I’m presently having a crack at the Scottish National Trail, which runs from Kirk Yetholm, the north end of the Pennine Way, to Cape Wrath. 864 km. Yes, quite long. I’ve managed to get to Kingussie, roughly halfway, in reasonable shape although sadly a couple of blips en route mean I won’t have completed the whole thing. My train was three hours late into Berwick, so I missed the bus to KY. The rest of my itinerary would have collapsed like dominoes if I’d gone back there the next day, so I had to start my walk from Crailing, about 15 km in.
Now I’m down in the dumps because I couldn’t get across the rivers at Bynack Lodge, in the Cairngorms. I had to trudge all the 18-odd miles back to Blair Atholl and get a train to Kingussie. So those two short sections will have to wait for another time.
This trail has no existence on the ground and is nowhere waymarked. It really only exists online at Walk Highlands.
I’ve only a phone with me so a fully-detailed blog is beyond my thumb power, also I’m not Scottish and don’t feel at home here as I do in the Pennines, for example. It’s all pretty new to me and I’m finding it hard to process, not to mention hard to walk. Here are a few highlights.
Wow, isn’t it tedious trying to do a blog on a phone? And I can’t find any way to resize my images. Oh well, 430-odd km walked, another 430-odd to go, I’m off to the chippy!