Tag Archives: Trail

Trains, strains and no automobiles – part one

James an I met at early o’ clock at Queen Street station. He had managed to pack about 48 litres of gear into a 35 litre rucksack. Myself, I had packed using the “play dirty, stay dirty” method. That meant … Continue reading

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How I bounced off a hill with barely a scrape

This day was different. Every morning had sent shards of sunlight through the gaps in the curtains in our hotel room. But this morning there was nothing but gloom. With the wife and boy still sleeping I went downstairs to … Continue reading

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The hill by the trail

In my previous post “Sweating it out’, I made mention of a hill at the side of the Siller Pass, which I briefly thought about climbing, before changing my mind. Well, I changed my mind, again. I had left wife … Continue reading

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Good boots and popcorn

I better say now, there’s some bad language in places in this post. Sometimes a well-placed expletive is what is called for. So. Still with me? Right, let’s get a fucking move on then… If the A82 is the red … Continue reading

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My wigwam camping review

A couple of weeks ago, we took the boy south to Dumfries & Galloway for a long weekend away. My goal (as a self-confessed boot-wearing outdoorsie), was to introduce my wife (who’s a heel-wearing shivering townie) to the pleasures of … Continue reading

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The route to Carnethy

The last post I made had me running 11k out of Glen Loin and into Arrochar on a crisp and cold friday morning. I had intended to do another run that weekend, but just couldn’t find it in me. I … Continue reading

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