017 Portpatrick Village. Portpatrick village is on the south-westerly coast of the Scottish mainland, cut into a cleft in steep cliffs. Anciently known as Portrie (Port Rhin, meaning headland), its quay was protected by the baron of Dunskey Castle (from dun meaning castle; key meaning quay) and his local men. When […]

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Friday, June 16, 2017 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Crete. June 2017

Helen Rose Outdoor Diary. I visited Crete a very long time ago but spent most of the time visiting the famous Archaeological sites such as Knossos and Phaestos and the beaches at Malia and Vai. I saw that Scot-trek http://www.scot-trek.co.uk/ had a walking holiday to Crete which would give me the opportunity to visit the […]

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Helen Rose’s Walking Diary: Liverpool. April 2017

Liver-Building-from-Mersey

Helen Rose Diary. I visited Liverpool over the Easter holidays. My main reason for going was to visit the Tate Liverpool Art Gallery but there was so much more to see and I just loved the city and the Liverpudlians. They were so friendly and helpful to visitors. The city was clean, litter free and […]

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Lowther Hills. April 2017.

Helen Rose Diary Lowthers The Lowther Hills, also sometimes known as the Lowthers, are an extensive area of hill country in the Southern Uplands. They form a roughly lozenge shape on the map with the acute angles being to north and south. It has the river valleys along its boundaries with Clydesdale to the north […]

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Around Lanark: March 2017

Helen Rose Walking Diary Lanark. During the winter I had took part in an interesting walk organised by Stephen in the HF Club Outdoor Club . The walk was entitled ‘Around Lanark’.  Lanark is a small town in the central lowland belt, about an hour by car from Glasgow. The name is believed to come […]

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Sunday, February 26, 2017 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Arran Hogmanay January, 2017

Helen Rose Diary. February 2017.   A group of fourteen of us know each other through walking and have been going to Arran every July for a weekend for nearly seventeen years staying in recent years at Shore Lodge in the grounds of Brodick Castle. This year, Kathleen booked the lodge for Hogmanay and we […]

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Crianlarich Weekend January 2017

Helen Rose Outdoors Diary The Walking Club. The Glasgow HF Outdoor Club https://www.meetup.com/Glasgow-HF-Outdoor-Club/ has been running an annual Christmas trip to Crianlarich for some years now. This Christmas 36 members were on the trip and although it is mainly a social weekend, we also manage a walk on the Saturday. Colin, as the Social Secretary […]

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Thursday, January 5, 2017 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Wisconsin December 2016

Helen Rose Diary On a recent visit to the US, I travelled to Wisconsin and managed a visit to Milwaukee and Taliesen. Wisconsin is in the mid-west of the US and on the western shores of Lake Michigan with Chicago at the southern end of the Lake. They are less than two hours apart by bus. […]

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

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