Scotland

Mar Lodge

Acharacle to Montrose The TGOC 2021 notes: days 10-14

An early start got me to the Mar Lodge estate for breakfast at 9:30, and to Braemar soon after 11. And not a TGOer in sight! Many places were closed on this Monday morning. Braemar Sports provided the main hub of activity with a busy cafĂ© now attached to the mountain gear shop. Having bought …

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Lochan Sgoir Geal-Charn

Acharacle to Montrose the TGOC 2021 notes: days 4-6

[Viewing the blog – in case you hadn’t noticed pictures are zoomable if you click on them. Maps can be pulled and pushed to follow the route in blue. Maps can also be zoomed in and out and viewed full-screen.] The Macdonald hotel makes a pleasant stop. It is on the edge of town, exactly …

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Acharacle to Montrose the TGOC 2021 notes: days 1-3

[Viewing the blog – in case you hadn’t noticed pictures are zoomable if you click on them. Maps can be pulled and pushed to follow the route in blue. Maps can also be zoomed in and out and viewed full-screen.] 14 Different start places on the west coast of Scotland. How to decide? And then …

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Knoydart – a TGO Challenge Pre-amble, or a Post-lockdown Taster?

T was keen to revisit his youth! He had worked as a gillie on an estate while a fresh-faced student. He ran up and down the pathless hills to manoeuvre deer towards the hunters. On his days off he took free and walked to The West reaching the edge of that blank part of the …

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TGO Challenge 2018 – Oban to Kinnabaer: #3 from Pitlochry

The map shows the route tracked from 30 minute beacons sent by a Spot satellite tracker and captured by Phil Sorrell’s Social Hiking site. Push and pull the map in the window below to see the route in blue. Pitlochry was planned as the first night indoors. I had tried to find somewhere earlier, but …

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TGO Challenge 2018 – Oban to Kinnabaer: #2 from Glen Etive

The map shows the route tracked from 30 minute beacons sent by a Spot satellite tracker and captured by Phil Sorrell’s Social Hiking site.   Push and pull the map in the window below to see the route in blue. This is day 3 – there is light rain, and clouds obscure the top of …

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TGO Challenge 2018 – Oban to Kinnabaer: #1 to Glen Etive

This year I captured my walk using the Spot Tracker which should record my location every 30 minutes. Is this truly representative? I always think of the occassions when I spend 30 minutes wandering in the wrong direction or zig-zagging up a hill and how in this instance it will show almost no distance travelled …

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Cape Wrath Trail Part 1B – A TGOC Backup – Kinloch Hourn to Strathcarron

This is part ‘B’ of my first half of the Cape Wrath Trail. The map below is captured from beacons sent every 30 minutes as I was walking. If you zoom in you will notice there are some gaps and other anomalies; nevertheless you can get a good idea of where I was when.  Wednesday …

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Cape Wrath Trail Part 1 – A TGOC Backup – Fort William to Kinloch Hourn

The Cape Wrath Trail comes highly recommended by many TGOers – it avoids the boring bit that crosses the farmlands of East Scotland. On the other hand it can be a bit of a lonesome trail compared to the famous Coast to Coast walk. The route follows some of the wildest countryside in Scotland, starting …

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