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TGOC Plockton to Redcastle Lunan Bay – #3 Feshie to the coast

“Is anyone planning to go up onto the Cairngorm plateau in the morning?” I asked the crowd gathered around the fire in the bothy. No takers. Track looking back towards the Feshie   Just a little to the north is a track which covers a lot of ground in 8 or 9 km to over …

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TGOC Plockton to Redcastle – #2 Cougie to Feshie

 Cougie is writ large in the history of the TGOC so I was a little surprised it was not busier. Most TGOers arrive here on the Saturday however, and anyway time has moved on and some of the people there have changed. My trip notes recorded ‘fantastic bird calls’ at the camping site here. The …

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TGOC Plockton to Redcastle Lunan Bay – #1 Plockton to Cougie

Plockton village is in an enclosed picturesque bay facing across the water to a bulky and barren rocky mass hiding Applecross. Easily accessible by train on the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh line and handy for excursions to the Isle of Skye, this is a popular tourist destination. The outstanding excursion on foot from Plockton …

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TGOC 2015: diary notes #5 Lochcallater Lodge to Inverbervie and Montrose

note: you can click on a picture to enlarge it (because of the accident on day 3 pictures are from my MotoG phone and not the Sony RX100 – hence the lower quality)  … Push and pull the map in the window below to see the route in blue.   Sunday 16th May Loch Callater …

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TGOC 2015:diary notes #4 Great Glen to Lochcallater Lodge

Wednesday 13th May Laggan Locks to Garva Bridge (note1: click on a picture to enlarge it  … Push and pull the map in the window below to see the route (days 5-9) in blue. The route walked was slightly different from plan! The hospitality at the Great Glen Hostel provided a welcome respite. Year by …

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TGOC 2015: Diary notes #3 S. Shiel Ridge to Great Glen Hostel

Sunday 10th May South Shiel Ridge (note1: click on a picture to enlarge it  … Push and pull the map in the window below to see the route (days 1-4) in blue. The route walked was slightly different from the plan!  The first two days were so good, could I expect more of the same? …

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TGOC 2015: Diary notes #2 Glenelg to S. Shiel Ridge

Friday 8th May Glenelg and Beinn Sgritheall (note1: click on a picture to enlarge it  … Push and pull the map in the window below to see the route (days 1-4)in blue.  01-04route actual.html Our landlady puts the TGOC ‘sign-out sheet’ in her porch on Thursday night. There are 3 other TGOers at the breakfast …

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