Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’

A pleasant jaunt around Dumfries and Galloway

Many weeks at home and not out much. It’s been a fabulous summer though and I can’t complain, the daughters wedding went off well and so did Grandson Sydney’s Christening two days later. All done and dusted we nipped up the M6 to Dumfries and Galloway for a quick tour around the area, scouting for [...]

Posted by pete on September 23rd, 2013 under Uncategorized Tags:  •  2 Comments

The Rob Roy Way 2013 – Aberfeldy to Pitlochry

Day Seven: 10th June Weather: Overcast once more but dry Route: Aberfeldy to Pitlochry – 12.2 miles with 1050ft of ascent The final day of The Rob Roy Way and time to reflect on my journey in a few days to let you know my thoughts. A final dry day as well – how often [...]

Posted by pete on June 12th, 2013 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  6 Comments

The Rob Roy Way 2013 – Amulree to Aberfeldy

Day Six: 9th June Weather: Overcast Route: Amulree to Aberfeldy – 15.25 miles with 1080ft of ascent Shock horror – cloudio. Back to the bumbag today and updated my gear to include a lightweight Montane Gillet, which I needed today on and off. It was overcast all day long with the higher tops covered in [...]

Posted by pete on June 12th, 2013 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  No Comments

The Rob Roy Way 2013 – Ardtalnaig to Amulree

Day Five: 8th June Weather: Sunshine just for a change, glorious weather Route: Ardtalnaig to Amulree – 17.8 miles with 1563ft of ascent What can I say but a glorious day in all aspects of walking. It started out at the B&B at Acharn with the lovely Liza and her Jack Russell, breakfast laid before [...]

Posted by pete on June 11th, 2013 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  2 Comments

The Rob Roy Way 2013 – Killin to Ardtalnaig

Day Four: 7th June Weather: Fine once more. Sunny all day. Route: Killin to Ardtalnaig – 12.7 miles with 1710ft of ascent The middle day of seven dawned bright and sunny again. I had around 12 miles to do today with a fair bit of ascent. I faffed around having a lazy breakfast – lots [...]

Posted by pete on June 7th, 2013 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  2 Comments

The Rob Roy Way 2013 – Strathyre to Killin

Day Three: 6th June Weather: Sunshine all day long Route: Strathyre to Killin – 13.3 miles with 1120ft of ascent Last night was probably the worst food I will have the pleasure of scoffing on this trip – dire and drab pubgrub in a not very good setting. But it’s a sign of the times [...]

Posted by pete on June 6th, 2013 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  No Comments

The Rob Roy Way 2013 – Aberfoyle to Strathyre

Day Two: 5th June Weather: A fine start, clouding over, and a light shower Route: Aberfoyle to Strathyre – 17.2 miles with 1350ft of ascent Day two and the day started with bright sun lighting up the start of Loch Ard. A great view from the B&B window and a perfect breakfast set me up [...]

Posted by pete on June 5th, 2013 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  No Comments

The Rob Roy Way 2013 – Drymen to Aberfoyle

Day One: 4th June Weather: Sunshine all the way, about 21deg. Route: Drymen to Aberfoyle – 12.8 miles with 775ft of ascent Day one dawned and my bed was too short. Which was a shame as the rest of the B&B was fine. A lightish breakfast was quaffed down with a bottle of pink grapefruit [...]

Posted by pete on June 4th, 2013 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  2 Comments

The Rob Roy Way 2013 – day zero

Manchester to Drymen – 233 odd miles Sunshine all the way Could I find the cat this morning….no. The time came to leave and she was still nowhere to be seen, probably kipping under a bush in the warm sunshine – 23deg when we left sub-tropical Manchester for the drive north to bonny Scotland. So [...]

Posted by pete on June 4th, 2013 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  No Comments

The Rob Roy Way 2013

I usually have planned my long walks towards the end of the previous year but events in the last six months have generally overtaken me. I had thought about the Ridgeway for it’s pre-history, or the Anglesea Coastal Path for a change of scenery and it’s pre-history as well. But I’ve had to make a [...]

Posted by pete on May 18th, 2013 under Uncategorized Tags: ,  •  No Comments