Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Two Trails to Trek

Two lighthouse destinations or starting points may soon feature in many more lives. Yesterday saw the launch of the preparations for the 470-mile Scottish National Trail from Kirk Yetholm in the Borders to Cape Wrath  in the Highlands. That ultimate lighthouse in the far north-west of the mainland is immediately above. On top is the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse that commences or ends the Outer Hebrides Way which is a route from the Butt to Barra, or to be more precise, to Vatersay in the south, 220 miles away. Peter Clarke's long-distance walk, the research on which was spread over many years, culminated in the publication of his book, The Timeless Way. Preparations are underway for his trek to become an official trail.

Scottish Islands Explorer - trials and trails exposed and explored

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