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
A virtual trip. The in-person one was cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions in 2020
Introductory blog – Research and Preparation for the trip
Home, Belonging and a Sense of Identity
See also Leo du Feu’s walk from Waverley station to Wardie Bay and his lovely photos here.
Edinburgh, Athens of the North
6 things to do in Edinburgh when it rains
Walk – Granton to South Queensferry
5 castles to visit in and around Edinburgh
Fife Coastal Path: Burntisland to East Wemyss
Fife Coastal Path: East Wemyss to Lundin Links
Fife Coastal Path : Lundin Links to St Monans, 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
Train from Edinburgh to Tweedbank and walk into Melrose
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
Berwickshire Coastal Path
Berwick-upon-Tweed to Eyemouth
Have you been to Orkney? I would love to hear where you went and what you found there. Leave a comment if you like!