Category Archives: Backpacking Trips

Sleepover On Kinder

We’re extremely lucky to live where we do. In as little as 3.4 miles from our front door, we can reach an idyllic little spot on the slopes of Kinder, for an easy night out. Of course if you wish, … Continue reading

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TGOC2017 – Shiel Bridge To Aberdeen, Part Five

Day Thirteen – 21.1 miles Mark and I both have the same plan for the finish, to take the Deeside Way from Ballater to Aberdeen. He plans to do it over three days though, and I want to take two … Continue reading

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TGOC2017 – Shiel Bridge To Aberdeen, Part Four

Day Ten – 14.9 miles I have a shuffle about of plans. My feet are still not perfect, but they’re improving. In an ideal world, I would now have a couple of days’ rest to sort them out properly but … Continue reading

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TGOC2017 – Shiel Bridge To Aberdeen, Part Three

Day Eight – 10.1 miles I have a very luxurious night at Newtonmore and sleep really well. Aiming to set off around 9am, I prepare my feet for the day in my new sock liners. They won’t be a miracle … Continue reading

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TGOC2017 – Shiel Bridge To Aberdeen, Part Two

Day Four – zero miles Morag’s Lodge in Fort Augustus is a great hostel. Not only are Colin and Dave staying here as well, I meet up with Challengers I already know – JJ and Andy Walker – and a … Continue reading

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TGOC 2017 – Shiel Bridge To Aberdeen, Part One

The Wise Man appears as if from nowhere, out of the sunlight, and speaks. ‘Your first time?’ I nod. ‘Be prepared to alter your plans.’ And as fast as he’s appeared, he’s gone, into the shadows. Prophetic. Day One – … Continue reading

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Dark Peak Circular – Or – Thank Goodness I Packed My Winter Sleeping Bag

Pebbles and I plan a three day backpacking route around the Dark Peak – starting and finishing at our house. Reuben and James are invited. We all have a couple of weekends free, so we pick the last one in … Continue reading

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