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Bjørnøya (Bear Island)

Monday, August 6th, 2018 Located half way between the northern tip of Norway and the southern tip of Svalbard, Bjørnøya is home to thousands and thousands of birds. We spent a pleasant morning zodiac cruising along the southwest coastline doing…

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…

Day 1: Inverness to Dores

Walking around Loch Ness had been on my walking-wish list for quite some time, so I was really happy to finally get my boots on and to start this circular walk around the Loch. I again used Contours Walking Holidays to…