Links to online outdoor stuff
and within Ronald Turnbull's site
links in red take you
outside the site Mountain Weather Info Systems: mountain forecasts for Highlands, Lake District, Peak. Long Distance Walkers' Association: walks of 15 - 100 miles, mostly in England, and lots of knowledge of long-distance trails Fell Running Association: details of fell races in England and Wales plus a few in Scotland Scottish Avalanche Information Service: snow conditions and avalanche risks for Scotland's main climbing areas, December to April Scotland snow conditions (if any) Kathmandu Trekking: the stunningly inconspicuous manufacturer of inexpensive bivvy bags Lightweight gear on the web, but also podcasts of outdoor characters including me
[top] LINKS FOR LONG WALKS IN SCOTLAND Independent hostels in Scotland Scottish Youth Hostels Association the Mountain Bothies Association: simple unlocked shelters for all who love the hills and glens and who can manage to find the places The Great Outdoor Challenge: annual Scotland-crossing event. The site includes a useful accommodation listing Campsite finder Yellow pages: find businesses by geographical area. Try 'Hotels & Inns', 'Grocers and convenience stores', and 'Hostels' Timetable planner for bus and train journeys in Scotland Scottish Citylink: including that useful and ornamental ride from Skye to Fort William, Glencoe and Loch Lomond First Scotrail. Expensive and (apart from the main line to Inverness) infrequent, but scenic, quite comfortable, and fairly reliable UK rail journey planner Postbus finder - daily (not Sundays) to the extreme edges of the Highlands Several Higland estates post info here to help you avoid deer-stalking activity during the season mid-Aug to end October Scotland's new access law (2005) allows responsible access to virtually all wild land (and some farmland). Details here Scotland On Line, and in particular its outdoor pages, with recent and forthcoming hill happenings, recent rows with landowners, and the latest snow conditions if any.
[top] READING AND WRITING ABOUT HILLS Grey Stone Books, of Lancashire: published four of mine. More about them, and an even less flattering picture of me
The Angry Corrie Scotland's hill fanzine, provocative, irritating and funny. But the Murdo Munro strip cartoon (with his sheep pal) is better in the real-world version which costs 1 Cicerone Books: their guidebooks are small and not terribly expensive. Quality varies from perfectly ok to really rather good. If there's a Cicerone guide to where I'm going, and if that guide is to the right sort of scrambly high-altitude stuff (which isn't always made clear enough) then I'll buy it without seeing it first. But as one of their writers, I do get a discount! Maps UK and Europe (maybe Antarctica too for all I know) by post, intelligent and quick
[top] FAMILY my son Thomas, including his bike ride down the west coast of the USA Clare Melinsky, illustrious illustrator in lino-cut, works in advertising, packaging, book publishing, the Daily Telegraph and picture postcards. Married to me. Prof HW Turnbull, my grandfather, has an archive of the history of mathematics named after him. And I bet  your grandpa doesn't have his own website...
[top] articles elsewhere
colwalk.html A Long Walk - and a Broad Stand: following Coleridge's 9-day walk round the Lake District
mossforce.html The finest piece of outdoor writing so far: Coleridge's description of Moss Force, Newlands The Great Glen Way and the other monster of Loch Ness An article of mine about my neighbour Joseph Thomson the African Explorer
[top] Misc links
Dalgarno Singers Choir in Thornhill: I built the site
webwon.html How the web was won: technical stuff about this site for html hackers
index.html Entry page of this website (Buachaille Etive Beag)