Ben Lawers Summit Photo

Munros and Corbetts Climbed to date:
Munros: 107 - Corbetts : 69

Welcome to jmherbert.co.uk. This is my personal web site in which I aim to keep a log comprising a short narrative of the day, a route map and walk statiscis of my days out on the hills. That's me on the left, atop Ben Lawers (1214mtr) on a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon in May 2012.

Hill walking has always been a favourite of mine, and in years gone by, my wife, Muriel, and I have walked to the top of most hills in the Derbyshire Peak District and the Lake District. Scotland, however, was only somewhere we managed to get to infrequently and so my experience and knowledge of Scottish hills was very limited.

However, things are changing. Since retiring in 2010, we have moved back home to Balloch, the gateway to Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park with its 21 Munros and 19 Corbetts, what more of an incentive is there to get my hill walking fitness back to a reasonable level and head for the hills. And, not only within the National Park, just look at a map and see what beautiful and challenging mountains are within a 2 hour drive from Balloch - there's the whole of the National Park, most of Argyll, all of the Glen Etive and Glen Coe and the Lawers Range to name a few.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my web site, and I hope you find something of interest within its contents.


Near-Real-Time Live Tracking

The map below shows the route, in RED, for our next walk, a circuit of Beinn Eich & Doune Hill, on Sunday 17th Dec.
During the walk, satellite tracking will display our actual progess and position reports on the map approximatly every 10 minutes, together with automated OK messaging.
Click on any track point (ORANGE icon) or message symbol (GREEN icon) to see details of time & position.