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Dear Abradysis

Dear Abradysis IHYAWIAF. More than fine, in fact.  I popped up to Scotland for three days to recce the route for the Highland Fling, was blessed with perfect running weather, neither face-planted nor sprained an ankle, and came away with … Continue reading

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WHW: Kinlochleven to Fort William 

If your preparation for this final section had been a quick glance at the summary elevation profile in the Tyndrum tourist information centre*, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it went uuuuuuup, down, up, dooooooown.    Trust me.  There are … Continue reading

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Are you running the whole Way?

Yes… …except for this bit while I walk and talk to you… …and the little bits either side of gates, stiles and streamlet crossings… …and the bits when I’m trying to read the map… …or trying to get my phone … Continue reading

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WHW: Altnafeadh to Kinlochleven

The section from Altnafeadh to Kinlochleven may only be about seven miles long, but it starts with the Devil’s Staircase, which takes you up to the highest point of the trail, crosses some exposed terrain, and then plunges down into … Continue reading

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WHW: Bridge of Orchy to Altnafeadh in pictures

The view from the bridge. A cairn A view of Loch Tulla from the aforementioned cairn. The view out of Inveroran . This surface was wearing. As were long gradual climbs like this. The view of Rannoch Moor from Peter … Continue reading

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WHW: Bridge of Orchy to Glencoe Mountain Resort or Kingshouse or Altnafeadh

One of the drawbacks of travelling alone is complying with the “make a note of your table number and then order at the bar” setup which appears to be the norm in this neck of the woods.  Yesterday evening, I … Continue reading

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WHW: Tyndrum to Bridge of Orchy

Depending how you measure it, today was either very long or very short.  I caught the 8 o’clock train from Edinburgh to Glasgow and then the 10 o’clock train from Glasgow to Tyndrum, and so didn’t start running until half … Continue reading

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WHW: Inverarnen to Tyndrum

After yesterday’s lunacy, I was a little bit nervous about today.  True, I only had to cover twelve miles*, but this time I had a cut-off.  Miss the 15:45 train from Tyndrum and the next one wasn’t for hours. Fortunately, … Continue reading

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WHW: Balmaha to Inverarnen

“Enjoy it and don’t over do it.” Oh well.  One out of two ain’t bad. Today was always going to be long. 21 miles long, including the section of the way that is generally acknowledged to be the hardest.  Those … Continue reading

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WHW: Killearn to Balmaha

As I only decided to walk the West Highland Way two weeks ago, I enlisted the help of Patrick.  His draft itinerary suggested stopping in Drymen at the end of Day 1, Rowardennan at the end of Day 2, and … Continue reading

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