Off round Inishowen

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Good chat today with Kieran at Buncrana Tourist Information – he suggested a good scenic finish to our walk, via the Gap of Mamore and Clonmany. It’s a few extra kilometres but promises to be well worth it! 

Walking the Inishowen Peninsula

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Really loving the final stage of our hike through Ireland,  along the Inishowen Peninsula on our way to Malin Head. At the suggestion of Kieran at Tourist Information in Bulcrana, we took a detour via the Gap of Mamore, a famously steep mountain pass. The views were great, of the … Read More

Malin Head – End of Ireland

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We’ve done it! The first of our two end to end walks, from the most southwesterly point in Ireland at Mizen Head, to Malin Head, the most northerly point. After a long day on Tuesday, covering about 37 km in hot sunshine, we had just 4km to go to finish … Read More

A big thank you to John and Sue

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A massive thank you to John and Sue Shiels for a lovely day out yesterday, touring round Inishowen, and also for bringing us our maps of Scotland. Today’s task – plan our food resupplies in Scotland.Thanks also to my colleague at Lyon Equipment Tom Shiels for offering his parents’ services … Read More

Phew (we think)

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Apologies for the lack of blog posts – it’s been a stressful 2 weeks! But I’m happy (and hugely relieved) to tell you that we now have tenants to look after our house and cats while we’re gone. David and Shaleen from Co Armagh – we hope you enjoy your … Read More


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You can’t beat a good last minute panic before starting a hike – before the Pacific Crest Trail it was my back problems and Neil’s foot problems that had us worried. This time – no tenants to look after the house and cats. And only two weeks to go!  We’re … Read More

Training on tarmac

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We’re expecting Ireland to be hard – miles of walking on tarmac, cold wind, heavy rain, getting wet and muddy – so today was perfect training for it. Except we have a nice warm house to come back to instead of a cold tent. Can’t pretend we won’t miss it!

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