Day 8 (20 May) Evanton to Beauly

Distance 19.03 miles – cumulative 133.76 miles – 8hrs 20 mins – walking time 6hrs 5 mins – pace 3.1 mph – camped Lovat Bridge caravan park.

The sun came out together with Lynn’s arms. Left Evanton and continued along national cycle route 1 to Dingwall, where we spent 1.5 hours in Tesco’s cafe (other supermarkets are available) using the free wifi to upload our blog , accommodation/camping booking and planning for the coming week.

After climbing out of Dingwall we left route 1 and passed through the Muir of Ord to finish at Lovat Bridge near Beauly. 

The campsite is the practice site for the local pipes and drums so we had live music in the evening. 

Beauly is the site of an old monastery  and one monk remains who continues to uphold his vow of silence.

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5 thoughts on “Day 8 (20 May) Evanton to Beauly”

  1. Well fine you two. The first week well and truly under your belts and making good progress. The weather down here is awful today so you’re not missing anything. Have a good day and I look forward to the next instalment…

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  2. Congrats on completing your first week, the blog is great! The wildlife here; a fox, a hedgehog and a mouse courtesy of Marmalade, not quite as exciting as your sightings

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  3. The house parties have been going well but unfortunately the big bbq we did set fire to the pod that Ryan had installed and not only burnt it down but also your fence….
    However, this was appreciated by the squatters who had previously found it difficult to move all their stuff into your house..
    Sam and I are so pleased you are having such fine weather and a relaxing and restful holiday….. Sam asks if your toenails have dropped off yet..?

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  4. Good news!! You are 5.28 miles above your target daily average of 16.06 miles after 8 days and as you start and end at sea level you must by definition have more downhill than up hill left. The blog is great and I assume you are defeating the Scotish airforce as they haven’t got a mention on the Blog. Can’t wait for the next installment.

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