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 Post subject: The Skye Walk from south to north
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:10 pm 
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Since visiting Skye last October I've been planning a long distance walk on the island. There seems to be two alternatives to walk - one is the route of David Paterson 'A long walk on the Isle of Skye', and the other is Cameron McNeish and 'The Skye Walk'

The Skye Walk is from the north to the south (in the book it is), whereas the David Paterson route is south to north. I've chosen to walk north with the sun, wind, snow, rain, sleet (delete as appropriate) at my back.

It should be fun - details on the blog if you're interested. Lonewalker will be there a week or two before me but from north to south-ish :wink:

Any comments are appreciated of course

http://www.ramblingpete.walkingplaces.co.uk/blog/?p=1742


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 Post subject: Re: The Skye Walk from south to north
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:02 pm 
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I read David Paterson's book quite recently when I was planning our series of LDW's for this coming May. I finally realized that I was trying to cram too much into one holiday so visiting the Isle of Skye will have to wait for another trip. I'll be following your reports with interest. Have a great walk and I hope the weather is favourable. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The Skye Walk from south to north
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:26 am 
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And if you fancy a slightly different perspective to the walk - you can follow my blog, which will be tracking me from north to south - over a slightly different route, following the "Skye Trail" book by Cameron McNeish.

I'm walking a couple of weeks earlier than Pete so I'll get all the good spring weather and leave Pete the awful stuff - well I can only hope anyway! :)

http://www.lonewalker.walkingplaces.co.uk/diary/?p=765

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 Post subject: Re: The Skye Walk from south to north
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:17 pm 
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If I was a betting man....and I am..then I'd be putting my money on both of us getting wet at sometime...

But I'll settle for a week of fine weather :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: The Skye Walk from south to north
PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:11 pm 
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Haha! Yep, I wouldn't bet against that :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Skye Walk from south to north
PostPosted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:39 pm 
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Sounds like an interesting walk - I'll be checking on both LW and RP to see how they get on. Might be a candidate for me in 2013.

I might have missed it but I didn't see a start date for either of your walks other than they will be about two weeks apart. Enlighten please.

Looking forward to reading of your experiences.

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 Post subject: Re: The Skye Walk from south to north
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:19 pm 
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First walking day for me will be Saturday 28th April - after having driven the 450 miles from home to Skye on the Friday evening/night - fortunately I'm sharing the driving with my brother :)

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 Post subject: Re: The Skye Walk from south to north
PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 11:58 pm 
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I hope the sun shines on your walk. Take lots of photos so I can see the places where we were thinking of walking. We'll be flying our way to Glasgow May 1 to meet with friends before walking Hadrian's Wall. After which we walk the West Highland Way, Great Glen Way and if things go according to plan the Fife Coastal Path or parts of it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Skye Walk from south to north
PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2012 10:53 pm 
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Gregg wrote:
Sounds like an interesting walk - I'll be checking on both LW and RP to see how they get on. Might be a candidate for me in 2013.

I might have missed it but I didn't see a start date for either of your walks other than they will be about two weeks apart. Enlighten please.

Looking forward to reading of your experiences.


I'll be driving up on the 7th May and starting the bogtrot on the 8th May - I'm still thinking about a pair of Yeti Gaiters but I'm not sure if I have the strength to fit them to my boots!!

Still planning for a dry week I'll be watching the weather at the end of April with interest :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: The Skye Walk from south to north
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:17 pm 
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Not long to go now...

Lonewalker is setting out from the north of the island at Duntulm on the 28th April - he looks like he will have a dry day or two to kick off his walk.

I should meet Stuart on his last day and my first day somewhere between Armadale and Ord -it should be difficult to miss a 6ft 4" hillwalker!!

We hope to be blogging everyday on our respective diaries -

Mine is here - http://www.ramblingpete.walkingplaces.co.uk/blog/ for anyone who is interested


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:14 pm 
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To Rambling Pete and Lone Walker:
The weather can't be much worse than it is in the North Midlands, so have a good time!
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 Post subject: Re: The Skye Walk from south to north
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 4:17 pm 
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Lone walker is now having a cold one :) after a great walking day.

And he is fast and up to date with his blogs. so enjoy.
http://www.lonewalker.walkingplaces.co.uk/diary/

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:05 pm 
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Stuart has kindly updated my site with this great walk. probably one of the best I've completed. Hard to choose whats next. :?


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