Tagged: scotland

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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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Couple of Skye Photos

Just wanted to upload a couple of photos I took while on Skye, not great quality as they were taken with my phone.   This is the croft we were staying in.   A photo from Rubha Hunish looking out towards Isle of Lewis. Posted using the WordPress app on...

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A Photo Challenge

I’m off to Skye in a couple of weeks. A long awaited return to one of my most favourite places anywhere in the UK. My brother and I have rented a small croft on the northern end of the island, on the Trotternish peninsular. We have no plans other than...

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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,...

Wonderful stone arch on Benbreak 0

Southern Upland Way – reloaded

I’ve revamped my Southern Upland Way journal from 2013. It now has more photos from the walk and I’ve brought together all the planning posts and walking posts into one place. The journal only covers the first eight days as I was forced to bail because of injury, but I’m thinking...

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Southern Upland Way – Day 9

6th May 2013 – Beattock to St. Mary’s Loch: 21.3 miles, 3,310 feet “Happy is the man who has acquired the love of walking for its own sake”  W.J. Holland – American Zoologist and Paleontologist (1848 – 1932) I’ve had to abandon the walk today. I tried to walk on...

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Southern Upland Way – Day 8

5th May 2013 – Wanlockhead to Beattock: 20.0 miles, 3,578 feet “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing”  Aldous Huxley – English Author (1894 – 1963) Only a brief update for today, sorry. Today was my least favourite of the whole walk, certainly after...

Interesting fence ornament on the way up Coupland Knowe 4

Southern Upland Way – Day 7

4th May 2013 – Sanquhar to Wanlockhead: 8.2 miles, 1,973 feet “All walking is discovery. On foot we take time to see things whole”  Hal Borland – American Author & Journalist (1900 – 1978) Although day seven was the shortest one of the lot, it’s had some of the best...