Category Walks

Kepler Track

From lush rain forest paths along the shores of Lake Te Anau and Manapouri to alpine sections over Mt Luxmore and exposed ridges. Some modest rain, but dodged some nasty weather on the day that counted. Day 1 – Te…

Lake Waikaremoana

A lovely semi-circular walk from Whanganui Hut to Onetoto Bay along the shores of Lake Waikaremoana. And it would not be a Great Walk if it did not rain, and it certainly rain on the last day. Day 1 –…

Milford Track

Back in October, Caroline and I visited Milford Sounds and were amazed at the stunning beauty of this place. That night I booked a spot on the Milford Track. There was just one spot for one person available for the…

Day 7: Blackfold to Inverness

Thursday, July 14th, 2016 — 12km / 7.5miles A leisurely start at 10am for a leisurely day’s walking. The morning’s pick-up to drop me back at Blackfold was around 9:30am, and I was back on the trail at 10:10am. I’d…

Day 6: Drumnadrochit to Blackfold

Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 — 19km / 12miles. After breakfast I said good-bye to Alison – who’d arranged a taxi to take her to Inverness airport – and headed to the Drumnadrochit Hotel’s coffee shop for a latte before starting the…

Day 3: Foyers to Fort Augustus

Sunday, July 10th, 2016 — 23km / 14.5miles This day was slightly different than the other walk days. As always, I had studied the map and terrain the evening before. Taking into account the distance and elevation gain in the…

Day 2: Dores to Foyers

Saturday, July 9th, 2016 — 21km / 13miles. That morning we walked out of our B&B before 8am and were greeted by a light drizzle and fog over the Loch. For the first few kilometers the trail veered away a few…