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:
- Not much more than 30 miles in total
- A limit of about 1000m height gain per day
- No requirement for restocking, we will carry all our food
- A lakeside pitch on one night would be great
Any ideas, please let us know.