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 on: August 19, 2014, 04:58:54 pm 
Started by Buggiba - Last post by Jacquetta
A kind offer, Buggiba, wish I could take it up!

Am interested in the "wrong direction" idea, in that in the UK we have prevailing wind from the south-west, and anyway it's downhill from Aviemore to Buckie!

I suppose the reason it is recommended to go from Buckie to Aviemore is mainly because the early sections are shorter and flatter, but on reflection I'm not sure the prevailing wind and gradient aren't stronger arguments! Huh

 on: August 07, 2014, 12:30:59 pm 
Started by Buggiba - Last post by bsmyth
I did this walk about 6 years ago in the same direction and same stop overs with a friend. We enjoyed it albeit it was June. I am not contacting you with a view to joining you but offer a couple of suggestions.
- when at Craigellachie do you plan to visit the cooperage which has an excellent visitor centre and walk up the old railway to Dufftown? If not I suggest you think about it. You can do both in one day.
- we travelled back to Aviemore from Buckie by what I would call the weekend tourist bus run by a local company. It was very picturesque. It took in Glenlivet and Carrbridge.  If it still runs you would have to travel on the Sat I think. Look at Aberdeenshire Council's web site for info. It may not run after the end of Sept if it is still running. Saves going round by Inverness which is a rather long route.
Good luck

 on: August 03, 2014, 03:01:35 pm 
Started by Buggiba - Last post by Buggiba
I intend taking on the Speyside Way this October, on my own at present. Living in the West Midlands makes Scotland a long way away, and the Highlands even further Sad.
My plan is to travel from home to Aviemore on October 4th 2014 and then set off the following day in the 'wrong' direction. My stops are planned as Grantown-on-Spey, Ballindalloch, Craigellachie (2 nights), Fochabers and then Buckie, before catching the bus back to Inverness and Aviemore. After another overnight I expect to travel home on Saturday 11th October 2014. Now, if I travel by car, I have 3 spare seats. I also own a 16-seater minibus should more than 3 people wish to come along. I am prepared to pick up anywhere along the M6 corridor should anyone fancy an autumn stroll on the 'whisky trail'.
I am a 62-year-old man and intend over-nighting in B+B's or bunkhouses, depending on availability.
Any comments or observations would be most welcome.

 on: May 04, 2014, 07:40:34 am 
Started by Jack - Last post by Jacquetta
My turn to apologise: have been abroad and only just spotted this interesting topic. We are of course very interested in the new GGW High Route and you can, as Jack says, find the info online: this link takes you straight to an overview page with associated map downloads.

Thanks so much, Jack, for drawing this to people's attention. However, please note that the section west of Invermoriston won't be open before the end of June, whereas the section east of Invermoriston is open now, and I've walked it!

Spectacular views are available, but the gradients are very steep in places, so it's not for the faint-hearted!

 on: April 22, 2014, 05:22:28 pm 
Started by Jack - Last post by Jack
Sorry I'm a bit late getting back to you, been a bit under the weather. All the information about the new High Route is on the GGW website. It's brand new and only just been completed in time for this season, so I suppose maps will be forth coming late on in the year or early next year. Anyway, I'm certainly hoping to try it out.

 Smiley  Jack

 on: April 21, 2014, 08:26:12 am 
Started by Jack - Last post by bsmyth
I see Contours are offering the Loch Ness Round from April 2014. Is the east side of L Ness section the new high route?

 on: April 12, 2014, 06:08:31 pm 
Started by Jack - Last post by bsmyth
Very interesting to hear of this. Just looked At GGW web site and no mention of this. Can you tell me more plse? Where did you hear of it?

 on: April 11, 2014, 05:46:09 pm 
Started by Jack - Last post by Jack
Hi to all.
Having completed the GGW now on several occasions, I'm rather keen to tackle the new high route. Does anybody know if there are any route maps available or being planned to cover this alternate new route?

Jack  Grin

 on: April 06, 2014, 09:06:20 pm 
Started by Mason - Last post by Mason
Have not been here for some time. Guess experience and other adventures have taken more time. Thanks Jaquetta and Buggiba. I did the Knoydart walk and Great Glen (together with GF) and now she (and i) wants to do WHW again. Any news? Any news on wild camping along Loch Lomond? We aim to go in June this year and we both look forward to it. Only God knows what weather it will be Smiley

Thought you all might enjoy the walk on Camino del Rey. Daniel Ahnen is no longer alive as he died in East Asia climbing / walking.


If you are into walking there is a very beautiful movie called "The way". I hope to walk the Camino one day....


 on: December 12, 2013, 03:26:39 pm 
Started by Kintyre Way Ranger - Last post by Kintyre Way Ranger
Hello all

I'm the new route manager for the Kintyre Way. I just wanted to let you know of some exciting new projects we have on the go at the moment. Building on the already great work that has gone on before, we are using a coastal communities fund to help employ and train 3 trainees and an employability maintenance squad. They are helping the management team to extend the route from its southern terminus, Dunaverty/Southend and continue the route round to Campbeltown. We have identified new routes to allow us to remove more dangerous road walking, so bear with us whilst we go through the process of securing permissions etc. The extension should be on the ground and ready to walk by early spring 2014. Website and leaflet are being updated and redesigned as we speak.

Look for us on facebook The Kintyre Way and twitter @kintyreway here you will be able to follow our progress and find out about some interesting sponsorship opportunities and more about what the CCF project is about.

e-mail me with any questions or comments routemanager@kintyreway.com


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