Cangas de Onís and a secret cave

Today we went to visit some old friends living near Cangas de Onís on the other side of the Picos. We had a surprise in store when we were whisked off to visit a secret cave in the hills

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Redo, our base in Los Picos

Redo is a tiny little hamlet of perhaps ten houses or so. It lies nestled right into the eastern massif of the Picos. Our holiday apartment really delivered on the promise of “mountain views”!

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Slioch

Slioch is a well-known munro at the south end of Loch Maree, reached from Kinlochewe.

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Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh

Beinn Liath Mhor and Sgorr Ruadh are two munros reached from Glen Carron.

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Ben More Coigach

Ben More Coigach sits magnificently above Ullapool, and I’ve wanted to climb it ever since 2005, when I was admiring it from Scoraig.

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Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ

Last Sunday, 4th August, I headed off to Spittal of Glenshee for a 17-mile walk taking in two Munros; Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ.

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Glasgow Queen St. to Paisley

A wee trip to Glasgow after work on a sunny Friday afternoon. Almost all of this 11-mile trip was on cycle paths and included crossing the Clyde on the Yoker-Renfrew passenger Ferry.

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A few hours in Lyon

A few hours to kill in Lyon on the way home.

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Wandering around Cornillon

After a full and tiring day cycling to the Ardèche river, on Friday I just made a short trip to the next village, Cornillon, to look around.

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Cycle to the Ardèche river

Thursday dawned, and I fancied trying to reach the Ardèche river where it twists and winds through a gorge. The area is a nature reserve and it promised some spectacular views. I wasn’t disappointed.

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