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Re: The East Highland Way 12 - 17 August 2013

Good Luck. Did the EHW in March this year, not easy!! Planning on doing the Speyside Way next April. I look forward to your report.
by Buggiba
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:54 pm
 
Forum: Meeting up, arranging trips and walking clubs
Topic: The East Highland Way 12 - 17 August 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3121

Re: West Highland Way - 7 or 8 days??

Just a suggestion, jinglis84. I would stick with the 7-day itinerary with a little tweaking. I would take on the Inverarnan to Tyndrum section as a morning walk, leaving the afternoon to do the (relatively easy) 8-mile stretch to Bridge of Orchy, overnighting there. This gives you the opportunity to...
by Buggiba
Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way - 7 or 8 days??
Replies: 13
Views: 9658

Re: Great Glen Way backwards... and other advice

Worth having a look at the Rucksack Readers publication and also the Footprint map. Did it south to north in 2012 over 4 days. Accommodation quite limited. Nice Youth Hostel at Alltsigh on Loch Ness, good Loch Ness Backpackers at Drumnadrochit and a superb private Hostel at South Laggan. George Simp...
by Buggiba
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great Glen Way backwards... and other advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2218

Re: West Highland Way in 7 days

Should you change your mind about carrying your own kit on the EHW the man at Loch Ness Travel (George Simpson), who does the bag-carrying service for the Great Glen Way, provides the same service on the East Highland Way, and very good it is too!
by Buggiba
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way in 7 days
Replies: 12
Views: 24568

Re: Where to stay in Fort William

I have stayed at the Ben Nevis Inn a couple of times now, first before taking on the Great Glen Way and then after finishing the East Highland Way. The accommodation is good, basic and value for money, the food is excellent (if expensive) and the real ales are superb. Only problem is the distance fr...
by Buggiba
Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to stay in Fort William
Replies: 6
Views: 2936

Re: West Highland Way in 7 days

Best of luck with the East Highland Way :? . We did it in March 2013 over 5 days. Please contact if you need any advice or guidance. Read my brief review from 26/03/13.
by Buggiba
Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way in 7 days
Replies: 12
Views: 24568

Re: Where to stay in Fort William

Wetherspoons have opened a Wetherlodge only 100 yards from the end of the WHW in Fort William, called The Great Glen. Accommodation, food and drink all in one place :D . I have previously stayed in the Bank Street Lodge and the Fort William Backpackers. Both do what it says on the tin but you deserv...
by Buggiba
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where to stay in Fort William
Replies: 6
Views: 2936

More about resting than walking!!

For those contemplating taking on the West Highland Way, East Highland Way or Great Glen Way there is now a big change in Fort William :D . A Wetherspoons hostelry has opened almost next to the 'new' beginning/end on the High Street. Called 'The Great Glen' it offers food, drink and accommodation of...
by Buggiba
Sun Jun 16, 2013 9:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: More about resting than walking!!
Replies: 1
Views: 1023

Re: Speyside Way Easter 2013

Hi Walkaboot, a very interesting and pleasant recount. I really enjoyed the photographs. I am looking at doing the Speyside Way next April (2014) and intend taking my minibus from Birmingham up to Aviemore. The plan, at the moment, is to do it over 6 days, to include the Dufftown circuit, staying at...
by Buggiba
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Speyside Way Easter 2013
Replies: 6
Views: 8836

Re: Lost North Face VE25 Tent @ Ben Nevis

You were right about the weather. 4 of us arrived at the Ben Nevis Inn on Thursday 21/03/13, by bus from Aviemore via Inverness, only to be told that the forecast for Friday was severe gale 9 backing to storm force 10 winds. Boy did it blow, not gusts but a constant stream :shock: . Abandoned our pl...
by Buggiba
Sun May 12, 2013 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost North Face VE25 Tent @ Ben Nevis
Replies: 7
Views: 4423

Hello from Solihull, West Midlands.

Hi everyone, it really is most gratifying to see so many people enjoying and sharing the great outdoors, be it hill walking, mountaineering or long distance rambling. I really enjoy the input that participants provide, especially the photographs and videos. Having undertaken 4 or 5 long-distance wal...
by Buggiba
Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello from Solihull, West Midlands.
Replies: 1
Views: 858

Re: Not so much the Cateran Trail, more of a capering fail..

Great report on the Cateran Trail. 3 of us took this on in March 2010 and called in at the Upper Lunch Hut. There was actually more snow inside than there was outside, which was quite strange :( . A pleasant walk, though.
by Buggiba
Wed Apr 03, 2013 8:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Not so much the Cateran Trail, more of a capering fail..
Replies: 7
Views: 14216

Re: EHW end-to-end in 5 days (God Knows How)

One of about nine pukka EHW waymarkers that we saw in the entire 82 miles :( . Here's another one.
by Buggiba
Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:29 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: EHW end-to-end in 5 days (God Knows How)
Replies: 5
Views: 11426

EHW end-to-end in 5 days (God Knows How)

Four of us left Fort William on a Sunday morning at 0620 hours. Dry but very icy. Lunchtime found us in Spean Bridge, just in time for the Fish + Chip Shop to open :) . Had to retrace the last mile of our walk to get back on track :( . Arrived in Inverlair in rain, leaving us to walk the 2 miles to ...
by Buggiba
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: EHW end-to-end in 5 days (God Knows How)
Replies: 5
Views: 11426

Re: Great Glen Way in 4 days

Hi All, Did the GGW in April 2012 in 4 days. Parked near the Fort William Backpackers and walked as follows:- 1) Fort William to South Laggan - stayed at the hostel just off route - 25 miles 2) South Laggan to Alltsigh Youth Hostel - just off route - 25 miles 3) Alltsigh to Drumnadrochit - Loch Ness...
by Buggiba
Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great Glen Way in 4 days
Replies: 7
Views: 3459
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