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Re: TGO Challenge 2019

Congrats on completing your TGO Challenge! This was a wonderful report to read, and it has inspired me to try and do this myself someday. :clap:
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: TGO Challenge 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Offa's Dyke camping trip

Enjoyed your report! I did a couple of the southern sections of Offa's Dyke in 2017, and I recall it being hard going but with rewarding views. Your pics make me want to go back and do the whole thing!
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Offa's Dyke camping trip
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: West Highland Way and Great Glen Way on bikes with kids

The section of the West Highland Way along Loch Lomond is quite rough underfoot and will be very challenging to do on a bicycle. Most of the cyclists I saw on that stage were carrying their bikes. There are also two big sustained climbs toward the end of the WHW: the Devil's Staircase and the climb ...
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way and Great Glen Way on bikes with kids
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Walking technique - perhaps a silly question!

I can empathize - it always takes me longer to come down a hill than to go up because I'm trying to avoid falling. I have weak ankles, so I'm always very, very careful about my foot placement when coming down slopes. Poles are a help, as is coming down "flat-footed," as other people have s...
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking technique - perhaps a silly question!
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: HUGE Thanks....

Glad you're okay, and that there were folks around to help you!
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: HUGE Thanks....
Replies: 4
Views: 493

Re: how bad are summer crowds in wilderness hiking areas?

As davekeiller said, the West Highland Way is quite popular and you're likely to be within sight of other walkers for the duration, especially if you do it in the summer. That being said, it's popular for a reason - it's a very fun trail! :) If you do almost any other Scottish long-distance trail, t...
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:48 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: how bad are summer crowds in wilderness hiking areas?
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Revisiting an old friend (The Rob Roy Way)

Do you think it’s possible to walk from Killin to Kenmore in a day or would it be a struggle ? I would say it depends on how you're planning to get to Kenmore, because there are two options: 1) After passing Acharn, continue straight along the South Loch Tay road, passing the Crannog Centre etc., o...
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Revisiting an old friend (The Rob Roy Way)
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: Rob Roy Way or East Highland Way

I haven't done the East Highland Way, but from what I know of it, it's probably gonna lend itself to remote walking and wild camping better than the Rob Roy Way. Most of the Rob Roy Way goes through decently populated areas, so wild camping spots are few, but probably find-able if you're determined....
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rob Roy Way or East Highland Way
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Mont Blanc revisited - the icing on the cake

This was an excellent read! I've got my eye on the Tour du Mont Blanc, hopefully for next summer, so I'm eagerly reading anything about the area that I can get my hands on.
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Mont Blanc revisited - the icing on the cake
Replies: 12
Views: 631

Re: Take Your Rubbish Home. Ben Nevis Problem

Have given mates grief for leaving cigarette end lying at their feet as well. Yep, it's inexcusable. I'm a smoker, so any lengthy trip away results in the side pockets of my rucksack accumulating a disgusting collection of used filters. Pretty grim, but I'm not organised enough to have come up with...
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Take Your Rubbish Home. Ben Nevis Problem
Replies: 21
Views: 857

Lessons learned on Beinn Sciathan

The Hebridean Way took me up and over Ruabhal on Benbecula, but I was eager to bag at least one more hill. There was plenty of daylight left after I reached Eriskay and got settled at my accommodation, and I was feeling energetic, so I decided to go ahead and go for Beinn Sciathan. It had looked imp...
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lessons learned on Beinn Sciathan
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Grimsay to Eriskay on the Hebridean Way

First off, many thanks to Guinessman and Bearded Wanderer for their walk reports on the Hebridean Way. They were invaluable resources to supplement the Cicerone guidebook. :clap: I'd eventually like to do the Hebridean Way in its entirety, if and when it gets extended up to the Butt of Lewis. But fo...
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Grimsay to Eriskay on the Hebridean Way
Replies: 0
Views: 543

Re: John o'Groats Trail from Tain to John o'Groats

Thanks for this! The John o'Groats Trail is on my long-term radar, so I'm always interested to see walk reports on it. Sounds like you guys had a good time!
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: John o'Groats Trail from Tain to John o'Groats
Replies: 3
Views: 991

Re: Which Munro/Corbett will you leave till last, or...

I doubt I'll ever compleat the Munros, but if I do, I suspect one of the Skye Munros will be my final one. I'm intimidated by the hills on Skye, so I'll save them for last. :shock:
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:44 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which Munro/Corbett will you leave till last, or...
Replies: 27
Views: 1204

Re: Great Glen Way, Fort William to Drumnadrochit

I FINISHED IT!!!!! Monday 27 May 2019 Drumnadrochit to Inverness: "Unfinished Business" Distance: 18 miles Start: 9:20am Finish: 6:20pm Weather: Alternating sun and rain I've chickened out on this final day of the Great Glen Way twice, but I was determined to do it on this trip. Armed with...
by LaurenAlexandraAgain
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Great Glen Way, Fort William to Drumnadrochit
Replies: 11
Views: 12869
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