Kayak Camping on Etive

No fishing in the title, and little in reality, but I’d a superb weekend kayak camping on Etive earlier in March. Sunshine over snow capped mountains, sea ice on the lochs and perfect kayaking conditions. Fishing can happily take a back seat at times! I popped the yak in amongst the mini ice-floes surrounding Glen… Continue reading Kayak Camping on Etive

Overnighter on Etive

As any reader of my blog already knows, I’m partial to the odd overnighter on Etive. Even in February. At least there is more daylight now, even if the full drabness of winter has beaten all colour from the mountains. My hike was its usual soggy self, with a good bit of wind helping blow… Continue reading Overnighter on Etive

A Trek along Etive

My dad would describe the trek along Etive as character building. Very scenic but not easy at the best of times. Today, the mass of thick mud and boulders in front of me was even less appealing as I was laden down with more gear than usual. Up close, the damage was impressive. A huge… Continue reading A Trek along Etive

Rannoch Trout – an Overnight Catch and Cook

Loch Ba

I’ve been fairly busy since lockdown ended but I haven’t been camping for 6 months now. Even longer since the kayak got wet, so it was definitely time to do something about that! Rannoch Moor is a wide expanse of heather and bog, covered with small pools and shallow lochs. The main road to Fort… Continue reading Rannoch Trout – an Overnight Catch and Cook

Glamping on Etive

Home for the night

Boat glamping? Wild glamping? I’m not really sure the best way to describe our recent session on Loch Etive, but we certainly weren’t roughing it! The boat was fully loaded with a chunky Robens bell tent, complete with carpet and wood stove (with plenty wood) for the cold evening we expected. I’d got the tent earlier in… Continue reading Glamping on Etive