Glenfarg Railway Tunnels

This isn’t a complete route per se but more of an interesting place to run that can easily be visited as part of various different possible routes. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve been through the tunnels now, but last weekend I went back to take a few pictures and share themContinue reading “Glenfarg Railway Tunnels”

The Speyside Way

How best to follow a last year’s successful long distance walking family holiday? With another one of course! This year we picked out the Speyside Way, an 87 mile route that largely follows the River Spey from Newtonmore, through the Cairngorms National Park to finish at Buckie on the Moray coast. Slightly shorter than theContinue reading “The Speyside Way”

Lady Anne’s Way 100

This blog took quite a long time to write… much like the race did to complete! We hope you enjoy reading it. While recovering from the Pilgrim’s Ultra, Julie went looking for her next 100 mile adventure. It needed to ideally be in the Yorkshire area to make the logistics work and the Lady Anne’sContinue reading “Lady Anne’s Way 100”

Feel The Burns 2022

Last weekend we made the short trip down to Selkirk to run the early-season “Feel The Burns” hill race. At 13 miles in length, with nearly 3000 feet of climbing, the route is certainly shorter and steeper than we’re used to. It’s hosted by volunteer group Selkirk Fund Runners, raising money for the Tweed ValleyContinue reading “Feel The Burns 2022”

Wild camping and walking in the Cairngorms: Glen Callater and Lochnagar

This has taken some planning, the main challenge being how to pack so that 2 adults can carry most of what is needed for 6 people to camp overnight and enjoy a day in the hills!  Iain and Julie carried most of what was needed (tent, sleeping bags, stove and gas, food etc) and theContinue reading “Wild camping and walking in the Cairngorms: Glen Callater and Lochnagar”

Seven Hills of Edinburgh 2021

Today I had the chance to run a race that’s been on my to-do list for several years. I think I first heard about the Seven Hills back in 2016 or earlier when I was working in Edinburgh. Taking in the seven major high points of central Edinburgh – Calton, Castle, Corstorphine, Craiglockhart, Buckstone Snab/Braid,Continue reading “Seven Hills of Edinburgh 2021”