#78 BLAZING THE LAST TRAIL

You’re on your own, after LEJoG Day 78 LEJoG Day 78 pre-amble As in, you no longer have a guidebook. This is the last day on which I was able to follow a Trailblazer guide. It’s also the last day on an officially-recognised National Trail. The full record is: South West Coast Path (Days 1 […]

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#77 30C AT 57N

LEJoG Day 77 – it’s a matter of degrees LEJoG Day 77 pre-amble Today was a hot one. Not just “very warm”, and not even “warm for Scotland”. It was hot, almost all the way through the walk. The mercury wasn’t quite up there with the day after Alston in 2019 (still a record-breaker I […]

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#76 “TAKE THE HIGH ROAD!”

Listen to that advice, on LEJoG Day 76 LEJoG Day 76 preamble ‘Take The High Road’ was a soap opera set in Scotland, which for reasons way beyond the ken of a Central region child, seemed to be on every flipping day during school holidays. The phrase comes from the chorus of the traditional Scottish […]

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#75 MONSTER

Day 75: LEJoG – the Longest Day LEJoG Day 75 preamble The title “Monster” refers to both the length and conclusion of today’s walk. 25½ miles snatches the distance record from Barnstaple to Simonsbath, over 3 years earlier. And the destination was Fort Augustus, at the southern edge of Loch Ness, world-famous for its elusive […]

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#74 FLAWED HEEL FLOORED

A foot injury is no obstacle to LEJoG Day 74 LEJoG Day 74 pre-amble The long-awaited return to Fort William and LEJoG followed an extremely difficult autumn and winter. It’s not really the place to discuss Covid-19, but the virus cast a very long shadow over all aspects of life in Britain between September 2020 […]

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