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Re: Great Glen vs East Highland Way ?

Three of us did the GGW in April 2012 over 4 days. The canalside walking is easy (not surprisingly) but the lochside bits are heavy with trees and views are quite restricted. The way-marking is exemplary. 79 miles in such a short time is not to be sneezed at. We did 25 miles for each of the first 2 ...
by Buggiba
Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Great Glen vs East Highland Way ?
Replies: 15
Views: 5499

Re: WHW preparation

Vaseline is marvellous for lubricating all of your moving parts, except for the mouth, of course. Between the toes, under arms and the tops of legs and buttocks can prove invaluable, and it is waterproof. Don't leave home without it :lol: .
by Buggiba
Thu Mar 14, 2013 12:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WHW preparation
Replies: 23
Views: 7738

Re: WHW preparation

Have done the WHW three times now. My recommendations to you are manyfold but relatively simple. Plan your accommodation around the hillier points of the walk so that you do the steepest bits whilst still fresh. Stay at Drymen before tackling Conic Hill, The Kingshouse Hotel before the Devil's Stair...
by Buggiba
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:51 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WHW preparation
Replies: 23
Views: 7738

Re: Great Glen Way, Fort William to Drumnadrochit

I enjoyed reading your report. 3 of us walked the GGW in April 2012 over 4 days. Best lessons we have learned are 1) Use a bag-carrying service, 2) Use walking poles, 3) Take a pair of trainers and, 4) Prepare your feet properly. When we walked the 18-mile last day to Inverness we were on a time lim...
by Buggiba
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:34 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Great Glen Way, Fort William to Drumnadrochit
Replies: 11
Views: 16588

Re: West Highland Way - Avery wet May 2012

Great report bringing back many memories. Just to prove that it takes all sorts 3 of us did this walk in May 2011. We stayed at the Best-Foot-Forward B+B in Milngavie (the locals pronounced it Mullguy!!). From here the Travel-Lite company collected our 'main' luggage, leaving us to just carry (or we...
by Buggiba
Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:15 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way - Avery wet May 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 9869

Re: Great Glen Way August 2012

Great videos. Like you I, and two friends, took on the GGW last year (April 2012). Unlike you, we went for the 4 day option. Left Fort William about 7am and proceeded, via Neptune's Staircase and Gairlochy, to the hostel at South Laggan. Had to stop at the Eagle Barge Inn at Laggan Locks. What an ex...
by Buggiba
Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Great Glen Way August 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 14022

Re: west highland way backpacking

No wonder you found the last day took a little longer than expected. Kinlochleven to Fort William is 16 miles, 17 if you include the trek to the 'new' finish. There is a lot to be said for bag-carrying services.
by Buggiba
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: west highland way backpacking
Replies: 22
Views: 31774

Re: East Highland Way Part 1

Very interesting reading and photos. Planning on doing the whole EHW next March (2013). Seeing as you walked in June did you experience midges?
by Buggiba
Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: East Highland Way Part 1
Replies: 9
Views: 12070
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