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Mount Toubkal – Day 1 – More Berber Whisky Please

Mount Toubkal – Day 1 – More Berber Whisky Please

Emerging from a deep & lengthy morning meditation, opening my ears and eyes to be reaquainted w Route map for Toubkal – Day 1 by Azim Nobeebaccus on plotaroute.com Mount Toubkal – Day 1 Area: High Atlas Starting point: Tamerant, Imlil Date of walk: 27th April 2019 Walkers: Me & Saeed (local guide) Distance: 8.1 miles Difficulty: Moderate – Hard Terrain: Rocky, Icy in places, Hard under foot Weather: Sun, light rain, hail & snow Emerging from deep & lengthy morning meditation, opening my ears…

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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 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 25 – Fort William to Laggan

Day 25 – Fort William to Laggan

Always hard to get up after a day of rest but we manage roll out of our tents, whack on the gas burner & gobble down a healthy portion of porridge. We depart the campsite passing the grand nevis on the right. In Fort William we start the great glen way towards Inverness.. Eventually we gain some heights passing through the beautiful forested shores of Loch Lochy As we continue along this Loch and back on the Caledonian canal after…

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Day 20 – Sallochy to Inverarnan

Day 20 – Sallochy to Inverarnan

The birds tweet as I write this evening, gazing into the remote highlands. Skys have turned blue from a day of threating rain, and most importantly midgies are no where to be seen. A deep breath in and long sigh out… life is good. Like anything, walking is an art, a vast amount of people we bump into on the West Highland Way seem to be in some sort of state if shock. If only they walked the purgatorious Pennine…

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Day 19 – Drymen to Sallochy

Day 19 – Drymen to Sallochy

A wholesome interesting relatively short day. Weather is dreary and we are stuck in the clouds by the time we reach conic hill but Loch Lomond is seen for the first time through the mist. The clouds start to lift as the sun rises and the route is packed full of walkers. Conic Hill looks higher than it actually is & we scale around the side before the descent into busy Balmaha. Coach loads are here spending money in the…

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Day 18 – Croy Hill to Drymen

Day 18 – Croy Hill to Drymen

Limits. What are they? What’s there purpose ? Barriers of the mind… Todays a turning point & from today we leave behind canal walking for the West Highland Way. We walk the canal for several miles where it turns in a disused railway line. Walking through several picturesque villages & admiring the change scenery. The Campsie Fells domi ates the north. We eventually hit the West Highland Way.. The West Highland way takes us into the lovely town of Drymen….

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Day 17 – Linlithgow to Croy hill

Day 17 – Linlithgow to Croy hill

Now following yesterdays blinding canal walk, we ramp up for the same again. But soon start to realise, theres only so much straight line walking with no gradients one can take. Especially as underfoot is mainly concrete. However we are overwhelmed by the musky aroma of fresh Yarrow growing along these canal banks… We are mildly impressed by the Falkirk wheel (featured pic), and before reaching we take a quick walk into Falkirk for some quick supplies which takes longer…

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Day 16 – Edinburgh to Linlithgow

Day 16 – Edinburgh to Linlithgow

Tranquillity…. Is a word I don’t use much. These days I barely read so my vocab isn’t to vast, but after today tranquillity is certainly a word I will be welcoming back into my life. The walk today left Edinburgh Haymarket around 9am after a sharp cup of tea. We took the opportunity to walk around the city early morning to see it without the hustle and bustle. This old city shines in the light rain on this quiet Sunday morning….

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