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About Me

I am a retired glaciologist from the British Antarctic Survey. For 25 years I also taught adults for the University of Cambridge about Antarctica, climate change and environmental issues. I love Scotland's wild places.

I enjoy exploring the coastline of Scottish islands.

NA9929 : Cliff top north of Aird Feinis by Julian ParenNB1340 : Cattle above Bosta beach by Julian ParenNB1135 : Cove by Rubha Sheotharaid by Julian ParenNF9083 : Northern coastline of Berneray by Julian ParenHZ1970 : Coastline near Malcolm's Head by Julian ParenHT9438 : View to The Noup over Mucklebrik from above Ufshins by Julian ParenHU6871 : Cliffs of Housay by Julian ParenNF7654 : Dunes at the northern end of Culla Bay by Julian Paren
NG2604 : Sandy beach by Sanday roadbridge by Julian ParenNG4197 : Storm beach connecting Garbh Eilean and Eilean an Tigh by Julian ParenNM4080 : Horses on Gallanach sands by Julian ParenNR3991 : Saline pools on the Colonsay coast south of Rubha Dubh by Julian ParenNR3889 : Sand dunes south of Port a Chapuill by Julian ParenNR3994 : The CalMac ferry Hebridean Isles leaving Colonsay by Julian ParenHU2842 : Stacks at Westerwick, Shetland by Julian ParenNF8646 : Bagh na Murla by Julian Paren

I also enjoy being amongst Scotland's hills with wide open vistas.

NJ4749 : Summit of Meikle Balloch by Julian ParenNL6399 : Summit of Beinn Tangabhal by Julian ParenNB0223 : Lochan close to summit of Laibheal a Deas by Julian ParenNG8661 : View along the east ridge of Sgurr Mor towards the Horns of Alligin by Julian ParenNH2987 : An Sgurr of Creag an Duine by Julian ParenNG9811 : Summit of Creag nan Damh by Paul HaslamNG8752 : Western escarpment of Meall Gorm by Julian ParenNH5058 : The side of Knock Farril by Julian Paren

We stay in the Black Isle where walking is a pleasure in a rural environment just six miles from Inverness. We have a five-acre smallholding with woodland overlooking Munlochy Bay. We have immersed ourselves in Scottish Country Dancing and Transition Black Isle while learning the skills of crofters. I help to organise the Black Isle Tourism Team and maintain the Facebook page Black Isle Nature. LinkExternal link

NH6454 : Barley field below Tullich by Julian ParenNH6752 : Foreshore of Munlochy Bay by Julian ParenNH6554 : The tree at Tullich Steading by Julian ParenNH6454 : Road to Balnakyle Farm by Julian ParenNH6553 : Road to Roskill Farm by Julian ParenNH6254 : Farmland of Muirton Farm by Julian ParenNH6454 : All is yellow around Balnakyle by Julian ParenNH7459 : Shoreline south of Scart Craig by Julian Paren

Since moving to Scotland I have taken up the challenge of visiting Green Squares to gain Geograph Firsts. Shetland and the interior of Scotland's wilderness are prime targets and in the last three years I have visited 70 of them. Some are absolute gems and should have been snapped up years ago, while others require good stamina and luck with weather. In May 2018 I aciheved my 200th First Geograph.
Geograph Firsts from the last three years.

Wilderness

NC3426 : On the stalkers' path beside the Allt Bealach a' Choire by Julian ParenNC3729 : Plateau of Creag nan Suibheag by Julian ParenNH5981 : Early stage of a wind farm above Strath Rusdale by Julian ParenNH5984 : Glacial erratic on Cnoc Thorcaill by Julian ParenNH6084 : Tributary of the Easter Fearn Burn by Julian ParenNH3178 : South-east ridge of Meall Gorm by Julian ParenNH2850 : Trackless terrain of the Strathconon Forest by Julian ParenNH3769 : In the boulder field of Carn an t-Sneachda by Julian Paren

Shetland

HU3841 : At Usta Ness by Julian ParenHU1947 : Skerries of Easter Paill by Julian ParenHU1948 : Coastal grassland below The Hamar by Julian ParenHU3628 : Geo by Scaalie Point by Julian ParenHU3532 : Stack of Sandwick, Burra, Shetland  by Julian ParenHU3837 : From Bruna Ness towards Scalloway by Julian ParenHU2258 : Coastline by Skerry of Stools by Julian ParenHT9736 : Hesti Geo, Foula by Julian Paren



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Last updated: 11:27
  • 200 First Geograph points
  • 262 Second Visitor points, 222 Third Visitor points, 189 Fourth Visitor points
  • 1681 Personal points (grid squares geographed)
  • 615 TPoints (Time-gap points About)
  • 5519 Photographs
    • 4772 Geographs and 747 others
    • 1823 grid squares, giving a depth score of 3.03
    • in 283 different hectads and 31 myriads, taken on 1050 different days
  • 39 items of Collections submitted
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? Grid Ref Title Submitted Image Type Points Taken
HT9737 Da Run Hoevdi from Da Lang Hoevdi, Foula Tue, 22 Jan 2019 Geograph tpoint Aug 1964
HU2078 Esha Ness cliffs at Calders Geo Mon, 21 Jan 2019 Geograph tpoint Aug 1964
HU1662 Sholma Wick, Lamba Ness and the north coast of Papa Stour Mon, 21 Jan 2019 Geograph second personal tpoint Aug 1964
discussion indicator HU1461 Snolda Sea Stack in Hund Geo, Papa Stour Mon, 21 Jan 2019 Geograph Aug 1964
discussion indicator HU1461 Arch in Aesha Head Mon, 21 Jan 2019 Geograph third personal tpoint Aug 1964
HZ2272 North Haven, Fair Isle Sun, 20 Jan 2019 Geograph Aug 1974
HZ2272 Wheelhouse of Good Shepherd IV Sun, 20 Jan 2019 Inside Thu, 29 Jul 2010
HZ2272 Good Shepherd IV between Fair Isle and Lerwick Sun, 20 Jan 2019 Extra Thu, 29 Jul 2010
HZ2272 Fair Isle Bird Observatory, 1974 Sun, 20 Jan 2019 Geograph Aug 1974
NH7358 The beach at Rosemarkie shortly before sunset Sun, 20 Jan 2019 Geograph Sat, 19 Jan 2019
NH7458 Late afternoon moonrise over the Moray Firth Sun, 20 Jan 2019 Geograph Sat, 19 Jan 2019
NH7459 Multi-coloured rocks by Scart Craig Sun, 20 Jan 2019 Close Look Sat, 19 Jan 2019
NH7459 Approaching Scart Craig at the water's edge Sun, 20 Jan 2019 Geograph Sat, 19 Jan 2019
NH7458 Rocks and seaweed, Black Isle coast Sun, 20 Jan 2019 Geograph Sat, 19 Jan 2019
NH7358 Shoreline at Rosemarkie Sun, 20 Jan 2019 Geograph Sat, 19 Jan 2019
NH6354 Midday sun by Balnakyle Fri, 18 Jan 2019 Geograph Fri, 18 Jan 2019
NH6353 Trees bordering the track through Shantullich Wood Fri, 18 Jan 2019 Close Look Fri, 18 Jan 2019
NH6353 Trees bordering the track through Shantullich Wood Fri, 18 Jan 2019 Geograph Fri, 18 Jan 2019
NH6353 Forestry road in Shantullich Wood Fri, 18 Jan 2019 Geograph Fri, 18 Jan 2019
NH6354 Uncultivated strip below Balnaguie Fri, 18 Jan 2019 Geograph Fri, 18 Jan 2019
NH6354 Ploughed fields below Balnaguie Fri, 18 Jan 2019 Geograph Fri, 18 Jan 2019
NH6254 Balnaguie Belt near Balnakyle Fri, 18 Jan 2019 Geograph Fri, 18 Jan 2019
NH6354 Copse and farmhouse of Balnakyle Fri, 18 Jan 2019 Geograph Fri, 18 Jan 2019
NH7357 Defibrillator at Gordon Memorial Hall, Rosemarkie Mon, 14 Jan 2019 Close Look Fri, 10 Mar 2017
NH6164 Shore of the Cromarty Firth at Kiltearn Sat, 12 Jan 2019 Geograph Sat, 12 Jan 2019
NH6265 A view over the saltings to the Cromarty Firth (low tide) Sat, 12 Jan 2019 Geograph Sat, 12 Jan 2019
NH6265 Farm track to the ford across the Allt Graad (River Glass) Sat, 12 Jan 2019 Geograph Sat, 12 Jan 2019
NH6265 River Glass (Allt Graad) entering the Cromarty Firth Sat, 12 Jan 2019 Geograph Sat, 12 Jan 2019
NH6265 Bog area inland of the saltings, Balconie Point Sat, 12 Jan 2019 Geograph Sat, 12 Jan 2019
NH6265 Tidal ponds and channels, saltings, Balconie Point Sat, 12 Jan 2019 Geograph Sat, 12 Jan 2019
NH6265 Old sea defences and salmon bothy, near Balconie Point Sat, 12 Jan 2019 Geograph Sat, 12 Jan 2019
NH6164 Shore of the Cromarty Firth by Kiltearn Sat, 12 Jan 2019 Geograph third personal tpoint Sat, 12 Jan 2019
NH6064 Shore of the Cromarty Firth Sat, 12 Jan 2019 Geograph personal Sat, 12 Jan 2019
NH6265 The spit of Balconie Point, near Evanton Fri, 11 Jan 2019 Geograph Thu, 10 Jan 2019
NH6265 Saltings near Balconie Point Fri, 11 Jan 2019 Geograph Thu, 10 Jan 2019
NH6165 Kiltearn Church and graveyard Fri, 11 Jan 2019 Geograph Thu, 10 Jan 2019
NH6265 By Balconie Point Fri, 11 Jan 2019 Geograph Thu, 10 Jan 2019
NH6265 Saltings near Balconie Point Thu, 10 Jan 2019 Geograph Thu, 10 Jan 2019
NH6265 Cromarty Firth saltings near Balconie Point Thu, 10 Jan 2019 Geograph Thu, 10 Jan 2019
NH6265 Saltings near Balconie Point Thu, 10 Jan 2019 Geograph Thu, 10 Jan 2019
NH6265 Beside the ford over the River Glass Thu, 10 Jan 2019 Geograph Thu, 10 Jan 2019
NH6265 Field edge and tree close to the River Glass Thu, 10 Jan 2019 Geograph personal Thu, 10 Jan 2019
NH6266 Footpath by the field edge posts heading to Balconie Point Thu, 10 Jan 2019 Geograph personal Thu, 10 Jan 2019
NH6165 Track towards Evanton from Balconie Point Thu, 10 Jan 2019 Geograph personal Thu, 10 Jan 2019
NH6166 Track from Evanton to Balconie Point Thu, 10 Jan 2019 Geograph personal Thu, 10 Jan 2019
NH6668 Exploration oil rigs in the Cromarty Firth Wed, 9 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 8 Jan 2019
NH6568 Looking down on a weir on the River Averon Tue, 8 Jan 2019 Geograph personal Tue, 8 Jan 2019
NH6668 Saltings by Dalmore Pier Tue, 8 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 8 Jan 2019
NH6668 Cromarty Firth near Alness Point Tue, 8 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 8 Jan 2019
NH6667 Lookout at the end of Yankee Pier (Dalmore Pier) Tue, 8 Jan 2019 Geograph third personal Tue, 8 Jan 2019
NH6668 Saltings by Dalmore Pier Tue, 8 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 8 Jan 2019
NH6668 Saltings by Dalmore Pier Tue, 8 Jan 2019 Geograph personal Tue, 8 Jan 2019
NH1823 Loch Affric near Affric Lodge Sun, 6 Jan 2019 Geograph tpoint Mon, 4 Jan 1965
discussion indicator SP0483 Visit of HM Queen Elizabeth II to the University of Birmingham Sun, 6 Jan 2019 Extra 1975
discussion indicator HU4741 The waterside of the houses on Twageos Road, Lerwick Wed, 2 Jan 2019 Geograph Jul 1974
discussion indicator HU4741 The Reykjavik registered trawler Harpa in Lerwick harbour Wed, 2 Jan 2019 Geograph Jul 1974
discussion indicator HU4741 The old harbour, Lerwick in 1974 Wed, 2 Jan 2019 Geograph Jul 1974
discussion indicator HU4741 The old harbour, Lerwick Wed, 2 Jan 2019 Geograph Jul 1974
HU5499 Unst Ferry 'Fivla' at Gutcher Ferry Terminal Wed, 2 Jan 2019 Geograph tpoint Jul 1974
SD8691 Beside the top of Hardraw Force Wed, 2 Jan 2019 Geograph Aug 1988
SD8691 The base of Hardraw Force Wed, 2 Jan 2019 Close Look Aug 1988
SD8691 Hardraw Force from the west Wed, 2 Jan 2019 Geograph personal Aug 1988
NH6652 Lichens on a rock of James's Temple (Dun) above Munlochy Wed, 2 Jan 2019 Close Look Wed, 2 Jan 2019
NH4954 River Conon below Easter Moy Wed, 2 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
NH4954 Flood plain of the River Conon near Easter Moy Wed, 2 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
NH5054 Alder beside the River Conon Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
NH4954 Riverside path to Easter Moy beside the River Conon Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
discussion indicator NH5154 Enlarged and extended estate cottage, Brahan Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
NH4854 Road to Easter Moy Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
NH4954 Flood plain of the River Conon Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
NH4854 Refuge for fishermen below Easter Moy Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph personal Tue, 1 Jan 2019
NH4954 River Conon below Easter Moy Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
NH4954 Flood plain of the River Conon Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
NH4954 Brahan Estate land between Moy Rock and the River Conon Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
NH4954 Beside the River Conon on a New Year's Day 2019 walk Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
NH5054 Duckboard stretch of the path beside the River Conon from Brahan to Easter Moy Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
NH5054 The Footbridge on the riverside path from Brahan to Easter Moy Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
discussion indicator NH5154 The avenue to The Dell, Brahan Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Tue, 1 Jan 2019
SD8688 Fields of Low and High Bands from the Pennine Way Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph Aug 1988
SD8688 Mossy Lane from the Pennine Way Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Geograph personal tpoint Aug 1988
SD8689 Barns beside Mossy Lane, near Gayle Tue, 1 Jan 2019 Cross Grid Aug 1988
SD8588 Gaudy House and distant Gayle from the Pennine Way Mon, 31 Dec 2018 Geograph personal tpoint Aug 1988
NH6155 Track into West Knockbain Wood Mon, 31 Dec 2018 Geograph Mon, 31 Dec 2018
NH6055 Beehive Croft and croftland from the cleared edge of West Knockbain Wood Mon, 31 Dec 2018 Geograph Mon, 31 Dec 2018
NH6154 Public road to Wine Wells, Black Isle Mon, 31 Dec 2018 Geograph Mon, 31 Dec 2018
NH6254 Balnaguie Chambered Cairn from the south Mon, 31 Dec 2018 Geograph Mon, 31 Dec 2018
NH6254 Balnaguie Chambered Cairn from the NW Mon, 31 Dec 2018 Geograph Mon, 31 Dec 2018
NH6254 Balnaguie Chambered Cairn from the west Mon, 31 Dec 2018 Geograph Mon, 31 Dec 2018
NH6254 Balnaguie Chambered Cairn from the north Mon, 31 Dec 2018 Geograph Mon, 31 Dec 2018
NH6055 Lichens and pines, Knockbain Wood Sun, 30 Dec 2018 Close Look Sun, 30 Dec 2018
NH5966 Walking the esker ridge of Evanton Community Wood Sat, 29 Dec 2018 Geograph Sat, 29 Dec 2018
NH5966 Perimeter path, Evanton Community Wood Sat, 29 Dec 2018 Geograph Sat, 29 Dec 2018
NH5966 The steep slope of the Evanton Wood "Viewpoint" Sat, 29 Dec 2018 Geograph Sat, 29 Dec 2018
NH6066 Beside the Allt Graad, Evanton Community Wood Sat, 29 Dec 2018 Geograph Sat, 29 Dec 2018
NH6066 Allt Graad beside Evanton Community Wood Sat, 29 Dec 2018 Geograph Sat, 29 Dec 2018
NH6066 Welcome to Evanton Community Wood Sat, 29 Dec 2018 Close Look Sat, 29 Dec 2018
SD8792 Quarry relics above High Shaw on Stags Fell Fri, 28 Dec 2018 Geograph personal tpoint May 1989
NH9158 A walk across the saltmarsh, Culbin Sands Fri, 28 Dec 2018 Geograph Fri, 28 Dec 2018
NH9158 Saltmarsh at Culbin Sands Fri, 28 Dec 2018 Geograph Fri, 28 Dec 2018
NH9259 A boundary in the terrain at Culbin Sands Fri, 28 Dec 2018 Geograph Fri, 28 Dec 2018

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