Day Five: West Highland Way, hey, hey, it’s magic

Beinglas Farm Campsite, Inverarnan to Bridge of Orchy: 19 miles / 60.5 miles And the way to get your own back on the people that keep you up all night? Firebomb them with a burning Jetboil at 6am. Boom! (Not literally, thankfully). I am not entirely sure what happened, but my beloved camping stove toppled over this morning and promptly burst into flames. This was … Continue reading Day Five: West Highland Way, hey, hey, it’s magic

The West Highland Way

So, here’s the thing: in a mere 17 days time on the 13th April 2017, I will be travelling up to Glasgow and then on to Milngavie to start The West Highland Way – a 95 and a half mile journey northwest(ish) to Fort William.  If the weather permits, a bonus hike up Ben Nevis will be in order on my final (rest?) day in Scotland, … Continue reading The West Highland Way

A walking pole’s rush to freedom

Delving in to the depths of cliché as is my wont, today I am going to start with the old adage ‘look after your equipment and it will look after you’.  Nothing can be truer than with my walking pole: a piece of kit that has stopped me falling down mountains, sinking into peat bogs and allowed me to show off my majoretting twirling skills down … Continue reading A walking pole’s rush to freedom