It’s been three long months since my last hill walk. Work, a wee bit of illness and some bad timing meant a long delay between Ben Lomond and yesterday’s walk on Tinto Hill. It was good to be back. We decided on Tinto as it was a bit smaller and shorter than previous walks. We hoped for good weather but low cloud and a strong wind at the summit proved that no matter what time of year you really need to be prepared for all sorts in Scotland.

Ian on tonto Hill

RunKeeper was flawless again – can’t recommend the app highly enough if you’ve got an iPhone. I’ve thrown up a few photo’s but the weather got in the way of anything decent.

Tinto Hill Runkeeper

Plans for the rest of the year – a munro in early October and then a walk in November and December but that is far more dependant on the weather. Still, we have the gear for all weathers – time to wrap up methinks.