Feral Words

Blog posts/essays & photos by William A. Young, linking travel, hiking, mythology, and some associated odds-and-ends

Tag Archives: Outdoors

Getting High – 5 of the 10 Tallest Mountains in Scotland

This is mainly a photo piece, covering a long weekend I spent with my brother, John Young (photographer & soldier of limited fortune), climbing the Cairngorm Mountains. We made it … Continue reading

March 27, 2016 · 13 Comments

Winter in the West

I try to get in one big winter trip, every year, just to remember what a proper frost feels like. It’s not long now until I’m off on the next … Continue reading

February 21, 2016 · 12 Comments

‘Merlin’s Valley’ on the Upper Tweed : Field-guide

In the course of my journeys around Britain and Ireland I’ve had the good fortune to come across some wonderful places that aren’t hugely well-known. I thought I’d start posting … Continue reading

January 4, 2016 · 25 Comments

The Isles of Life & Death

‘Under the earth I go, On the oak leaf I stand, I ride on the filly that was never foaled, And I carry the dead in my hand.’   These … Continue reading

December 28, 2015 · 13 Comments

God is an Artist- the Canyon Country of Northeast Iceland

There is in the northeast of Iceland a canyon, that cuts through a landscape of vari-coloured hills and enormous, surreal rock formations. It contains walls of basalt columns, a desert … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

Ice & Stone – Crossing the Lyngen Alps

The mountain range known as the Lyngen Alps sits upon a peninsula in the shape of a spear-head, stabbing out from the north coast of Lapland into the cold sea beyond. … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Way, and the Waymarks – A Journey in Arctic Scandinavia

“We are not permitted to choose the frame of our destiny. But what we put into it is ours. He who wills adventure will experience it- according to the measure … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · 6 Comments

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