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jemmaloujo

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Great Glen Way
« on: 15:46:39, 22/05/06 »
Hi there,

Just wondering if anyone has got some advice for a bunch of walking novices tackling the Great Glen Way in June?

What sort of clothing, equipment etc is needed? Any general walking advice?

many thanks!!!

Chris

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Re: Great Glen Way
« Reply #1 on: 22:01:00, 23/05/06 »
Don't do it in wellies and a fisherman's oilskin, which is what I wore years ago when attempting to climb the Cuillins in the Isle of Skye. Crippling, but at least I was fairly dry.

I guess just the usual advice: good waterproof walking boots, and a breathable waterproof jacket (Goretex if you can afford it).

Are you planning to backpack/camp?

jemmaloujo

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Re: Great Glen Way
« Reply #2 on: 09:53:52, 24/05/06 »
Thanx for your reply!

We are staying in youth hostels along the way.....decided for our first lengthy walk we couldn't be bothered to carry tents etc aswell  :D


batfink21

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Re: Great Glen Way
« Reply #3 on: 12:15:37, 24/05/06 »
Hiya Jemma,

Have a look at my website for some advice on tackling long distance walks:

http://www.westhighlandway.org.uk

If you're still thinking about what to do, the West Highland Way is supposed to be a lot more scenic and enjoyable than the Great Glen Way which mainly follows roads and tracks the entire distance.

We camped, but there were plenty of guesthouses, B&Bs, bunkhouses, hotels, etc along the way.