Snowdon – Crib Goch & Pyg Path

Snowdon – Crib Goch & Pyg Path

Crib Goch – Mount Snowdon Area: Snowdonia – Mount Snowdon Starting point: Pen Y Pass Date of walk: 25th March 2017 Walkers: Me Distance: 8.36m Difficulty: Hard Terrain: Rocky Weather: Sun, blue skies, clear Crib Goch, A walk? (or ‘scramble’ should I say) the only part of this walk is on the Pyg path on the way down! has been one to certainly write home about. It’s been a hazy week, some niggling thoughts of worldly nature have taken a…

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Lathkill Dales from Monyash

Lathkill Dales from Monyash

Area: Derbyshire – Peak District (White peak) Starting point: Monyash Date of walk: 2nd August 2016 Walkers: Me & Merlin Distance: 11.20 miles Difficulty: Easy – Moderate Terrain: Woodland, Wateralls, Streams, Moorland Weather: Sun, blue skies, cloudy I can’t take credit for this walk as I borrowed it from the walking English man website, however slightly varied. A day walking through the white peak, with the sun out has never been anything less than pleasant. This walk in particular is varied, walking through the 2 picturesque…

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Day 34 – Wick to John O Groats

Day 34 – Wick to John O Groats

The final day, it sounds weird saying that after being on the road for a month. When an adventure ends, a new one begins & I’m sure there will be plenty more adventures of varying kinds coming my way for the remainder of the year. I sit here at home while I write this appreciating the homely comforts which aren’t available’on the road. But I also sit here, quite simply with less desire to actually do anything. The amount of…

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Day 33 – Dunbeath to Wick

Day 33 – Dunbeath to Wick

Synchronicity, signs & symbols always present themselves. I awake from a night full of dreams, dreams of tigers. We are kindly invited to sit for breakfast by the campsite owners where we are served a hearty breakfast. To the left of me where we are seated are 2 paintings of tigers which automatically brings me back into my dream state, not hard in these early hours of the morning. Breakfast is finished and we are once again back on the…

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Day 32 – Brora to Dunbeath (Berriedale)

Day 32 – Brora to Dunbeath (Berriedale)

Day 32 – Smellydale Berriedale We awaken by the sound of a train passing us by, 30 cows around our tents and the busy trunk road heard. Not quite the scenic Wild camping Scotland we’d encountered along the way. However, there isn’t much choice on these last few days & in hindsight looking back, next time I’ll probably try heading up to Cape Wrath which goes through Scotlands Western Flank through the last wilderness with very little civilization for many days….

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Day 31 – Skelbo Wood to Brora

Day 31 – Skelbo Wood to Brora

What a day, at times today for some moments It seemed like I was in Barbados. This North East flank of Scotland is beautiful & full of pleasant suprises. Road walking continues, and it is never easy, however today we walk the road for some 6 miles to the town or village called Golpsie. It is here, the usual pot of tea is enjoyed outside a cafe in the smeltering sun, than we sit for lunch by the ‘award winning’…

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Day 30 – Alness to Skelbo Wood

Day 30 – Alness to Skelbo Wood

there’s alot to be said for wild camping, but ill start by saying if you’re not near water, and the day isnt relatively warm, having a wash can be difficult. However, streams & rivers are often crossed, and when you haven’t washed in days, the cool water is such a gift. This morning the sun is shining and we awake to start a small fire. Why you may ask… midgies, smoke seems to keep them at bay. So the usual…

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Day 29 – Inverness to Alness

Day 29 – Inverness to Alness

Today we enter into the last leg of the walk. The last 100 miles or so & it is supposed to be the least scenic part with the majority on roads. For those reasons I anticipate this last leg the most difficult. However, today was lengthy, rainy but not so bad at all. As you can imagine, the walk out of Inverness on this Saturday morning was busy, especially on the A9. We first cross Beuly firth coming out of…

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Day 27 – Inver Coille to Drumnadrochit

Day 27 – Inver Coille to Drumnadrochit

Today, I really begin to get acquainted with the Great Glen way & much prefer it to the West Highland way for many reasons. As I write this evening on a hill, slowly watching the sun depart for the day I feel gratitude for where I am right now & for all the experiences which have let me to this sweet place. Distance wise, today is short, but the peak of the trail is reached with views over over the…

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