Posts Tagged ‘West Highland Way’

Tue 04 Sep 2012 admin 2012 Hike the Highlands Festival / Cape Breton Highlands 3 Peaks Challenge / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Hike Nova Scotia 0 comment / / / / / / /

Cape Breton Hiking Challenges – 2012

  It has been a great year for hiking challenges on Cape Breton Island and it is not over yet.  It started with Hike Nova Scotia ‘s Distance award – 150, 250 & 500 km in snowshoeing, hiking and walking. Then Cape Breton Highlands National Park issue the Highlands Challenge...Read more

Mon 25 Oct 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Baselayers / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Fleece Jackets / Hiking / Hiking Tips / Mid-Layer / Packs / Raingear / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

Hiking in the Rain – A few Tips

Hiking can be enjoyed in most types of weather but the key is to prepare with right type of equipment, clothes and gear. Here are some tips that I learned over the years hiking in the Cape Breton Highlands, Scotland and Ireland. Tip # 1 – Rain gear is supposed to be breathable however most...Read more

Mon 13 Sep 2010 admin 2010 Hike the Highlands Festival / Baselayers / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Franey Hiking Trail / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hiking / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / Mid-Layer / Nature & Landscape Photography / Photography / Wally Hayes 0 comment / / / / / / /

Day 2 – White Point & Franey

The hiking gods were with us today and all three outdoor events took place on day 2 of  2010 Hike the Highlands Festival, despite a weather forecast that included rain & showers…. The nature & landscape photography workshop orginially scheduled for White Point moved to Black...Read more

Sun 06 Dec 2009 admin Nordic Walking / Nordic Walking Poles / Trekking Poles 0 comment / / / /

West Highland Way & Trekking Poles

Recently, I had the opportunity to hike the West Highland Way in Scotland with my wife and nephew on vacation.  The West Highland Way is 95 miles (152) kms and involved eight days of hiking with an average of 10-14 miles a day. The most important piece of equipment on this hike for all three...Read more

Sun 16 Aug 2009 admin 2009 Hike the Highlands Festival / Backpacker Magazine / Cape Breton Highlands National Park / CBHNP / Geocaching / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Festival / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking / Hiking Boots / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Hiking Tips / MEC / Mountain Equipment Co-op / Outdoor Gear 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Dressing in Layers for Hiking

You have probably heard this phrase before – dress in layers for hiking. Does it work, yes and proven by thousands of hikers around the world.  I have been testing my equipment lately getting ready for a busy fall hiking season with Hike the Highlands Festival and hiking the West Highland...Read more

Sun 07 Dec 2008 admin Uncategorized 0 comment / / / / / / / / / / / / / / /

West Highland Way, Scotland’s Premiere Long Distance Route

Life is full of adventures and one of  them for me is to hike the West Highland Way in Scotland. A 95 mile (152km) trek across the highlands in Scotland ending in Fort William, the outdoor capital of UK.  My wife and I are going to do the hike next September (2009) after the Hike […]Read more

Mon 15 Sep 2008 admin Cape Breton Highlands National Park / Cape Breton Island / Hike the Highlands / Hike the Highlands Guides / Hiking Cape Breton / Hiking Festival / Victoria County Hiking Trails 1 comment / / / / /

Money Point and Broad Cove Hikes – Great Views

Some nice weather and great views provided 3rd day of Hike the Highlands Festival with memorable hikes at Money Point and Broad Cove. Sixty hikers were on the trails today. Special thanks to Guide Jocelyne Quann and Sweeps Lyndia Stepanovic and Brendan Tweig for a great job on Broad Cove and to...Read more

Tue 26 Aug 2008 admin Uncategorized 1 comment / / / / / / / / / / / /

Smart Wool Socks – A Hikers Dream

Recently, I had a chat with Debra Ryan, President of Hike Nova Scotia about long distance hikes , socks and hiking boots.  She indicated how Smart Wool Socks worked well with her 4 day hike at Kejimkujik National Park and I talked about doing the West Highland Way next year in Scotland – 95...Read more