Welcome

Hi! And welcome to the Trek and Run account of our expedition to the English Lake District & Scotland. When you’re ready to go back to the main site, click here – www.trekandrun.com But before then, please browse the categories on the right of the page to see the films, reviews and photos of accommodation we used, running events we took part in and hiking and swimming routes we explored.

Dunvegan Castle, and the Seals

The Trek and Run Team backpacked around Scotland for three weeks in the summer of 2014. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Robens Tents and Sleeping Bags and Mats MSR Stoves Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Keen Boots Anatom Walking Poles The Camping and Caravanning Club Ultrasun Cream Western Isle Cruises Dunvegan Castle could be like many other brilliant National Trust properties, if it wasn’t for 3 things that make it…

The Knoydart Diaries

The Trek and Run Team backpacked around Scotland for three weeks in the summer of 2014, a journey which included a four night stay on the Knoydart peninsula, an area known as one of the most remote places in Europe. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Robens Tents and Sleeping Bags and Mats MSR Stoves Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Keen Boots Anatom Walking Poles The Camping and Caravanning Club Ultrasun…

The West Highland Way

The Trek and Run Team backpacked around Scotland for three weeks in the summer of 2014. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Scotrail Caledonian Sleeper Service Robens Tents and Sleeping Bags and Mats MSR Stoves Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Keen Boots Anatom Walking Poles The Camping and Caravanning Club Ultrasun Cream To begin our Scottish adventure we travelled from London to Glasgow using the Scotrail Sleeper (find out more about…

The Jacobite Train from Fort William to Mallaig

The Trek and Run Team backpacked around Scotland for three weeks in the summer of 2014. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Scotrail Caledonian Sleeper Service Robens Tents and Sleeping Bags and Mats MSR Stoves Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Keen Boots Anatom Walking Poles The Camping and Caravanning Club Ultrasun Cream To begin our first Scottish adventure we travelled from London to Glasgow by the Scotrail Sleeper (find out more…

The Walk up Conic Hill, Balmaha

The Trek and Run Team backpacked around Scotland for three weeks in the summer of 2014. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Scotrail Caledonian Sleeper Service Robens Tents and Sleeping Bags and Mats MSR Stoves Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Keen Boots Anatom Walking Poles The Camping and Caravanning Club Ultrasun Cream To begin our first Scottish adventure we travelled from London to Glasgow by the Scotrail Sleeper (find out more…

Glen Nevis Campsite, Fort William

We stayed at Glen Nevis Campsite for three nights after completing the West Highland Way. The site is just a short, signposted detour off the Way so instead of walking into For William – which is just a couple of miles away and the end of the West Highland Way – we pitched our tent at Glen Nevis then finished our walk after a shower, and without our packs which left us free, and clean, to enjoy Fort William (and a celebratory drink!). Here’s a photo of our tent; there’s a site…

Caolasnacon Caravan & Camping Park, Kinlochleven (near Glencoe)

We stayed at Caolasnacon Caravan & Camping Park for three nights whilst taking a break from hiking the West Highland Way (the Way passes through the village of Kinglochleven, a 3 mile walk, or bus ride, north of the campsite). It’s a quiet, scenic site on the shore of Loch Leven and in the shadow of the Glen Coe mountains run by a very friendly family. During the First World War the area was a prisoner of war camp and the dynamite store from that time (the prisoners were often employed in improving the roads…

Milarrochy Bay Camping and Caravanning Club Campsite

We stayed at Millarochy Bay Campsite for three nights in between first travelling to Scotland and beginning our hike further north on the West Highland Way. One things it’s worth saying at the outset, as this is unusual in our experience, is that the campsite doesn’t suffer from midges. Many other places that we stayed during our Scottish tour was invested with midges to such an extent that you couldn’t stay outside of your tent between about 6pm and sundown unless there was a stiff wind blowing, but at Milarrochy…

On Loch Lomond with Wild By Nature

The Trek and Run Team backpacked around Scotland for three weeks in the summer of 2014. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Scotrail Caledonian Sleeper Service Robens Tents and Sleeping Bags and Mats MSR Stoves Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Keen Boots Anatom Walking Poles The Camping and Caravanning Club Ultrasun Cream We traveled up there from London on the Scotrail Caledonian Sleeper train and started our journey at Loch Lomond,…

The Overnight Sleeper to Glasgow, & the onward journey to Loch Lomond

The Trek and Run Team backpacked around Scotland for three weeks in the summer of 2014. We were supported on our journey by the following companies, who provided the resources we needed to make the best of our time there. Scotrail Caledonian Sleeper Service Robens Tents and Sleeping Bags and Mats MSR Stoves Helly Hansen Clothes and Boots Jack Wolfskin Clothes Keen Boots Anatom Walking Poles The Camping and Caravanning Club Ultrasun Cream To begin our first Scottish adventure we travelled from London to Glasgow by the Scotrail Sleeper (find out more…