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Speyside Way – Day 6

19th May 2022: Boat of Garten to Kincraig – 13 miles It seems I jumped to premature (and incorrect) conclusions last night, and in my grump I bundled Fraoch Lodge

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Speyside Way – Day 5

18th May 2022: Grantown to Boat of Garten – 11 miles The Ben Mhor Hotel is cheap. It’s £42.50 for a single en-suite room, so almost half the price of

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Speyside Way – Day 4

17th May 2022: Cragganmore to Grantown – 15 miles Day 4 on a long distance walk is when stuff begins to hurt. I’ve done plenty of two day walks this

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Speyside Way – Day 3

16th May 2022: Dufftown to Cragganmore – 15 miles I imagine today’s walk report is going to be quite short. Despite the route only being a couple of miles short

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Speyside Way – Day 2

15th May 2022: Fochabers to Dufftown – 17.5 miles I have the full set, all nine of them: 10, 11, 12, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. I remember

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Speyside Way – Day 1

14th May 2022: Buckie to Fochabers – 11 miles Oh my goodness, I’m in post-walk heaven! I’ve had one of the best showers I’ve ever experienced outside my own home,

Gear

Memory Map for All

Regular readers will know I have something of a love-hate relationship with Memory Map software. I absolutely love the Windows desktop app, it probably gets used most days and it’s

Campervan

Looking Behind (and Ahead)

Looking Behind This time last year we were just coming out of what was hopefully the final lockdown in England – I was also just coming out the back of

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A Dales ‘Adventure’

If you’d have asked me last week if it was possible to have a proper ‘adventure’ in somewhere like the Yorkshire Dales I’d have probably laughed in your face. According

Campervan

I’ve Bought a Campervan!

I’ve been toying with the idea of buying myself a campervan for about 3 or 4 years, but never had the funds to buy or build something that I thought

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 5

16th June 2021: Selkirk to Hawick – 14 miles I escaped in to the murk and mizzle at exactly 7am – unlike the plucky soldiers and airmen who escaped from

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 4

15th June 2021: Innerleithen to Selkirk – 14 miles Day 4 has just snatched the ‘best day of the walk’ title from day 2! Glorious paths, only 1/2 a mile

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 3

14th June 2021: Peebles to Innerleithen – 11 miles I found the bed a bit lumpy last night and the pillows were hard enough that I have a sore ear

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 2

13th June 2021: West Linton to Peebles – 14 miles Well that was one helluva good day’s walking! It’s the best day’s walking I can remember for a long time.

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Cross Borders Drove Road – Day 1

12th June 2021: Little Vantage to West Linton – 10 miles I’ve been trying to walk this path for 2 years – in 2019 I had to cancel all my

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Cross-Dales Trail 1 – Day 4

24th May 2021: Reeth to Richmond – 12 miles Well that was another interesting day, something of a roller-coaster (geographically rather than emotionally thankfully today). At the start of this

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Cross-Dales Trail 1 – Day 3

23rd May 2021: West Burton to Reeth – 14 miles Well that was an interesting day, something of a roller-coaster (emotionally rather than geographically).   I had an excellent meal in

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Cross-Dales Trail 1 – Day 2

22nd May 2021: Kettlewell to West Burton – 12 miles My delayed start to this walk seems to have paid dividends, as I only had a couple of stomach cramps