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

Dornoch November 2016

loch-fleet-dornoch

Helen Rose Diary Dornoch Although I have travelled throughout the highlands of Scotland it has mainly been hill walking bagging Munros. The Glasgow HF Outdoor Club  recently organised a long weekend in Dornoch which is on the north east coast of Scotland in Sutherland. We travelled by public bus to Dornoch via Inverness as we […]

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Sunday, November 13, 2016 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Rhine in Flames

Helen Rose Diary     October 2016 Middle Rhine September is an important time on the middle Rhine in Germany as it marks the time of the grape harvest and the start of the winemaking. It seemed a good time to go on a river cruise on the Rhine from Cologne to Mainz. In the past I have […]

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Mèze, France. August 2016

Helen Rose Outdoors Etang de Thau. Mèze is a small town located in South West France and I spent a day there this summer while visiting the local area. The weather was hot and sunny. Mèze is located on an étang which makes it more interesting as a beach resort. Étang de Thau is the […]

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Jersey 2016

Helen Rose Outdoors History of Jersey In May I travelled to Jersey in the Channel Islands with www.scot-trek.co.uk on a walking holiday. We had four days walking and stayed in a comfortable hotel in St Helier, the capital of Jersey. Jersey is a Crown dependency of the United Kingdom, ruled by the Crown in right […]

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Sunday, July 24, 2016 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Isle of May 2016

Helen Rose Outdoors I enjoy visiting the islands around Scotland and have now visited about 39. In May I had the opportunity to visit the Isle of May with Scot-Trek http://www.scot-trek.co.uk. The Isle of May is located in the north of the outer Firth of Forth, approximately 8 km (5.0 miles) off the coast of mainland Scotland. […]

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Monday, July 11, 2016 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Pitlochry, 2016.

Helen Rose Outdoors Pitlochry In the heart of Scotland with real hospitality, clear sparkling air, beautiful scenery, rich clan history, fine food, plenty of space and lots to see and do. Pitlochry is primarily a holiday destination, which caters for the holiday maker year round in its own special way. The people are knowledgeable, friendly […]

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Helen Rose’s Walking Diary: Madeira, 2016

Madeira Pico de Areiro

For a long time I had wanted to visit Madeira and this year the opportunity arose with the Bearsden and Milngavie Ramblers www.bearsdenandmilngavieramblers.org.uk. The holiday was organised with a choice of two walks every day and a rest day to explore Funchal as a tourist. There are weekly flights to Madeira from Glasgow. We left […]

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Saturday, July 2, 2016 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Kirkby Stephens. 2016

Kirkby Temperance

Helen Rose Outdoors Diary.   Kirkby Stephen is at the head of the Eden Valley at the Western Edge of the Yorkshire Dales and adjacent to Cumbria and the Lake District in northern England. The Glasgow HF Walking Club http://www.meetup.com/Glasgow-HF-Outdoor-Club/ arranged a walking weekend in the late September holiday weekend. We travelled down on the […]

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Friday, June 17, 2016 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Norway, Oslo. 2016.

Helen Rose Diary. We had wanted to visit the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, Norway and were on a cruise in the Baltic some years ago which included a stop in Oslo. Unfortunately, this was the week of the Breivik killings in Oslo in 2011 and the port was closed. Last year we travelled on […]

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

Nerja February 2015

  Helen Rose Outdoor Diary When I have been out with the Wednesday Wanderers, www.bearsdenandmilgavieramblers.org.uk we chat away on the walks and Ian and Linda mentioned they went to Nerja in Andalusia in Spain several times a year for a month and walked every day. The club committee decided it would be an excellent idea […]

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Friday, January 23, 2015 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary

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