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25/10/2022 at 1:03pm
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This last week I was pleased to join my friends for the first time since 2018 for our 'start of season' backpacking trip for 5 days in Scotland from Blair Atholl. I managed a weekend backpack in January but this was the longest trip on my new ankle fitted last March. We did 45 miles in 5 days. It would have been nearer 60 over 6 days but we had to divert to Kingussie as one of our group was a little unwell with suspected vertigo.    I started with a 30lb rucsac & only experienced a little discomfort plus some hesitation & nerves crossing awkward streams & terrain. I'm very pleased with the progress & hoping to get out more over the winter.   I've also cycled over 1600 miles this year & hoping to get to 2000 by end of year & more next year. It can be done! I'm pushing 61 now so no time to waste!





















via mobile 25/10/2022 at 1:21pm
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Great pics. Looks good.
Glen tilt to Glen Feshie? I saw Gary from Speedster stoves had posted the trip on Insta. Recognise Ruigh Aiteachain. Haven't stayed there since they did it up.
The wife and I are considering that in the opposite direction next May.


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via mobile 25/10/2022 at 2:00pm
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Good photos.
Glen Tilt is an enjoyable walk from the Blair Atholl campsite too (speaking as one whose joints arenít now up to backpacking over uneven ground).
A reminder to read again Nan Shepherdís classic book ďThe living mountainĒ: thank you.

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25/10/2022 at 3:57pm
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Quote: Originally posted by Ewen c on 25/10/2022
Glen tilt to Glen Feshie?



Aye. We were supposed to do another 2 days back to Blair Atholl where we started but did 2 half days to Kingussie instead. I stayed in that bothy back in '91. (used same rucsac that trip too!). One of a handful of times I've used a bothy. Not a fan. Plenty of scope for miles with modest ascents - just what I need at moment.

Quote: Originally posted by Fiona W on 25/10/2022
Good photos.
Glen Tilt is an enjoyable walk from the Blair Atholl campsite too



We started from Blair Atholl & stayed 2 nights at the campsite there instead of the planned 1 at the end of the trip after getting train down from Kingussie. We took advantage of the discount the site offers to visit the castle as we had time to kill. Castle gardens are free for campers & inside castle just £5.


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Grand photos, lucky you. Thanks for posting.


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29/10/2022 at 8:18am
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Great pics. Thank you.

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29/10/2022 at 9:50am
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Looks fantastic, great photos. One of these days I will be up that way back packing

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29/10/2022 at 3:56pm
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Thanks all.   Hoping to get another couple of backpacking trips in this year plus a couple more in the campervan.


via mobile 29/10/2022 at 4:15pm
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Itís been a wet & windy autumn in Ayrshire, much of our autumn colour is off the trees, in soggy piles. But the first snows & blue skies have arrived up north, judging by the weekly photos of Scotland in the BBC news app.

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30/10/2022 at 9:52pm
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Stunning photos! Looks like a good trip.

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22/2/2024 at 6:10pm
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Excellent. The walk from Blair Atholl to Kingussie via Glen Tilt and Glen Feshie is one that I have my eye on. Glen Feshie is particularly beautiful, possibly my favourite glen, and I long to return.

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via mobile 05/3/2024 at 2:40pm
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Quote: Originally posted by richardh1905 on 22/2/2024
Glen Feshie is particularly beautiful, possibly my favourite glen, and I long to return.



Owned by Danish entrepreneur Anders Holch Povlsen, Scotlandís largest landowner. Hopefully you can get back to Glen Feshie some time. Iíd be interested to know if you see any noticeable difference since your last visit, given his rewilding program (deer management, tree planting etc).
(Iím partial to Glen Affric, but itís not in the Cairngorms.)

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11/3/2024 at 8:44am
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Quote: Originally posted by Fiona W on 05/3/2024
Owned by Danish entrepreneur Anders Holch Povlsen, Scotlandís largest landowner. Hopefully you can get back to Glen Feshie some time. Iíd be interested to know if you see any noticeable difference since your last visit, given his rewilding program (deer management, tree planting etc).
(Iím partial to Glen Affric, but itís not in the Cairngorms.)



Yes, I know about Mr Povlsen, he is rewilding his estates in Sutherland too. Nice to see some billionaires doing something worthwhile with their money, very commendable.

PS - I too am partial to Glen Affric, but it has been many a year since I have been there.



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I should go to Glen Affric, as it's almost my name.


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https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/ckk726lkx7po
ďMountaineer Anna Wells has become the first woman to have reached the top of all of Scotland's 282 Munros in one winter season.
ďThe 34-year-old, from Inverness, took 83 days to complete what is called the Winter Munro Round.
ďStarting on 22 December, the qualified mountaineering instructor had to finish her challenge before the end of astronomical winter on 20 March.

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15/3/2024 at 10:37pm
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Povlsen has made a big difference



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