Tag: Scottish walks

Ben Lomond via the Ptarmigan Route

After completing the West Highland Way with Thistle Trekking I had decided to stay on in Scotland and do some route testing for the “walk away” weekends we are going to start offering in 2020. I have done a shamefully small amount of walking in the Scottish Hills and my Munro collection is pitiful to

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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 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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