Author Archives: rucksackrose

About rucksackrose

I enjoy wild places, hiking, camping, writing and good chat.

Dear Northumberland National Park

I don’t often feel moved to comment on the stewardship of the places I visit, but as I have spent over 15 years walking in this area, I feel entitled to make some comments about Northumberland National Park. As I … Continue reading

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My GPX Routes

I have been gradually adding day routes onto Viewranger 👣 for some time on an ad hoc basis. As long as the routes don’t seem to involve any hazards, I have made them public and free for people to download, but I hadn’t … Continue reading

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A crack at the Cateran Trail

I chose the Cateran Trail, which is divided between Perthshire & Angus, for my next hike, partly because it looks to be a fine route, but also because this area was the site of the happy honeymoon which was my … Continue reading

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Using Mountain Rescue

On the Speyside Way recently I made a call to rescue services for navigational advice as there was a discrepancy between my map and the signage. It was getting late and I was stuck in a seemingly endless rocky barbed … Continue reading

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Hiking the Speyside Way 

I have just returned from the 65 mile Speyside Way walk from Aviemore in the Scottish Cairngorms to Buckie on the Moray coast, accompanied by my new tent. My write up can be found in the trails section.

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Tent Talk

As regular visitors will know, I am not in the habit of posting tent pictures for the sake of it, but I couldn’t resist a couple here. For people who like this sort of thing I have started a Camping … Continue reading

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Exploring the coastline

Since I returned to my blog after some time away, I have been trying to improve my videos. To do this I have planned several clusters of walks using my new car club car. A couple of months ago I … Continue reading

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter to those who celebrate it. Wishing sunshine and happy holidays to all my readers. Rose 🌹

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Books and Digital

I have quirky preferences about books. The world of routes in particular, has become more complex than it used to be. I like to have real, paper route and route reference books rather than ebooks for some reason that I … Continue reading

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The Farne Islands revisited

This is the time of year that I start to get restless for a trip offshore to see the seabirds and the grey seals. A quick glance at the weather and the bus timetable, with the added bonus of online … Continue reading

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