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Suilven

The weather was forecast to be perfect today – clear skies, warm, no wind, but just enough breeze to keep the midge at bay! And so it turned out as

Walks

Sandwood Bay

I had an excellent weekend away with my brother and a friend. We spent three excellent nights in the wonderful Inchnadamph Hotel, with the main target being an ascent of

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Fort William to Bealach a’ Chaorainn

This should be a Cape Wrath Trail report, broken into 7 or 8 different days, but if you’ve read my previous post you’ll understand why it’s not. For those that

Long Distance Paths

Heading North

I’ll be heading north about 6am tomorrow morning, so just enough time to write a very short post about plans and stuff. My pack is bulging with 5 day’s food

Long Distance Paths

Cape Wrath Trail Planning #2

This is the second of three posts related to the planning process for my Cape Wrath Trail walk, in May 2019. This post is going to look at kit, not

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Cape Wrath Trail Planning #1

As I write this there are only 8 weeks until I begin my Cape Wrath Trail walk; one of the toughest long distance paths in the UK. It runs for

Westmorland Way, beside Ullswater
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Looking ahead into 2019

I wrote a similar post to this one, in March last year, setting out my plans for the coming year (see here) and I didn’t do too badly in the

Pitched beside Sand Tarn - a truly lovely spot in the Yorkshire Dales
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Wildcamps of 2016

I’ve not posted anything for the last 6 months or so, if I’m honest, I’ve not really had much to talk about and what I have done I’ve not felt

Camping

Walking the Affric Kintail Way

I walked the Affric Kintail Way over three days in late March, with my most excellent friend Chris (@PilgrimChris on Twitter and www.pilgrimchris.com). I’ve already posted some information on the

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A Change of Plan

Even the best laid plans sometimes fall to outside influences and it seems that my plans to join Chris on his Cape Wrath Trail later this month have done just

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Affric Kintail Way – Kit Review

I got back from the Affric Kintail Way late on Good Friday night – a bit earlier than expected, but we powered through the last day and we’d finished all of

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Affric Kintail Way – Background

My recent posts have been to do with the upcoming Cape Wrath Trail walk that I’ll be doing towards the end of April, but in order to prepare for that

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Cape Wrath Trail – Kit

This will be my first extended backpacking trip, so I thought it worthy of a discussion on the kit I will be taking with me. I’m leaving for the Affric

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Cape Wrath Trail – Planning

Although I’m not actually walking the whole of the Cape Wrath Trail, the 100 mile section I am doing will form the backbone of my long distance walking plans for

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A New Found Enthusiasm

I think I may have mentioned elsewhere, that I’m planning on walking the Affric Kintail Way in a few weeks. It’s something I’m looking forward to immensely and the way

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Looking Ahead to 2016

After my change of heart last year on the Southern Upland Way and what has become a distinct lack of interest in walking long distances on my own, I’m looking

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Southern Upland Way 2015 – Exit

I left the Southern Upland Way last night, at Sanquhar, at the end of Day 6. I posted this tweet from the train station. In some ways it was a

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Southern Upland Way 2015 – Day 6

8th May 2015 – Stroanpatrick to Sanquhar: 18.7 mls I didn’t really expect a third day of good weather, so it was a bonus that I walked in sunshine for