Tagged: skye

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Last minute worries!

I’m off to Skye tomorrow night and wouldn’t you know it, a last minute problem threw a spanner into the works! I’ve been hyper-cautious for the past two or three weeks in the car – I’ve been driving like an old lady if the true be told and I think...

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Skye Trail – Planning Blog

My Skye Trail journal is now on the website – it covers planning and route selection at this time only, as I don’t set out for another 18 days or so. There are so few Skye Trail journals on the web though that I thought it worth publishing now, in...

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Skye Trail 2012–Planning #3

There is now less than five weeks until I leave for Skye to walk the Skye Trail. Or rather, one of the Skye Trails. For a while it has bothered me that there are two different trails on the island, with slightly different northern points and hugely different southern sections....

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Skye Trail 2012–Planning #2

This weekend will see my countdown calendar to Skye reading 8 weeks. I’ve been training like mad and although I missed one weekend walk this month, I’ve still managed 101 miles – only 5 less than January, with fewer walks. So the average mileage is increasing slightly and the speed...

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Review: Skye Walking Books

As mentioned in an earlier post, I’ve recently purchased a couple of books with walks on the Isle of Skye. I’m hoping to do some hill bagging in the second week of my stay on the island and I needed a book that would help me identify the best routes...

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Skye Trail 2012–Planning #1

January has come and gone and I’m now about 12 weeks away from starting the Skye Trail. I’ve been really busy this last month though – losing weight and getting fitter, in preparation for what is likely to be quite a tough week walking the length of Skye. As followers...

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Choosing 2012’s Long Distance Path

Well it’s now planned, booked and partly paid for, all I need to do is lose some weight and get properly hill fit again. This year I’ve decided to try and do two long paths – one in the far north and one in the far south. This post covers...