The Bealach na Bà

I summoned the courage to drive the Bealach na Bà today and it was a hair-raising and buttock-clenching experience. The road rises to 626m in just 5 miles with an almost 20% gradient in parts and is the steepest ascent of any road in the UK. It's a two-way, single-track road with several hair-pin bends. If… Continue reading The Bealach na Bà

On top of the world

We're in Braemar for the weekend but were unable to get any accommodation because the Braemar Gathering is on and so we decided to book a 1974 VW campervan and take our own accommodation.   It has been a bit of a disaster so far. I had a lot of problems shifting gears. I learnt… Continue reading On top of the world