The blogger meets his destiny, on LEJoG Day 73 Day 73 pre-amble You could argue that the whole of LEJoG was leading up to this. I called myself “Ben Wainless”, knowing that ‘Ben’ was a Scottish word for mountain. The reveal of my real name was always going to happen in Scotland. And, at the […]Read More #73 ARRON MEETS BEN
The Ultimate Sidetrack – LEJoG Day 72 Day 72 pre-amble Well, this is a longer pre-amble than usual, because it includes a rest day. On Tuesday 22 September I woke full of plans for an assault on Buachaille Etive Mor and, if time allowed, a side trip to Glencoe village. The beckoning pyramid of The […]Read More #72 IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
I’ve found a true connection with Scotland – LEJoG Day 71 Day 71 pre-amble A Chart Music-inspired 1970s song reference there, for all the pop-crazed youngsters. The ‘Moor’ is Rannoch Moor, the largest expanse of uninhabited wilderness in Britain. I’m sure I read that somewhere but can’t find it in the Trailblazer guidebook or online […]Read More #71 MOOR! MOR! MORE!
National Parks no more – LEJoG Day 70 Day 70 pre-amble After a blitz of three posts in four days, I’ve taken a little break. The blog has received more hits than ever before in the last 7 days, so I could argue that the hiatus is a deliberate policy, enabling visitors to sample as […]Read More #70 NECKLINE
Welcome to Hogwarts LEJoG Day 68 Day 68 pre-amble 68 days in and I think that’s the first Harry Potter reference on 50FootHead. I read all of the books between 2003 and 2007 but wouldn’t call myself a “fan” as such. For example: I haven’t seen all of the films, thought Order of the Phoenix […]Read More #68 INVISIBILITY CLOAKS
Welcome to the West Highland Way: LEJoG Day 67 Day 67 pre-amble This is the first day of the best long-distance walk I’ve completed so far: the West Highland Way. It’s also a strong contender for the best day of my LEJoG so far. Certainly it was the most memorable since Malham Cove and Pen-y-ghent […]Read More #67 THE REMAINS OF THE WAY
Welcome to LEJoG Day 46 – tuck in Day 46 pre-amble Certainly the best day walk on the Pennine Way so far, and arguably the best walk of my LEJoG to date. I’d go so far as to say if you don’t enjoy this stage, you’ve no business being a distance walker. With the caveat […]Read More #46 FEAST