Summer ‘Where Was I?’ competition

‘From an iconic A-road often known by name rather than number, we ascended a ridge via the site of a historic battle fought on 10 June. This famous and popular ridge has family ties – minus two brothers. The rocky summit is one of the ridge’s lesser peaks. Its name recalls some of the troops in the aforementioned battle, while the prominent peak in the distance is perhaps named after its many springs.’ Challenge set by John Turner

The senders of the first correct ‘Where Was I?’ entry drawn at random after the closing date will win an overnight stay at Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa, a delightful Gloucestershire manor offering lovely views of the Cotswold Hills. Two winners will enjoy a B&B break for two, including three-course dinner with bottle of wine, full use of spa facilities and 20% off pre-booked treatments. All readers can also save 30% at Wyck Hill, paying £75 per person per night for a B&B break with dinner, plus 20% off treatments. Call 01451 831936, quoting ‘walk’. Hotel details:

This competition has now closed. Winners will be announced here shortly.

The answer was: grid reference NG991150 - 'The A87 has the name "The Road to the Isles". The Battle of Glen Shiel took place on 10 June 1719. It was between a combined force of Jacobites supported by Spanish troops against the English. The ascended ridge was The Five Sisters of Kintail (legend says there used to be two brothers). The imaged summit cairn is one of the ridges lesser peaks Sgurr nan Spainteach (Peak of the Spanish). The prominent peak in the distance is Sgurr Fhurain who's Gaelic name suggests either Peak of the Wells or Springs, or Peak of the disciple of Columba.

Terms & conditions 

Competition closes on 17 August 2017. Entry is open to residents of the UK except employees (and their families) of The Ramblers, its partners and agents, the suppliers of the prizes and any other companies associated with the competitions. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition. Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed or corrupted, or due to computer error in transit. The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The promoters reserve the right to amend or alter the terms of competitions and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition. In the event of a prize being unavailable, the promoter reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value. The winner(s) agree(s) to the use of their name, photograph and disclosure of county of residence and will co-operate with any other reasonable requests by The Ramblers relating to any post-winning publicity. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner(s). If the winner(s) cannot be contacted, or are unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random, or in the event that the promotion is being judged the Promoter reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner(s)-up selected by the same judges. Failure to respond and/or provide an address for delivery, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize. Competitions may be modified or withdrawn at any time. The Promoter is The Ramblers, 2nd Floor Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW.