Recently I headed up to Scotland to do a couple of long distance trails. Below are some of my thoughts and experiences recorded in my journal as I walked the East Highland Way.
05/07/14, 22km Avimore → Inverglass
Fine weather, the trail much more interesting than the Speyside Way from the offset. Passing alongside lochs with hills in sight. Passed a bothy, another one on the map - perhaps tomorrow night.
Got a pint at Loch Insh water sports centre, overlooking the loch. Met a couple (American guy, Canadian girl) who said their car was stuck. I couldn't believe the track, not much
Recently I headed up to Scotland to do a couple of long distance trails. Below are some of my thoughts and experiences recorded in my journal as I walked the Speyside Way.
29/07/14, 12km Buckie → Nether Dallachy
My flight to Inverness was delayed an hour and a half but the busses to Buckie were straight forward. Stocked up on food but could only find a huge gas bottle. Very tried from the journey up here, on top of a late night while visiting a friend in Birmingham yesterday. Starting in Buckie at 5:30pm, I had to bribe myself with the reward of a pub in 8km in order to start
A couple of days ago I finished walking the Offa's Dyke path, a 177 mile (285km) long distance walking trail that roughly follows the England-Wales border in the UK. It took 13 days to complete, covers all manner of terrain and goes through some rural villages and small towns. Apart from a few nights staying with friends and family I wild camped every night.
I really enjoyed the journey and learnt a few things along the way. I also met a lot of very nice people. It was a bit of an escape from technology for me so I didn't 'blog' as such, but I did write a bit of a journal which I have typed
On my way to Brecon to see my sister Ruth this week I decided to wander up Pen y Fan and make the most of the nice weather while it is still with us. Luckily this is made really easy by the bus going right past Storey Arms which sits at the foot of the mountain.
Forgetting it was the easter holiday I was slightly surprised to see other walkers on the mountain - I thought I was going to have it all to myself! The weather held and the views were stunning.
I descended via a different route which was new to me and I arrived at Storey Arms just as the bus (which run every one to two hours)
I start a new part time job next week, while I have plenty of other things to be filling my days with I thought I would make the most of the lovely weather and go for a wander. The plan was to get the train to Llantwit Major and walk to Monknash (specifically the Plough and Harrow) and then catch a bus/train home.
The sun was shining and having done the walk a few times before I decided to catch up on some Adam and Joe podcasts while I walked - laughing out loud to myself and taking in the scenery.
Unfortunately being a small village Monknash does not have a cash machine so not only