Awards and citations:

1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Scottish Highlands: amazing weather and fine cycling up Glen Tromie

 Top of Glen Tromie looking towards Gaick 

We have been up in Scotland since the 8th July and in the Highlands since the 9th. The weather has been amazing with a period last week up around 30˚C – virtually too hot to go out cycling in the heat of the day! More Provence than Scotland. The grass is going brown and burnt and the rivers drying up!   

Based in Newtonmore we have been out exploring quiet roads and tracks on our mountain bikes. One special ride was a ride up Glen Tromie to the point where it overlooks the Gaick Forest. Although the start of the track at Drumguish is gravel, it does in time become a metalled road. It is a lovely ride up the Glen and very quiet as you climb up almost imperceptibly for much of the way.  

Going up Glen Tromie and then through the Gaick Pass is an alternative for an adventurous cyclist or walker to the Drumochter Pass used by the A9 and the railway from Perth to Inverness.     

 The River Tromie 

Looking up the Glen 

Top of Glen Tromie looking southwards towards Gaick 

Looking northward towards the Monadhliath Mountains

No comments: