|The West Highland Way|
What a fantastic experience. Carrying all I needed to camp and live for the week, I have just walked the West Highland Way long distance footpath in Scotland, UK. 96 miles of incredible trekking, scenery and nature and I certainly feel refreshed and excited. What a well needed break from the usual 'daily grind' (so to speak) that we all accidentally fall into as we go about our usual daily tasks at home and at work.
So why am I telling you all about this on a trail running blog? Well, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it makes for an ideal long distance multi-day or ultra run, as the paths are easily run and very well marked and signposted. I decided not long into the walk that I would be returning to run the trail one day in the near future. With B&B's and hostels along the way, it would easily be possible to run from one end to the other over 3 days with only a small pack of essentials on your back. Secondly, I really wanted to share a few photo's and ideas with you all.....
Sometimes we all get bogged down with our usual daily tasks and work, and it pays to escape and explore every now and again. It refreshes the mind, excites the senses and gives your mind a real break from everything that, over time, can get us all a bit down at times. Getting into the hills and mountains, walking beside the Lochs and wild camping in the middle of nowhere with no mobile phone reception is about as far as one can escape in the UK, and the therapy certainly works.
|Wild camping at Rannoch Moor|
With fresh ideas, new exciting challenges planned and a more grounded idea about what is really important in life I am not regretting even a minute of the experience.
Happy running and exploring!
What a brilliant thing to do! I can so easily forget what an amazing world we live in and am so grateful for those times of refreshing when I get out into it again! Always good times. Let's get out there and enjoy an adventure!ReplyDelete
Always up for an adventure!!!Delete