Category: Scottish walks

Walks on the North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 is probably best known as a driving route having set itself up as a Scottish “Route 66”, it has a loyal following amongst camper van enthusiasts and motorcyclists but it doesn’t receive as much credit for the numerous fantastic walks that can be done as you follow the route round. We

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West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking Part two

Here is the remainder of the blog form the West Highland Way trek with Thistle Trekking…. Day five is often spoken off in hushed and fearful tones, the epic day over Rannoch Moor and into Glencoe, but the reality is that the walking is rarely all that difficult and the landscape more than makes up

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West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking Part one

A couple of weeks ago I finished my second West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking and like the first it was a fantastic experience with a great bunch of people. Here is part one of the blog that I wrote for Thistle about the experience…. My first trek with Thistle Trekking was a West Highland

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West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking part two

Day five is the day that strikes fear into the heart of even the bravest West Highland Way-er, 19 miles from Tyndrum to the mighty maw of Glencoe. After David had worked his magic and negotiated early breakfasts across the board we left behind Tyndrum and once again hit the military roads. It’s a long,

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West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking Part one

Well, we’re not going to lie….this poor blog and the website in general have fallen by the wayside over a very busy Summer, but as the season comes to an end and Ian nurses a dodgy knee, it’s time to try and get things back up to speed. One of the highlights of the season

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West Highland Way part one

The West Highland Way is surely one of the most iconic of the UK’s long distance walking trails and I have been very fortunate in being asked to lead a group on it this Summer with the lovely guys at Thistle Trekking. With this in mind I thought I would enjoy a rareish opportunity to

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Winter walking in the Cairngorms

1-4.2.18 Walking with; Al There can be few finer outdoor experiences available in the UK than Winter walking in the Cairngorms. These imposing Scottish mountains get more than the Lion’s share of British snow and in addition to the Winter walking there are plenty of snow sport enthusiasts as well as Winter climbers to be

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Another catch up

The blog has been somewhat neglected of late, but here is a quick update on what we have been up to during August and since I returned from Peru. September is looking like a busy month so we will do our best to keep the website up to speed. The start of the month saw

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D of E qualifying expedition with SOEC and St Ninian’s

Full album on Facebook 9-10.6.16 Walking with; Team 6 My D of E calendar has been a full one this year, but a welcome last minute call up took me North of the border into the hitherto unvisited Pentland Hills to help out on the qualifying expedition for the pupils of St Ninian’s in Glasgow.

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Winter skills with Cairngorm Adventure Guides

Full album on Facebook 5-7.2.16 Walking with; Ian, Jon, Elly and Gosia Summer walking and winter walking are two very different beasts and whilst the skill set that I had developed stood me in good stead in the Summer I was keen to develop new skills and make myself a more confident four season walker.

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