Day 50

Glasgow to Milngavie - 9.6 miles (770.3 total) Today's walk was an excellent example of why canals are an important resource for hikers. My walk into Glasgow on Friday, once I reached the outer areas of the city, was simply following one main road after another all the way to the centre. The walk out …

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Day 49

Waterside Road-End to Glasgow - 16.8 miles (760.7 total) Today was supposed to be the first of 2 rest days, which I had sort of planned because it is Elizabeth's birthday. However, as she was working, and therefore not at home, I decided to move Sunday's planned walk, to Glasgow, forward to today (Friday) and …

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Day 48

Kilmarnock to Waterside Road-End - 7 miles (743.9 total) My original plan upon reaching Scotland was to take the Annandale Way north from Gretna, link up with the Southern Upland Way and head west, through the Leadhills (Lowther Hills), via Wanlockhead to Sanquhar. When I plotted the day from Beattock to Wanlockhead (the highest village …

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Day 47

Sorn to Kilmarnock - 13.3 miles (736.9 total) Another beautiful, sunny day with hardly a cloud in the sky. Today was back to roadwalking. There were no obvious paths between Sorn and Galston, which was my link for an onward route to Kilmarnock. So, the quickest and straightest way to get to Galston was to …

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Day 43

Dumfries to Thornhill - 19.2 miles (681.4 total) My son, Anthony, drove to Thornhill yesterday evening, left his car there, then took the bus to Dumfries to join Peter and I. The three of us set off together at 10am this morning for the walk to Thornhill. Ian, the proprietor of our B&B, described a …

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