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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,


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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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