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cardifflad52

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Since I got back from doing the Frances last Thursday I not been able to settle down ..so tomorrow I am starting the Scottish version over 3-4 weeks ...if you like me to keep you updated with comments and photos please let me know .
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Since I got back from doing the Frances last Thursday I not been able to settle down ..so tomorrow I am starting the Scottish version over 3-4 weeks ...if you like me to keep you updated with comments and photos please let me know .
Terry
Ok, Sir wandering minstrel... be more precise! And take a tent, the costs will much higher. Don't blame the Scots reputation for meanness.It is just that we don't have hostel accommodation at shorter distances than seven leagues...
and did anybody mention midgies yet?😁
(and I forgot to say you need to practise saying Milngavie. It is sounded just like this: Mull guy. Who would have known? 😇) if you don't get it right nobody will have a clue where you are headed for...)
 
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cardifflad52

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Yes Please! Scotland....can't wait to see. Have a wonderful walk!
Your welcomed ..I get the overnight coach up there so only do 7 miles before I stop for the day then be wild camping for the next 90 miles or so, you can find the first part of the route by googling West Highland Way ..After that it's the Great Glen Way covering 118km to Inverness , may see the lockness monster lol then from Inverness to John O Groats known as the coastal route stretching 236km , there no alberques only hotels so its camping out apart from 3 nights
 

LilleTyksak

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Oh… I would love to walk in Scotland - and bring my bathing suit and swim in the amazing lochs… 🌊

Enjoy, safe travels.
 
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cardifflad52

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Ok, Sir wandering minstrel... be more precise! And take a tent, the costs will much higher. Don't blame the Scots reputation for meanness.It is just that we don't have hostel accommodation at shorter distances than seven leagues...
and did anybody mention midgies yet?😁
Lol ..my tent is my home at present ..its far to expensive for me to book in every night to John O Groats.. my euros left over from the Frances has funded my trip up to Scotland and the first night stay .. I find a mountain warehouse in Glasgow to get a face mask for the midges and I need to set the tent up by 5pm , I got my camping stove to so got about 9kg but there no rush to get there
 

LilleTyksak

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Yes you could swim in Loch Ness you never know Nessie might swim beside you
One can always hope… 🤪🤞🏽😂😎 Anyway I am an open water swimmer and want to plan a swimming in the lochs - and wonderful to combine with walking the camino.

But do you really need a facial mask???
 

cardifflad52

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One can always hope… 🤪🤞🏽😂😎 Anyway I am an open water swimmer and want to plan a swimming in the lochs - and wonderful to combine with walking the camino.

But do you really need a facial mask???
You can always have a refreshing swim in the lochs after a day's walk ..I be camping next to the lochs where possible just for the lovely views though this is not a normal camino to Santiago it is an alternative 4-5 week walk
 
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LilleTyksak

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It's really a mosquito net worn over your head and face. The mossies and midgies are pretty awesome in Scotland.
Thanks… Well I assume with all the lochs - I have only been to Edinburgh and Glasgow - and didn’t meet the awesome insects…
 

cardifflad52

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It's really a mosquito net worn over your head and face. The mossies and midgies are pretty awesome in Scotland.
So I been told that's why I want to set up my tent early every day and can always cook my dinner in the tent rather than outside
 

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Since I got back from doing the Frances last Thursday I not been able to settle down ..so tomorrow I am starting the Scottish version over 3-4 weeks ...if you like me to keep you updated with comments and photos please let me know .
Terry
You will really enjoy the West Highland Way, the Great Glen Way and to John O'Groats, that is some distance, and you wouldn't be disappointed with any of them.
If you have at loose end next year,. Please check out a great ancient Pilgrimage walk from Glasgow to Whithorn. I must apologise in advance about the lack of midges, on the Whithorn Way,,,..........., they tend to go on the West Highland Way for their holidays.

https://walkthewhithornway.org
 
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Since I got back from doing the Frances last Thursday I not been able to settle down ..so tomorrow I am starting the Scottish version over 3-4 weeks ...if you like me to keep you updated with comments and photos please let me know .
Terry
Yes please Terry. First, what is your planned route?
Gordon
 

cardifflad52

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Yes please Terry. First, what is your planned route?
Gordon
Gordon my planned route is the West Highland Way to Fort William then cross over to the Great Glen Way to Inverness and if I have time the coastal route to John O Groats.
 
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Since I got back from doing the Frances last Thursday I not been able to settle down ..so tomorrow I am starting the Scottish version over 3-4 weeks ...if you like me to keep you updated with comments and photos please let me know .
Terry
Yes please give as much detail as you can. I want to do my Camino in the British Isles because that's where my people are from.
 

Rherro

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Since I got back from doing the Frances last Thursday I not been able to settle down ..so tomorrow I am starting the Scottish version over 3-4 weeks ...if you like me to keep you updated with comments and photos please let me know .
Terry
Hi Terry. Would that be the “West Highland Way” you’re doing?
Thx,
Ray
 
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cardifflad52

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September 2015 completed my first Camino "The English Way "
Day 1 :- West Highland Way ..Milngavie to Blanefield approx 8km
Because I left yesterday at 5:30pm and arriving at the start of the walk at 10am I decided to have a short walk as I was just physically drained after almost a 13 hour coach trip from Cardiff via London .
On arrival it started raining so left my departure at 11am along the woodland country paths , only after an hour I sat down on a log and quietly took in my surroundings and the singing of the birds ..so peaceful I could have stayed the night there by pitching my tent , the next thing I knew 45 minutes had passed so off I was again and another 45 minutes or so I came across a bench outside a house and decided to chill out and look at my surroundings knowing I was in no rush I stayed there for an hour ..
The last couple of miles or km which ever you like was a gentle walk to where I was booked to stay tonight at Ardoch House which I never knew till I got here was the childhood home of John Muir who along with Bonny Prince Charlie evaded the English and escaped to America.
From tomorrow I be wild camping for the next week so looking forward to finding a place to pitch up ..
Have a nice day and stay safe
Terry
Hi Terry. Would that be the “West Highland Way” you’re doing?
Thx,
Ray
That's correct Ray , it's all about wild camping here as there is only hotels en route to Fort Willuam
 

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Chris Gi

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Ok, Sir wandering minstrel... be more precise! And take a tent, the costs will much higher. Don't blame the Scots reputation for meanness.It is just that we don't have hostel accommodation at shorter distances than seven leagues...
and did anybody mention midgies yet?😁
(and I forgot to say you need to practise saying Milngavie. It is sounded just like this: Mull guy. Who would have known? 😇) if you don't get it right nobody will have a clue where you are headed for...)
Yes - it's a totally foreign language. Just check out a few of these wee toons - Auchterader, Auchtermucty, Auchtenshuggle to name but a few.
Ok, Sir wandering minstrel... be more precise! And take a tent, the costs will much higher. Don't blame the Scots reputation for meanness.It is just that we don't have hostel accommodation at shorter distances than seven leagues...
and did anybody mention midgies yet?😁
(and I forgot to say you need to practise saying Milngavie. It is sounded just like this: Mull guy. Who would have known? 😇) if you don't get it right nobody will have a clue where you are headed for...)
 

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Yes - it's a totally foreign language. Just check out a few of these wee toons - Auchterader, Auchtermucty, Auchtenshuggle to name but a few
I was born and brought up a few miles south of Auchterarder. My sister lived for some years in Auchtermuchty. Never been to  Auchenshuggle though I do know how to spell it and the other two as well... :cool:
 

Olimpia

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Since I got back from doing the Frances last Thursday I not been able to settle down ..so tomorrow I am starting the Scottish version over 3-4 weeks ...if you like me to keep you updated with comments and photos please let me know .
Terry
Yes! Please share. I would like to know more about the Scottish version. Thank you so much. I hope you have a worder full journey.
 
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Yes - it's a totally foreign language. Just check out a few of these wee toons - Auchterader, Auchtermucty, Auchtenshuggle to name but a few.
I live quite near these first two places but Auchtenshoogle is a fictional village from a comic strip called "The Broons" in a Scottish Sunday newspaper 😂, @kirkie will know it well
 

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I was born and brought up a few miles south of Auchterarder. My sister lived for some years in Auchtermuchty. Never been to  Auchenshuggle though I do know how to spell it and the other two as well... :cool:
Wow, i was brought up in Milnathort, small world!!
 
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I live quite near these first two places but Auchtenshoogle is a fictional village from a comic strip called "The Broons" in a Scottish Sunday newspaper 😂, @kirkie will know it well
Indeed I do! Auchenshuggle was a name we tried to spot on other buses when we were heading home from Glasgow to Kirkie... just because it was the name of the toon where Oor Wullie lived even if the spelling was different. 😁
 

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Your welcomed ..I get the overnight coach up there so only do 7 miles before I stop for the day then be wild camping for the next 90 miles or so, you can find the first part of the route by googling West Highland Way ..After that it's the Great Glen Way covering 118km to Inverness , may see the lockness monster lol then from Inverness to John O Groats known as the coastal route stretching 236km , there no alberques only hotels so its camping out apart from 3 nights
We are cycling up the East coast of Scotland - so we may cross paths after Inverness! Look out for two overladen bikes - one with a camino shell!!
We too are wild camping, cooking and have midge masks!! But there should not be any/many on the East coast - and in the middle - hopefully later in summer... There is a midge forecast website....sign up at smidgeup.com
Have a great walk - and maybe see you along the Way.... Bonnie Camino!
 
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We are cycling up the East coast of Scotland - so we may cross paths after Inverness! Look out for two overladen bikes - one with a camino shell!!
We too are wild camping, cooking and have midge masks!! But there should not be any/many on the East coast - and in the middle - hopefully later in summer... There is a midge forecast website....sign up at smidgeup.com
Have a great walk - and maybe see you along the Way.... Bonnie Camino!
No, no, the East coast folks are too mean to share the midgies...
Just joking. I lived in Embru for many years, and loved it. Coming from a West of Scotland person, high praise. I wish you the best for your cycling trip. Stay safe. Bonnie is such a beautiful word, isn't it?
 

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We are cycling up the East coast of Scotland - so we may cross paths after Inverness! Look out for two overladen bikes - one with a camino shell!!
We too are wild camping, cooking and have midge masks!! But there should not be any/many on the East coast - and in the middle - hopefully later in summer... There is a midge forecast website....sign up at smidgeup.com
Have a great walk - and maybe see you along the Way.... Bonnie Camino!
I really like that Bonnie Camino!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!😁
 

Peter462

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You'll have an absolute ball, especially once you get beyond Rowardennan at Loch lomond. It's pretty wild from there until Fort William but the scenery is stunning
 

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