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Scottish National Trail - Mandally to Poulary

Scottish National Trail - Mandally to Poulary

Postby andrewl7642 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:11 am

Route description: Mandally to Poulary

Date walked: 18/09/2017

Time taken: 8 hours

Distance: 25 km

Ascent: 349m

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The Scottish National Trail is a 536 mile/864 km-long long distance walking route running the length of Scotland from Kirk Yetholm to Cape Wrath.

The Trail offers very varied walking, following long-established footpaths for much of the distance but becoming progressively more difficult as it heads north, finishing with a tough stretch of backpacking - with some pathless and demanding terrain - on the final stretch of the Cape Wrath Trail.

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In Summer 2017 I spent several weeks completing sections of the Scottish National Trail.
My original plan for 2017 was to backpack the whole of the trail but due to lack of funding I could only manage sections where wild camping was an option.

I ventured out on three separate occasions and completed the route over the course of 15 days, as follows:

Trip 1 - Blair Atholl to Fort Augustus (6 days, 5 nights)
Trip 2 - Milngavie to Pitlochry (6 days, 5 nights)
Trip 3 - Fort Augustus to Morvich (5 days, 5 nights)

Along the way I made a video diary/vblog which you can view here on my blog page.
I aim to complete the remaining sections in Summer 2018.

The journey continues as I leave Loch Lochy behind and head for the abandoned farmhouse at Garrygualach (no longer abandoned). I walk about 16 miles in total, 5 miles extra due to the location of my overnight camp the previous night.

Fort Augustus to Mandally (Previous)

Poulary to Cluanie (Next)
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