Help needed!

Tex Gore and I have a three day backpacking weekend coming up in September and we need some help selecting a route. Normally we head to the Lakes – a familiar place for us both – and we feel right at home here. This may well end up being where we walk this time too, but I though perhaps we should expand out horizons a little bit, and as we have three days to play with, perhaps we could visit Scotland and explore the Highlands a bit.

So I’m looking for suggestions for three day, circular walks (or walks with sufficient transport to get us back to the start) in Scotland – not too far north as we don’t want to spend two of our three days in the car – we live in Cheshire, so I guess the Grampians would be our limit – thats about 5 hours in the car.

The criteria are as follows:

  1. Not much more than 30 miles in total
  2. A limit of about 1000m height gain per day
  3. No requirement for restocking, we will carry all our food
  4. A lakeside pitch on one night would be great

Any ideas, please let us know.


Long distance walker, trig-pointer, peak-bagger, guide book author & fair-weather cyclist, with a love of Skye, the Pennine Way, malt whisky, & Man City.

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2 Responses

  1. lonewalker says:

    Thanks Pete, but not sure I’m quite ready to return to Wales yet 🙂
    I still have some emotional scars from the Offa’s Dyke experience.

  2. Rambling Pete says:

    Welsh borders somewhere? Not your favourite but close and plenty of up and down, and within reach of many locals!

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