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Walking the Affric Kintail Way

I walked the Affric Kintail Way over three days in late March, with my most excellent friend Chris (@PilgrimChris on Twitter and www.pilgrimchris.com). I’ve already posted some information on the walk itself and I’ve done a kit list and a review of the kit I used in other posts too,...

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A Change of Plan

Even the best laid plans sometimes fall to outside influences and it seems that my plans to join Chris on his Cape Wrath Trail later this month have done just that. Chris has had to postpone his walk until later in the year, which left me all dressed up with nowhere...

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Affric Kintail Way – Kit Review

I got back from the Affric Kintail Way late on Good Friday night – a bit earlier than expected, but we powered through the last day and we’d finished all of Saturday’s mileage before 5pm Friday. I intend to do a write-up of the walk at some point shortly, but in...

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Affric Kintail Way – Background

My recent posts have been to do with the upcoming Cape Wrath Trail walk that I’ll be doing towards the end of April, but in order to prepare for that walk, I’m also doing a shorter Scottish trail next week, in the run-up to Easter. The Affric Kintail Way is...

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Cape Wrath Trail – Kit

This will be my first extended backpacking trip, so I thought it worthy of a discussion on the kit I will be taking with me. I’m leaving for the Affric Kintail Way (AKW) in just two weeks and I will be using that 3-4 day walk to test some of...

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Cape Wrath Trail – Planning

Although I’m not actually walking the whole of the Cape Wrath Trail, the 100 mile section I am doing will form the backbone of my long distance walking plans for 2016, so it seems only right that I address it with a couple of planning posts. In some ways the...

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A New Found Enthusiasm

I think I may have mentioned elsewhere, that I’m planning on walking the Affric Kintail Way in a few weeks. It’s something I’m looking forward to immensely and the way I felt in the second half of last year, after I dropped out of the Southern Upland Way, I’m both...

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A Good Night’s Sleep

That’s something we all need at the best of times, but never more so than when you’re walking long distances over many days. Apart from the obvious need to feel refreshed in the morning and able to tackle another stretch of the path, there’s an important mental consideration too. Without enough...

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Looking Ahead to 2016

After my change of heart last year on the Southern Upland Way and what has become a distinct lack of interest in walking long distances on my own, I’m looking to change things a bit in 2016. I still want to walk, however, and the call of distant hills still...

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Memory Map: A User’s Guide – Part 7

Updated for Memory Map v6 – December 2015 Working with the Mobile Version You can find the previous part of this guide here: Part 6: Importing and Exporting Data Part 7 of this parallel user guide covers the use of MM on a mobile device. This is one of the...