Tag Archives: Scotland

Pennine Way – an Entertaining Extension

You may be surprised to hear anyone might casually stroll onwards into Scotland…

windy gyle bivvy view over cheviot hills

Pennine Way Blog 3 – Days 15 – 17

I sorted myself out and hunkered down, it started to get dark…

Hebridean Way – Envoi

I can’t decide whether the Hebridean Way will become a classic trail…

Hebridean Way – North Lewis

A much more fitting end to a long trail…

Hebridean Way – South Lewis

In the Outer Hebrides these things often turn out not to be problems at all…

northton bay harris outer hebrides

Hebridean Way – Harris

You’re about to step onto one of the most beautiful, moving and remarkable treasures of the UK’s built heritage…

Hebridean Way hiking trail outer hebrides

Hebridean Way – North Uist and Berneray

There was nothing for it but to go for a walk…

Hebridean Way – South Uist and Benbecula

I stood by myself in the wind, in the middle of nowhere, staring at some dirt, and suddenly began to understand…

Hebridean Way – Vatersay to South Uist

It was a bit silly ticking off four islands in my first full day…

scarista beach on island of Harris

The Hebridean Way

Who wouldn’t want to hike 190 miles along a chain of astonishing islands to the UK’s windiest wild camp?

Scottish National Trail – the Great Cape Escape

Things to do in Inverness: annoy staff in outdoor shops by saying ‘I’ve just walked the Scottish National Trail…’

Scottish National Trail – Cape Wrath at last.

I was in an odd position, not to mention an altered state of mind…

Scottish National Trail – racing the rain.

Such a thirty-five mile hike might have been feasible in Norfolk…

Scottish National Trail – peat, pizza and panic.

In fact, it’s all a bit wild and woolly up here. You could feel very exposed and alone…

trekkertent stealth at lochan fada slioch

Scottish National Trail – lochs and rocks.

Something I never thought I’d see in Scotland…

Loch Cluanie in Glen Shiel, Scottish Highlands

Scottish National Cape Wrath Trail – how confusing!

West of Garrygualach, the Cape Wrath Trail introduces itself to you properly…

Scottish National Trail – glen setback, corrie doddle.

Even with my total inexperience of Scottish hiking, I could work out that this didn’t look promising…

Scottish National Trail – Glasgow to the Glens

Ascending a steep hill then plunging into a dark and mysterious forest, the crossing of the Highland Line feels very real…

Scottish National Trail – Borders to Big City

I walked the Scottish National Trail because I wanted to learn about Scotland…

Scottish National Trail – Overview

My itinerary and complete trail journals from the SNT, 470 miles of surprisingly manageable and fascinating hiking…