Thursday, 20 February 2014


The next fifteen years

Time to put circle another date in the diary: Tuesday 20 February 2029. I will be fifty-seven years old. It will be thirty years since my first coast walk.

Sometime before then we hope to complete our walk round the perimeter of this island, celebrating with a group to join up the whole circuit in Gretna.

Before then, there are two to three thousand miles of walking to be done.

Highlights will include:

  • Connecting with our other segments in Leith and Corpach
  • The Elie chain walk
  • Raising a glass to Michael Marra in Dundee's Tay Bridge Bar
  • Turning our backs on Trump's folly on the Menie Links
  • Remembering Local Hero in Pennan
  • Finishing Lands' End to John O'Groats the long way
  • Visiting the island's most northerly and most westerly points
  • Turning the final corner at desolate Cape Wrath
  • Popping in on the remote community of Scoraig
  • Keeping a safe distance from Gruinard ("Anthrax") Island
  • Walking barefoot on the white sands of Arisaig
  • Learning to love the back-and-forth of sea lochs on the west coast
  • Figuring out the Electric Brae
  • Catching our first glimpse of England again across the Solway Firth

We'd be delighted for company on some of it — please get in touch, whether you fancy walking for a mile or a whole week!

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