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Ailies Adventures St Andrews Scotland

St Andrews, Scotland – Feb 2015

This is what happened on our trip to St Andrews in February 2015. We had booked a local brewery tour and thought we might as well make a long weekend of it, rather than have me driving and not being able to sample any of the beer! Hell no! So we decided to book into […]

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West Highland Way 2014 – Review and Conclusions

WEST HIGHLAND WAY This post is basically just to sum up our overall experience on the West Highland Way, and to offer some tips and advice for anyone who is thinking about trying the Way in future. I’ve broken this down into ten points, some are just reflections on our own experience, and some include […]

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WHW 2014 Day 7 – Kinlochleven to Fort William

Day 7 – Kinlochleven to Fort William We woke up with mixed feelings this morning – excited that this was our last day and we were almost finished the walk; but at the same time felt a little bit sad that it was all going to be over. We’d had such an amazing time this […]

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WHW 2014 Day 6 – Kingshouse to Kinlochleven

Day 6 – Kingshouse to Kinlochleven Just a short day’s walk today – a mere 8 miles, which was a relief as my feet were still killing me from yesterday’s 20-miler. We still had the notorious Devil’s Staircase to climb though, so it wasn’t going to be an easy day by any means. We set […]

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WHW 2014 Day 5 – Tyndrum to Kingshouse

Day 5 – Tyndrum to Kingshouse I was quite nervous about today’s walk we had been averaging around 14-15 miles per day, but today’s walk was going to be 20 miles –  eek! We thought we’d better stock up on Compeed and painkillers, and someone had given us a tip to avoid the Green Welly […]

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WHW Day 4 – Inverarnan to Tyndrum

Day 4 – Inverarnan to Tyndrum I was making breakfast this morning and got chatting to a group of bikers from Yorkshire who were doing their annual charity bike ride. They asked to borrow some sugar, and I ended up giving them coffee, teabags and hot water, as they seemed to be struggling. I think they […]

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WHW 2014 Day 3 – Rowardennan to Inverarnan

Day 3 – Rowardennan to Inverarnan OK, so today was the day that I finally cracked and opted to go with the bag carrying service. We decided to send the tent and all the heavy equipment in my bag, and Andy would just carry everything that we might need during the day, such as our […]

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WHW 2014 Day 2 – Drymen to Rowardennan

Day 2 – Drymen to Rowardennan We woke up on the second morning to clear skies, bright sunshine, and a spectacular view over Loch Lomond. I was really looking forward to the day’s walk until i remembered that we didn’t have any water. We attempted to eat some cereal bars for breakfast, as we were […]

WHW 2014 Day 1 – Milngavie to Drymen

West Highland Way 2014 So this is the story of my second attempt at the West Highland Way, which is a long distance hike from Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow, to Fort William in the Highlands of Scotland. I first attempted the walk in 2012 with a group of friends, however had to give […]

West Highland Way FAIL – May/June 2012

WEST HIGHLAND WAY Introduction This is my account of my West Highland Way attempt in May/June 2012. For those who don’t already know, the West Highland Way is a 97 mile long walk from the outskirts of Glasgow to Fort William in the Western Highlands of Scotland. I decided to write this blog as a detailed account […]