Skye Trail: Information, Advice and Personal Reflections

Northbound Start: Broadford Finish: Rubha Hunish Distance: 80 miles (129km) Total ascent: 13,074ft (3985m) Traditional northbound sections: (Over seven days) Broadford - Torrin, 12 milesTorrin - Elgol, 10 milesElgol - Sligachan, 11 milesSligachan - Portree, 12 milesPortree - Storr, 9 milesStorr - Flodigarry, 18 milesFlodigarry - Rubha Hunish, 8 miles Map from The Hiking Life … Continue reading Skye Trail: Information, Advice and Personal Reflections

The Skye Trail: Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List

When the Vikings came to Skye in 795BC the native Picts and Gaels took their belongings and went inland into the great buttressed crags, steep coned mountains, and by the icy dark lochs all shrouded in mist. They concealed their herds in the twisted, warped waves of the Trotternish Ridge and waited on the black, … Continue reading The Skye Trail: Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List

Snowdonia Slate Trail: Information, Advice and Personal Reflection

Stats for the Snowdonia Slate Trail Start: Bangor Finish: Bethesda Distance: 83 miles (134km) Total ascent: 13,648ft (4160m) Traditional sections: (anticlockwise over seven days) Bangor - Llanberis, 14 milesLlanberis - Rhyd Ddu, 14.5 miles Rhydd Ddu - Blaenau Ffestiniog, 16.5 miles Blaenau Ffestiniog - Penmachno 16.5 milesPenmachno - Capel Curig, 11.5 milesCapel Curig - Bethesda, … Continue reading Snowdonia Slate Trail: Information, Advice and Personal Reflection

Snowdonia Slate Trail (Llwybr Llechi Eryri): Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List

Snowdonia National Park covers a rugged 827 square miles and nine mountain ranges. The famous Snowdon Massif in the north shares its dominion with the daunting, fantastical Glydderaus and bulky, broad Carneddau. To their south, the Moelwynions lie down and sprawl like sleeping giants and the undulating circuit of the Moel Hebog Range curls like … Continue reading Snowdonia Slate Trail (Llwybr Llechi Eryri): Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List

Raad Ny Foillan: Information, Advice and Personal Reflections

Start and Finish: Douglas Distance: 100 miles (161km) Total ascent: 11040ft (3365m) Traditional sections: (clockwise over seven days) Douglas - Castletown, 18 milesCastletown - Port Erin, 13 miles Port Erin - Peel, 14.5 miles Peel - Jurby 14.5 milesJurby - Ramsey, 16 milesRamsey - Laxey, 13 milesLaxey - Douglas, 11 miles For context to the … Continue reading Raad Ny Foillan: Information, Advice and Personal Reflections

“So I’ve Got This Weird Rash…”

Congratulations, you've chosen the rashiest hobby going. If you wanted glamour you'd have opted for opera or mixology or sushi rolling or literally anything else right? I am not a doctor (this is important to remember) and this is just a non-professional guide to attempt to be helpful in identifying what a rash might be, … Continue reading “So I’ve Got This Weird Rash…”

St Cuthberts Way: Information, Advice and Personal Reflections

Start: Melrose Finish: Lindisfarne Distance: 64 miles (103km) Total ascent: 6,805ft (2,075m) Traditional sections: (west to east over five days) Melrose - Harestones, 15 milesHarestones - Kirk Yetholm, 17.5 miles Kirk Yetholm - Wooler, 13 miles Wooler - Fenwick 12.5 milesFenwick to Lindisfarne, 6 miles For context to the below observations, opinions and advice; I … Continue reading St Cuthberts Way: Information, Advice and Personal Reflections