Category Archives: Lowland

Return from Cafngaw.

8°C, no wind, white cloud and dry. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 10.35km, time: 04:16:00, pace: 24:44min/km, speed: 2.43km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2142592775 ​ Up a bit late so finally woke after 7am. I blame that chocolate muesli bar from Aldi. Strong chocolate … Continue reading

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Walk to recover.

19°C, bright sun building wind later. I hiked with a medium pack:  Distance: 16.74km, time: 02:52:01, pace: 10:16min/km, speed: 5.84km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2114464646 The idea was to walk a few miles across farmland and practice DofE Bronze terrain navigation. Yesterday, I was … Continue reading

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Bronze d2.

Grey and breezy. 14C. Started near the day’s end checkpoint. My job is to patrol the drover’s paths and pick up any strays. It’s an easier day for me, good because I’m now getting tired. 17km walking yesterday and 77 … Continue reading

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Bronze Assessment d.1

16°C bright and breezy. White peak area: 92 girls on Assessment for Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. We dropped them off at Ilam Hall just before noon. Their plan was to walk to Alstonefields for the night’s camp. They were … Continue reading

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Seed of an idea.

Getting dark now, 5°C and clear. We walk about 6km/hr on good, flat sooth ground. About 4mph, or 40 miles in 10 hours, 80 in 20. Would it be possible to walk 100 miles in a day? That sounds pretty … Continue reading

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Long walk on the shortest day.

8°C, clear sky with building light cloud. The usual SW breeze, I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 4.64mi, time: 01:14:11, pace: 15:59min/mi, speed: 3.75mi/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1284668245 Thick, slippery mud was impossible to escape. Both Ford crossings were impassible too, the water was … Continue reading

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Falls of Glomach,

13°C, SW breeze that brought heavy rain later. Rainy day walk; it’s quite logical to use a wet day to walk low level to waterfall. This one is supposed to be the highest single drop in Scotland.The walk starts after … Continue reading

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