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· My latest blog entry: Scotways Hill Track 315, Dingwall to Strathpeffer and Garve (3 days ago)

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: 07:03
  • 200 First Geograph points
  • 250 Second Visitor points, 206 Third Visitor points, 181 Fourth Visitor points
  • 1577 Personal points (grid squares geographed)
  • 578 TPoints (Time-gap points About)
  • 5021 Photographs
    • 4329 Geographs and 692 others
    • 1715 grid squares, giving a depth score of 2.93
    • in 272 different hectads and 30 myriads, taken on 960 different days
  • 35 items of Collections submitted
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NH6853 Perimeter track of Wood Hill Sun, 17 Jun 2018 Geograph Sun, 17 Jun 2018
NH6953 Beside the bog forest on Wood Hill Sun, 17 Jun 2018 Geograph Sun, 17 Jun 2018
NH6953 Cairn on Ormond Hill Sun, 17 Jun 2018 Geograph Sun, 17 Jun 2018
NH6852 Seat in clearing above Munlochy Bay Sun, 17 Jun 2018 Geograph Sun, 17 Jun 2018
NH5051 Clash Wood Fri, 15 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 14 Jun 2018
NH5051 Path through Clash Wood Fri, 15 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 14 Jun 2018
NH4951 Outlook from Clash Wood towards Beinn Wyvis Fri, 15 Jun 2018 Geograph personal Thu, 14 Jun 2018
NH5051 Footpath in Clash Wood Fri, 15 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 14 Jun 2018
NH5051 Exit from Clash Wood Fri, 15 Jun 2018 Geograph personal Thu, 14 Jun 2018
NH5151 Footpath in Clash Wood Fri, 15 Jun 2018 Geograph personal Thu, 14 Jun 2018
NH4061 Matheson Road, Garve Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph personal Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4061 Farm and Lodge Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Close Look Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH5358 Art where least expected: farm buildings at Knockbain Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Close Look Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH5258 Beinn Wyvis view from the Knockbain ridge Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH5158 Track from Knock Farril to Knockbain Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH5158 Tree on the Knock Farril ridge Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH5058 A venerable Scots Pine below Knock Farril Hillfort Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH5058 East along the side of the Knock Farril ridge Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH5058 West from the Knock Farril ridge Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH5058 View towards the fort of Knock Farril Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4958 Track to Knockfarrel Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4957 Stones of the Touchstone Maze Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4857 New growth after clear felling Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4757 Kinellan Farm Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4657 Dried out bog area above Loch Kinellan Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4557 Track in the Contin Forest Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4558 Path by the shore of Loch na Crann Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4558 Water lilies on Loch na Crann Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4558 Loch na Crann Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4458 View over the Black Water valley Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4359 Wall bounding the fields at Rogie Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4259 Railway bridge by Loch Garve Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4160 The descent to the ford on the track by Loch Garve Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4160 Track and tree by Loch Garve Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4060 Plantation forest in Strath Garve Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4060 Narrow belt of woodland by the track beside Loch Garve Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph fourth personal Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4061 Gate to the grounds of Strathgarve Lodge Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Close Look Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH3961 Road across Strath Garve Thu, 14 Jun 2018 Geograph Tue, 12 Jun 2018
NH4957 Stones of the Touchstone Maze Sun, 3 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 31 May 2018
NH4957 Stones of the Touchstone Maze Sun, 3 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 31 May 2018
NH4957 Stones of the Touchstone Maze Sun, 3 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 31 May 2018
NH4063 Picnic table at a Silverbridge viewpoint Sat, 2 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 31 May 2018
NH4063 Path on the east bank of the Black Water near Silverbridge Sat, 2 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 31 May 2018
NH3963 Falls on the Black Water between Little Garve and Silverbridge Sat, 2 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 31 May 2018
NH3963 Black Water above Little Garve Sat, 2 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 31 May 2018
NH3962 The Black Water from Major Caulfeild's Bridge, Little Garve Sat, 2 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 31 May 2018
NH4063 Path beside the Black Water below Silverbridge Sat, 2 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 31 May 2018
NH4063 Falls on the Black Water near Silverbridge Sat, 2 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 31 May 2018
NH4063 Path beside the Black Water near Silverbridge Sat, 2 Jun 2018 Geograph Thu, 31 May 2018
NG9965 On the Woodland Trail, Beinn Eighe Reserve Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph personal Sun, 27 May 2018
NH0065 Exposed roots of Scots Pine, Loch Maree Tue, 29 May 2018 Close Look Sun, 27 May 2018
NH0064 Beside the Woodland Trail, Beinn Eighe Reserve Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9964 On the combined Mountain and Woodland Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9964 Descending to Loch Maree on the Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9964 Lone Scots Pine Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9964 Generations of trees above Allt na h'Airighe Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9864 Mountain Trail of the Beinn Eighe Reserve Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9964 Fault Cairn on the Beinn Eighe Reserve Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Cross Grid Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9864 Approaching a cairn and perched boulder by the Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph personal tpoint Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9863 Lunar Loch Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9863 Lunar Loch on the Beinn Eighe Reserve Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9863 Unnamed lochan beside the Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph fourth personal tpoint Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9963 Loch Allt an Daraich from the Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9963 Loch Allt an Daraich from the summit of Leathad Buidhe Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9963 Conservation Cairn and summit of Leathad Buidhe Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9963 On the Beinn Eighe Reserve Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9963 East end of Loch Maree from the Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9963 Way marker cairns on the Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph personal tpoint Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9964 Steep rock section of the Beinn Eighe Reserve Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NG9964 Cairns for marking the Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph personal tpoint Sun, 27 May 2018
NH0064 Mountain Trail Cairn Tue, 29 May 2018 Close Look Sun, 27 May 2018
NH0064 Above the pines above Loch Maree Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NH0064 Scots Pine beside the Beinn Eighe Reserve Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph Sun, 27 May 2018
NH0064 At the start of the Beinn Eighe Reserve Mountain Trail Tue, 29 May 2018 Geograph personal Sun, 27 May 2018
NH2023 Beside the River Affric car park Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1823 Shore of Loch Affric Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1823 Behind the locked gates to Affric Lodge Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1723 Two trees - different ages Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1623 Walking the track on the north slope of Loch Affric Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1723 Beside the ford that has been recently bridge Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1622 Woodland in Glen Affric Mon, 28 May 2018 Cross Grid Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1622 Track above northern shore of Loch Affric Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1522 Loch Affric from the track along the north of the glen Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1422 Trees by Allt Coire Leachavie Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1422 Scots Pine from a previous generation Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1322 Close to the ford across the Allt Coulavie Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1321 Looking west along the path above Loch Coulavie Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
discussion indicator NH1220 Approaching the track junction west of Loch Affric Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1221 Approaching Loch Coulavie Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1320 Athnamulloch and the footbridge over the Affric Mon, 28 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1420 Descending to Athnamulloch on the Affric Kintail Way Sun, 27 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1421 Jetty and bothy at the head of Loch Affric Sun, 27 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1421 New fishing bothy by Loch Affric Sun, 27 May 2018 Cross Grid Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1521 Beside the Affric Kintail Way Sun, 27 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1621 Scots Pine beside the Affric Kintail Way Sun, 27 May 2018 Geograph Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1621 Natural woodland above Loch Affric Sun, 27 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1722 Sgrr na Lapaich above the trees Sun, 27 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1721 Loch Affric from the Affric Kintail Way Sun, 27 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
NH1923 Road to Affric Lodge by Loch Affric Sat, 26 May 2018 Geograph personal Fri, 25 May 2018
discussion indicator NH1822 Construction of run-of-water generating facility in Glen Affric Sat, 26 May 2018 Cross Grid Fri, 25 May 2018

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