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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


Should I Stay or Should I Go?

I guess an awful lot of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts are thinking the same thing as me at the moment… should I carry on with the holiday I have planned, or should I put it on the back burner and pick it up later in the year?

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New Year, New Me!

A Litany of Failures! Regular readers will know I had a pretty shocking time last year when it came to long distance paths in particular and walking in general. I



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


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


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

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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

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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

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

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


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


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