During my 2 weeks off from work, I walked the Stank Glen route in Callander and also along Loch Katrine in Aberfoyle. I filmed both of the walks (video below) but I thought I would share the photos:

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The Stank Glen loop starts at one of the Ben Ledi routes, is 9km long, has brilliant paths and great views over Loch Lubnaig.

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Drive to Callander

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Ben Ledi

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Loch Lubnaig

3 days after Stank Glen, I set out to do Primrose Hill in Aberfoyle but decided on a walk along Loch Katrine instead. Although it wasn’t planned, I ended up doing 14 miles altogether! Despite the sore legs, it was worth it for these views.

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You can see all the footage from these days in my new Creep Week vlog along with clips from Ben Donich!

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Scottish weather is a complete mystery. Sun can’t be guaranteed in summer and snow can’t be guaranteed in winter; you just never know what it’s going to be like outside. Deciding what to wear when heading out can be problematic – we can’t always rely on the weather forecast.

Yesterday, the weather forecast said it was to be dry and sunny, so I jumped on the chance of a drive to Arrochar for a small hill walk. When I got there, it was pissing down. Typical.
(Tip for walking in Scotland: Always bring waterproofs!)
Thankfully, it dried up later on and it ended up being perfect walking weather!

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Speaking of being prepared for the weather, in January, I was not prepared for the snow. Luckily, it only lasted for 2 days (thank GOD) and on one of the days, I enjoyed a stroll in Balloch Park, watching everyone sledging while everyone pelted each other with snowballs.


The vlog from both of these days will be linked at the end of this post.

Here are the rest of the photos:

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Also stopped at Firkin Point, Loch Lomond on the way back from Arrochar.

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Balloch Park

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I recently walked the Glen Loin and Coiregrograin Circuit, Arrochar in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. I managed 12 miles in 5 hours, (it’s an 11 mile loop, but I took a wrong turn at one point!) and managed to escape the rain. It was enjoyable, but it showed me just how long it’s been since I’ve hiked – my legs were killing me!

You can see the walk in my new youtube video, which includes footage of us hitting a bog and almost getting stuck; story of my life.

Here are some photos from the day:











The video: