ailies adventures west highland way 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 […]

ailies adventures west highland way tyndrum to kingshouse glencoe

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 […]

ailies adventures west highland way inverarnan 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 […]

Ailies adventures west highland way 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 […]

Ailies adventures West Highland Way Loch Lomond Drymen 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 […]

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 […]

Ailies Adventures Dublin Ireland Guinness

This is the story of our Ladies weekend in Dublin, in May 2014. It was just myself, my Mum, and some family friends, all of which were aged in their 40s-50s, and me only 28!! However this was by no means a Saga holiday – these ladies know how to PARTY! I even struggled to […]

Portugal – Albufeira, April 2014 DAY ONE We arrived in Prestwick airport around 9:00 am – It had been a few years since I’d been there last, and I was immediately reminded of how much of a dump it is. At least they had ditched the “pure dead brilliant” slogan from the front – an […]

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 […]