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Hidden Valley Glencoe

The Hidden Valley Glencoe is a fantastic days walk. Whenever I visit Glencoe just driving towards Stob Dearg (the Red Mountain) shrinks me into Antman. You normalise in the face of such grand mountains as do your worries and achievements. We are all very small creatures measured against mother nature. Also known as The Lost Valley and this selection is from November 2005.

Stob Dearg (Red Mountain)
Stob Dearg (Red Mountain)

 

Snow-capped peaks
Snow-capped peaks

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Catalonia Region

The Catalonia region is not what most people consider as representative of Spain. Its because of the rain. And the mountains. The green landscape is heavily farmed thanks to its fertile and volcanic soil, but there is more. Its Mediterranean position means it can reach baking temperatures in summer and snowy, wet and cold in the winter. Its guaranteed sunshine that makes it a nice compliment to Scotland. Coupled with some interesting landscapes and lovely beaches.

Besalú beach
Besalú beach

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Green Volcano in Spain

The Garrotxa region in the heartland of Catalonia has this walk around a volcano in Spain. There are many dormant volcanoes, but apart from the land relief, there are no volcanic tell-tales. It is so green and lush in vegetation with an interesting beech forrest that has thrived on the lava outflows and fertile soil.

Beech forrest reclaim lava flows
Beech forrest reclaim lava flows

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