Inspired by trekking the Camino Frances in Spain in Autumn 2016, I returned to my home in Edinburgh and continue to walk here every day, exploring the city and the wonderful countryside further afield. Click on the underlined headings to read each blog!

Pilgrimage for COP26 – Dunbar to Glasgow 2021

Walking into Portobello, October 2021 on the Pilgrimage for COP26


Photo courtesy of Promote Shetland Facebook Page

A virtual trip. The in-person one was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions in 2020

Introductory blog – Research and Preparation for the trip

Days 1 and 2 Leith to Lerwick

Home, Belonging and a Sense of Identity

Lerwick and Northmavine

Walking on Shetland

Whalsay and Bressay


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Leith Harbour, Edinburgh.

See also Leo du Feu’s walk from Waverley station to Wardie Bay and his lovely photos here.

Edinburgh Page

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Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.

Edinburgh, Athens of the North

The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Holyrood House, the Queen’s residence, Edinburgh.

6 things to do in Edinburgh when it rains

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Buddha, The National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh.

Walk – Granton to South Queensferry

5 castles to visit in and around Edinburgh

Craigmillar Castle
Craigmillar Castle, Scotland.

Edinburgh Cycle Paths

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Scotland’s National Cycle Network sign.

Dalry Cemetery

Newhaven Harbour, Edinburgh

Newhaven Harbour
Newhaven Harbour, north Edinburgh.


St Margaret’s Way

Aberdour, Fife

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The Fife coast, Sctoland.

Fife Coastal Path: Burntisland to East Wemyss

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Fife, Scotland.

Fife Coastal Path: East Wemyss to Lundin Links

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Old industrial buildings, Fife, Scotland.

Fife Coastal Path : Lundin Links to St Monans, Fife Coastal Path, Scotland

The Fife Coastal Path, Scotland

Fife Coastal Path : St Monans to Kingsbarns

Fife Coastal Path: Kingsbarns to Guardbridge

Fife Coastal Path: Leuchars to Wormit

Fife Coastal Path: Wormit to Newburgh

What to pack in your rucksack

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My trusty rucksack has been all over Europe.
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Edinburgh, Scotland.

Scottish Borders

Train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank and walk into Melrose

The River Tweed near Melrose, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders.


I have always loved travelling by boat and so did not even consider flying to Orkney when I set off to walk the St Magnus Way pilgrimage. Many years ago, I was hugely inspired by Nick Thorpe’s Adrift in Caledonia which not only took a trip around Scotland by water, west from Edinburgh and back again by the Firth of Forth (see above!), but told stories of monks in small craft pitting their human strength against the might of the Irish Sea. You can read about my Orcadian walk here

The St Magnus Way pilgrimage page

Stacks off the north coast of Orkney Mainland, St Magnus Way, Scotland

Berwickshire Coastal Path

Berwick-upon-Tweed to Eyemouth

Eyemouth to St Abbs Head

St Abbs to Cockburnspath

Between St Abbs and Cockburnspath, Berwickshire Coastal Path, Scotland

Have you been to Orkney? I would love to hear where you went and what you found there. Leave a comment if you like!

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