Tammy has for the third time come through with a hike that is guaranteed to challenge us, educate us, provide fun, good food, good drink and wonderful companionship.
April 2. Meet in Seattle, fly to Reykjavik. Stay two nights in a beautiful Airbnb, experience the wonderful outdoor hot springs, explore the area.
April 5 fly to Manchester, England; hop on a train to Corbridge, England
April 6 hike 10 miles to Chollerford, England
April 7 hike 12 miles to Once Brewed, England
April 8. Hike 9 miles to Gilsland, England
April 9. Hike 9 miles to Brampton, England
All of these hikes follow along Hadrian’s Wall, this time of year we are prepared for wind and rain.
April 10 take train from Brampton, England to Ballater, Scotland. It is a 7 hour train ride and a put our feet up day!
April 11. Hike the 7 mile Sgor Buidhe Circuit
April 12. Transfer to Crathie (or Braemar) and hike the 4 mile Lion’s Face & The Cromlin’s Walk
April 13. Take a Braemar Highland Safari guided excursion and see all the local wildlife.
April 14. Transfer to Aviemore, Scotland
April 15. Hike 11 miles to Loch an Eilein
April 16. Take train to Boat of Garten, Scotland
April 17. Hike 11 miles from Speyside Way to Grantown, Scotland
April 18. Take the Strathspey railway back to Aviemore, then train from Aviemore to Edinburgh. Fly from Edinburgh to Belfast City, Ireland.
April 19. Travel from Belfast City to Cushendall for the night.
April 20. Hike between 7-15.5 miles around the Glenariff Nature Reserve
April 21. Hike 12.5 miles to Ballycastle, Northern Ireland
April 22. Hike around Rathlin Island
April 23. Hike 9 miles to Ballintoy, Northern Ireland
April 24. Hike 11 miles to Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
April 25. Hike 14.5 miles to Portstewart, Northern Ireland
April 26. Take train from Portstewart to Belfast City, fly from Belfast City, Ireland to Manchester, England
April 27. Fly from Manchester, England to Seattle, Wa.
I hope at this point you are not placing bets as to whether we make it or not, if you are, good luck!