Category: Long Distance Paths

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Southern Upland Way 2015 – Transport

“It really shouldn’t be this difficult!” A phrase I kept repeating while trying to book rail tickets for my Southern Upland Way walk in May. Public transport needs to be much easier to access, or we’re all going to continue taking the default, simple, convenient and probably more comfortable option...

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Southern Upland Way 2015 – Planning

I’d walked about a mile or so out of Beattock, heading for the Ettrick Hills and as I reached an old cattle feeder standing rusting beside the track, I knew I wouldn’t finish the Southern Upland Way. I paused for a few minutes and wrestled with my conscience; I didn’t...

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Southern Upland Way 2015

I spent last weekend planning my long distance path for 2015! It was significantly easier than the planning I’ve had to in recent years, simply because I’m returning to the Southern Upland Way. It and I have unfinished business and I’ve been itching to get back there and finish it off....

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Merry Christmas!!

Many thanks to all the readers and followers of this humble blog. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2014 hasn’t been a great year for me, so I’m hoping 2015 will make up for it.

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C2C Guide Book Review

A new Coast to Coast guide book has recently been released. As one of the world’s most popular long distance walks, this route isn’t short of guide books, so I was a little concerned that this may be just another ‘me too’ book. My concern was somewhat ameliorated by the...

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Coast to Coast 2011 – Reloaded

Another long distance path has received the new look and feel update – this time it’s the Coast to Coast walk I did in 2011. This is my backwards C2C, going from East to West and is unashamedly quite photo-heavy. You can see the whole journal here: Coast to Coast...

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Cotswold Way

I walked the Cotswold Way in 2012, in sections, with a friend I used to work with. I’ve finally got round to putting the walk reports together into a series, showing our progress along the path. It’s not a true walking journal as I would normally create for one of...

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Ridgeway National Trail

I walked the Ridgeway back in 2010, in sections, with a good friend from work. This isn’t a walking journal as my previous long distance paths have been, but it’s a collection of the day walk reports that I created for each leg. As such it has some information about...

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Skye Trail – reloaded

I’m still injured, so I’m still filling my weekends by revamping my long distance walk journals with new photos and new layouts, which should hopefully enhance the reading experience. The Skye Trail from 2012 is the latest one to have magic wand waved over it and you can read about...

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West Highland Way – reloaded

The West Highland Way and Great Glen Way journals are the latest walk reports to receive the new look and update. These walks were done back to back in 2008, taking me from Glasgow to Inverness, via the summit of Ben Nevis. You can read them as I walked them,...