Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Jersey

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Scotland.

 Ring of Steall. (Irish Mountain Log – 2002). One of the toughest mountain walks in Scotland, following a horseshoe that encompasses four Munros. (Read)

On the Forcan Ridge. (Scottish Mountaineer – 2006). One of Scotland’s finest scrambles. (Read)

 Isle of Man.

 An Island Not So Far Away. (Irish Mountain Log – 2004). The Isle of Man Walking Festival. (Read)

 Jersey.

Crossing Jersey’s Intertidal reef to the Seymour Tower. (The Countryman – 2013; Sherkin Comment – 2013; Buckettripper.com – 2013).  The marine life in the rock pools of Jersey’s south-east coast.(Link).

 Ireland.

 The Wild West Show. (Financial Times – 1990). An evening in a bar in Doolin, a world-famous centre of Irish music. (Read)

 A peculiarly Irish Phenomenon. (The Great Outdoors – 1992). The annual pilgrimage to the summit of Croagh Patrick, Ireland’s holy mountain. (Read)

 God’s Hostile Refuge. (Global Adventure – 2001; Irish Mountain Log – 2001). The Skelligs Rocks – the site of a Dark Ages monastery, eight miles from the Kerry coast. (Read)

 Storm and Silence in Connemara. (Scottish Mountaineer – 2004). Winner of the Outdoor Writers’ Guild Award for Excellence – 2005. Judges’ comments: “Foul weather on the Twelve Bens of Connemara. Short and atmospheric, reminding us all of our more uncomfortable and our more exhilarating moments on the hills and how they come close on each other’s heels.” (Read)

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