Kinlochleven to Fort William (I did it!) Distance: 16.72 miles We did it! We completed all 96 miles of The West Highland Way! Weather: Perfect! A light breeze and warm but not too hot. I couldn’t ask for anything better. Health: My feet feel battered but just in a tender “you’ve walked 100 miles” sort…

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Kingshouse to Kinlochleven Distance: 12 miles The one with the Devils Staircase and the gnomes! Weather: Absolutely scorching 🥵- couldn’t ask for a better day. Health: My feet were throbbing by the time I got to Kinlochleven, but still no blisters or any other aches and pains. I’ve got my trails legs and I was…

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Untitled copy (3)West Highland Way - Day 5

Inveronan to Kingshouse Distance: 14 miles Weather: Best day yet! Not one drop of rain and sunshine all the way! Health: Tonight my muscles are feeling sore and my feet were throbbing. I also had shin pain towards the end of today but it’s fine now. SUMMARY: I bloody love Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿! Today we walked…

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West Highland Way day 4

Crianlarich to Inveronan Distance: 16 miles Weather: Absolutely gorgeous, all the way to the Bridge of Orchy then it rained for the last few miles. Health: I’m on cloud nine! My body has its trail legs and nature is doing its thing for my mental health. I’ve so missed doing these trips! SUMMARY: Today has…

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West Highland Way - day 3

Inversnaid to Crainlarich The one with the boulder fields, the dangerous river crossing and the rain! Distance: 18.3 miles Weather: It was beautiful weather until 3pm and then the heavens opened. As I type it’s 6pm and it’s still raining! * Health: All good. My front big toe is numb which is weird, but I…

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Balmaha to Inversnaid The one with the bluebells, sights of Loch Lomond and a camping adventure in my new tent! Location: Balmaha to Inversnaid Distance:- 17 miles (including squiggles!) Weather:- beautiful until lunchtime then drizzle for the rest of the day. Health:- I feel great. No aches or pains, just very tired. SUMMARY: Today has…

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Milngavie to Balmaha The one with the rope swing, the French guys and two new hiking buddies Distance: 19.2 miles Location: Milngavie to Balmaha Weather: The morning was gorgeous, the afternoon was abysmal! Health: I feel great. The new boots are fab and my feet are dry. After 19 miles my hips ache, as does…

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Lyme disease is a potentially life-altering illness that is caused by bacteria transmitted from the bite of a tick. I always have a tick removing tool in my first aid kit, and check for ticks, especially when walking through long grassy areas. I use the Smidge tool as it has a magnifying glass attached to…

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As I type it is May 7th and yesterday we experienced some very bizarre weather on our little hike from Lamport, Northamptonshire. We started our hike in glorious sunshine (shorts and t-shirt weather) but twice on the hike we endured a hailstorm. I’ve known snow and hail to happen as late as April in the…

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Picture of a crow

I met up with a friend last weekend to map a new walk near Daventry.  As we crossed a field we could hear a whole flock of crows in the distance.  I looked at Annette, are those rooks or crows?  She went on to explain the differences which I thought would make a great education…

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