Into the wild

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After a lovely rest at Sandrock Hostel at Malin Head, and a busy 24 hours in Glasgow, we’re about to catch the train to Wick in the far north of Scotland. One final bus journey tomorrow morning then we start walking south from John o’Groats. It will be a full … Read More

We’re on our way!

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Set off from John O’Groats on Friday morning, weather cold, grey and showery, scenery spectacular, route finding and terrain both tough going. About 40 miles covered, hoping to make the Crask Inn on Monday night – a more detailed post will follow.     Stacks of Duncansby    

Crask Inn

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We made it! 84 miles in 4 days, and the Crask Inn was well worth the effort. Cold beer and good home cooking, and good company.It’s been hard work to get here – awkward navigation, lots of bog-hopping, endless estate tracks, but the scenery and the weather have just got … Read More

Quick march

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A bit late in the day, maybe, but last night we worked out how many miles it is along our route, the Scottish National Trail, to the English border. The answer: 580 miles. A bit longer than expected! We need to allow for a rest day or two between here … Read More

A bit of a break…

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We have just reached Fort Augustus in the Great Glen, 13 days and 259 miles into our end to end walk of Great Britain, and I think it would be fair to say this is some of the hardest hiking that we’ve done. Yes the Pyrenees had a lot of … Read More

Rain again

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This is what happens when you complain about taking your jacket on and off all day because of alternate sun and showers … constant rain. Still nice walking though! (near Kingussie)    


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Well, I guess it was bound to happen. I post a blog entry about how hard the hiking is and immediately it gets easier. So hopefully by posting about bad weather, we should be in for some solid sunshine … we’re still waiting …  But really the walking has got easier. … Read More

South to the border

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Apologies for the lack of posts recently – we’ve been putting in some long days on the trail since Pitlochry, with the result that we’ve reached Jedburgh near the English border a full day ahead of schedule. Which means we’re treating ourselves to a day off – and we’re more … Read More