Tag: Rum

Kinloch Castle, Rum

  While there are many grand castles in rural Scotland Kinloch Castle in Rum stands out as one of the most over-the-top expressions of Victorian wealth.  Indeed, according to writer Jim Crumley, Kinloch Castle is “a monument to… colossal wealth and ego and acquisitive greed… It is a building without a redeeming feature.. a loathsome edifice.  It perpetuates only the memory of the worst kind of … Read More Kinloch Castle, Rum

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14 for 2014 #4 – Climb the Rum Cuillin

Rum has long been on my wish list.  The Rum Cuillin, while not quite of munro height, must rank as one of the best mountain ridges in Scotland: a long, challenging day with spectacular views.  And all of this on a smallish island of around 10 miles square with wildlife, beaches and an over-the-top Victorian hunting lodge.  So adding this to my 14 for 2014 was … Read More 14 for 2014 #4 – Climb the Rum Cuillin

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Hidden Gems – Beinn Resipol and Ardnamurchan

It’s interesting how sometimes places catch you unaware and my trip to Ardnamurchan this weekend was a revelation. The Ardnamurchan peninsular – the westernmost part of the Scottish mainland that juts out with the islands of Mull and Skye to the south and north respectively – was a place that really hasn’t been on my radar until now. Why would it be ? There … Read More Hidden Gems – Beinn Resipol and Ardnamurchan