Tuesday 5 July 2016

A Few Days in the Cairngorms

Along the River Eidart

Last week I spent a few days in the Western Cairngorms with Peter Elliott of PHD. We went up Glen Feshie, followed the River Eidart up onto the Moine Mhor, then descended back to Glen Feshie. The weather was cloudy with occasional showers and a brisk cold wind. The nights were chilly. But the clouds were above all but the highest tops and the surging rivers, wild landscape and masses of flowers made it a wonderful trip.

We tested some new gear and talked much about insulation and layering. I'll be writing about this in forthcoming issues of The Great Outdoors. In the meantime here are some pictures from the trip.

Crossing flood damage in Glen Feshie

Camp in upper Glen Feshie - an exposed breezy site chosen to avoid the midges

The Eidart Bridge

Beside the River Eidart

Camp on the Moine Mhor


  1. Good pictures. I wouldn't see photo two as 'flood damage' It's natural and should be expected, think of it as a geomorphological process.

    1. I agree. My words weren't clear enough. The flood damage was to the built path that crossed the burn here. You can see the cut-off end of it on the far side.

  2. Great, Im on the cusp of five days in the Cairngorms. Simply one of my most favourite places.

    Is that the Enan again? I had a close look at one the other day and was impressed. The usual Hilleberg quality in a fairly light package.

    1. Hope the weather's good Mark. The two tents are the Akto and the Nordisk Telemark 2 - the latter is about the same weight as the Enan.