MY WALKING WORLD David Preston

  

 

 Last updated 25/08/2016

 
 

I have just returned from my recent walk on the Cateran Trail in Perthshire. This 64 mile circular walk starts and finishes in Blairgowrie.

The Cateran Trail is named after the Cattle Rustlers of the 15th to 17th centuries and uses ancient paths through glens, hills and farmland.

The trail passes through several villages where accommodation is available but campsites are rare, however the Tourist Office in Blairgowrie advises that wild camping is perfectly acceptable if you follow certain basic rules such as leave nothing but footprints and camp well away from any dwellings. Out of sight, out of mind is the best policy. There are quite a few remote places such as woods and quiet glens to camp but you need to be discreet.  Some days I walked further than I wanted to ensure I complied with these recommendations but it was a great trip and the weather was good. If you don't want to camp I believe some B & B's will drop you off and collect you if you stay with them.

I am just in the process of updating the information about the walk and it should be completed this week.

Heading down to the Spittal of Glenshee on the Cateran Trail 13/08/16

Recent Walks on the Walking Summary 2015 and Walking Summary 2016
           
           
21/08/16   High Peak Walk 16107 New Mills and Hayfield with Macclesfield Ramblers Overcast 7 miles
16/08/16   Perthshire Walk 16106 Cateran Trail - Alyth to Blairgowrie Sunny 18 miles
15/08/16   Perthshire Walk 16105 Cateran Trail - Kirton of Glenisla to Alyth Sunny 12 miles
14/08/16   Perthshire Walk 16104 Cateran Trail - Glenshee Outdoor Centre to Kirton of Glenisla Sunny periods 12 miles
13/08/16   Perthshire Walk 16103 Cateran Trail - Easter Dalnabreck to Glenshee Outdoor Centre Sunny periods 16 miles
12/08/16   Perthshire Walk 16102 Cateran Trail - Blairgowrie to Easter Dalnabreck Sunny periods 12 miles
07/08/16   Staffordshire Walk 16101 Timbersbrook and Biddulph Valley Way with Macclesfield Ramblers Sunny periods 7 miles
03/08/16   Cheshire Walk 16100 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear night 2 miles
31/07/16   Staffordshire Walk 16099 Rushton Spencer and Bosley Cloud with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny periods 7 miles
29/07/16   Peak District Walk 16098 Mam Tor, Lose Hill and Castleton Sunshine and showers 8 miles
25/07/16   Cheshire Walk 16097 Macclesfield Forest and Nessit Hill Clear night 2 miles
24/07/16   Lake District Walk 16096   Rosthwaite to Grange via Castle Crag Sunshine and showers 3 miles
18/07/16   Cheshire Walk 16095 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest Sunny evening, warm 25c 2 miles
17/07/16   Cheshire Walk 16094 Macclesfield Forest &  Piggford Moor with Broken Cross Walkers Sunny 7 miles
14/07/16   Cheshire Walk 16093 Nessit Hill and Macclesforest evening walk Clear evening, 2 miles
11/07/16   Cheshire Walk 16092 Nessit Hill and Macclesfield Forest evening walk Clear evening 2 miles
09/07/16   Lake District Walk 16091 Seathwaite and Esk Hause with MaccPackers Rain, gusting winds 10 miles
08/07/16   Lake District Walk 16090 Coombe Door Top & Borrowdale  with MaccPackers Sunny periods 6 miles
  The little bus on my walks list means I have used public  transport on my walk. Especially useful now I have a Bus and Senior Rail Pass

This weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

 

Click on the image on the left for photos of my trip across the Knoydart in May of 2014. A wonderful trip and I am looking forward to another in a remote area next year. Probably be in Scotland but you never know, the maps are out

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Walking miles since 2003

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Total Running total Walks in Year Avg length
2003             43 32 39 11 43 17 185 185 20 9.25
2004 29 48 35 18 44 0 81 13 24 41 37 21 391 576 45 8.69
2005 37 37 29 44 9 35 26 42 7 38 42 13 359 935 41 8.76
2006 36 29 29 20 33 12 77 17 45 44 30 13 385 1320 49 7.86
2007 12 37 67 45 15 30 67 37 52 23 27 10 422 1742 50 8.44
2008 21 39 21 59 15 33 54 9 20 30 10 23 334 2076 38 8.79
2009 35 61 33 0 31 51 102 19 51 37 22 33 475 2551 50 9.50
2010 15 40 35 58 20 61 25 29 16 43 39 23 404 2955 51 7.92
2011 15 40 35 58 20 61 132 86 37 87 87 48 706 3661 96 7.35
2012 60 51 91 34 68 44 70 34 88 99 60 41 740 4401 97 7.63
2013 45 74 87 91 75 71 122 86 71 17 60 48 847 5248 116 7.30
2014 61 69 122 72 84 96 42 87 79 45 88 69 914 6062 120 7.62
2015 35 70 82 75 107 47 107 68 85 61 61 40 840 7002 136 6.18
2016 57 89 71 71 114 53 58 86         599 7601 107 5.60
                                 

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