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Exploring Kirk Yetholm & Town Yetholm: Scotland’s Answer to the Cotswolds

Next to the village of Kirk Yetholm, England ends and Scotland begins. Less than a mile away lies its twin village, Town Yetholm. Located in the region of the Scottish Borders, the Yetholm villages are connected by a country lane and separated by the Bowmont Water that runs between them. Yetholm translated to English means …

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4 Things Walking the Length of Scotland Solo Taught Me

In the summer of 2018, I decided to go for a walk.  This walk began in Kirk Yetholm at the Scotland/England border and zig-zagged up to Cape Wrath, Scotland’s most north-western point.  The name of this not-so-wee wander is the Scottish National Trail, and I, someone who hadn’t wild camped since high school, decided I …

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My Scotland Hiking Blog of the Scottish National Trail

In May 2018 I thru-hiked the Scottish National Trail, an 864 kilometre (536 mile) trail that runs the length of Scotland. I chose to hike the Scottish National Trail solo, because a solo female hadn’t completed this hike. I wanted to prove that if someone who has an average athletic ability like I do could …

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Into The Wild: A Girls Hiking Weekend at Loch Ossian Youth Hostel

When my friend Kathi from Watch Me See suggested we head away for a girls hiking weekend, I jumped at the opportunity. We both needed a break from our busy lives in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and so we headed north to the Scottish Highlands. Our chosen destination was the remote Loch Ossian on the northeastern edge …

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The 10 Best Bothies in Scotland

Once a local secret, mountain bothies have made a comeback with hikers and outdoor enthusiasts after the release of The Bothy Bible, a detailed book that lists over 100 bothies found throughout Scotland. It wasn’t until I was halfway through my hike of the Scottish National Trail that I stayed in my first bothy. And oh …

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