My name is Leslie Gilmour. I’m from Glasgow, Scotland – but I now live between Dublin, Glasgow and Prague. I love camping, long-distance hiking, short weekend hikes and long walks like the 780km Camino de Santiago across Northern Spain, and I hate writing bios.
This website is one of my hobby sites on travel and hiking, it is my evening and weekend pleasure when not out hiking or cycling.
How It All Started
It’s my grandfather’s fault! I first went camping at Brighhouse Bay with my grandparents when I was four years old and returned to the same camping place for the next eleven years. (As a 15-year old I became too cool to camp…) I had no idea what we did was called wild camping, but we’d camp on the grass overlooking the beach. There were no facilities, and as a kid, I had a load of fun.
Every summer, those two weeks were an escape from the city and a chance to run around the hills and swim in the sea – even though it was bloody freezing. I have many great memories of building dams on small streams, massive sandcastles when the sea went out, and calm, beautiful evenings around the campfire. It was kind of idyllic.
I didn’t start camping and hiking again until I was in my mid-twenties. (I’d changed what I thought was cool) Since then, I have walked hundreds of day hikes and many long-distance hikes, like a month on the Camino de Santiago (twice), the West Highland Way, and maybe the best has been hiking in the Rockies for 3 weeks.
Today I live in the city and like it – but every weekend is a chance to get out and enjoy the rhyme of hiking and spending time with my family or friends.
To contact me email leslie the usual at outdoorscott.com or fill in the form below.