Day 159 : Torridon – Redpoint

I am staying at the lovely Scottish Youth Hostel at Torridon which is in a fantastic location with the friendly Matt and Emily running the place. The place is popular amongst walkers, climbers and cyclists. When I arrived I could hear the stags barking as it were the rutting season. I was to hear plenty of this over the next few days.

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Walk Date :                7th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     14.60 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,497.29 miles
Accommodation :      SYHA, Torridon

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Day 158 : Kenmore – Torridon

I walk today from Kenmore on Loch Torridon along the coast and to another loch off loch Torridon called Loch Sheidaig. I get fantastic views of the Torridon range of mountains including Beinn Alligin, Liathach and Beinn Eighe

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Walk Date :                7th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     18.20 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,482.69 miles
Accommodation :      SYHA, Hartfield House, Applecross

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Day 157 : Applecross – Kenmore

Today I am going to be walking mostly along the coastal road northwards out of Applecross. This road has been there since the 1970’s, before that the only way in was by the high road over Bealach na Ba or by boat.

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Walk Date :                6th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     16.90 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,464.49 miles
Accommodation :      SYHA, Hartfield House, Applecross

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Day 156 : Carn Glas – Applecross

The road across Bealach na Ba to Applecross is often closed in winter due to bad weather, quite often for many weeks. The alternative by road is a twenty eight mile detour along the coast road around the north of the peninsular.

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Walk Date :                5th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     16.50 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,447.59 miles
Accommodation :      SYHA, Hartfield House, Applecross

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Day 155 : Strome Castle – Carn Glas

It’s time for me to leave the cottage that the family and I had rented at Ratagan. After a good clean up and packing I left the keys and was on my way. I make my way to North Strome to continue my walk.

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Walk Date :                4th Oct 2015
Mileage :                     15.70 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,431.09 miles
Accommodation :      SYHA, Hartfield House, Applecross

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Day 154 : Stromeferry – Strome Castle

The main road now bypasses the village of Stromeferry. There used to be a road sign off the main road that said Stromeferry, and then in brackets “No Ferry”. My walk today takes me around the head of Loch Carron to North Strome which is where the ferry used to go to.

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Walk Date :                1st Oct 2015
Mileage :                     15.60 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,415.39 miles
Accommodation :      Cottage, Loch Duich Lodge, Ratagan

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Day 153 : Balmacara – Stromeferry

I did not quite cover the distance I intended yesterday, with my knee strapped up I was walking quite stiffly and the knee was aching by the end of the day. I continue again today, again with a support bandage on the knee and I hope over the next few days I can catch up.

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Walk Date :                30th Sep 2015
Mileage :                     18.50 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,399.79 miles
Accommodation :      Cottage, Loch Duich Lodge, Ratagan

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