Well that was fast going....From hearing I'd been promoted from the Standby List last Friday to yesterday finding my route had been vetted. A huge thank you to my vetter Alan Hardy for his kind comments and welcome advice.
And what of my route...
Well although I know Scotland well, there are still blank patches on the map so to speak.So I've engineered my route to fill some of these gaps.
I have elected to start at Shiel Bridge and finish on the beach at Nether Warburton. Should I be blessed with good weather, I shall see the Falls of Glomach, scale a few needed Munro's North of Glen Affric, before strolling down Glen Affric. Eventually I'll arrive at Fort Augustus to re-supply and cross the Corrieyairack Pass to follow the Spey. Then its over to Glen Feshie and a climb to the Moine Mor for a high camp and some more needed Munro's. The descent to Corrour will be followed by the walk out to civilisation at Braemar. More re-supplying then its up Glen Callater to cross Jocks Road into Clova, before a sharp climb to Loch Brandy and Muckle Cairn. The descent North East will take me to Tarfside. A final day of hills with a crossing of the Wirren hills, Edzell and then the walk out to North Water Bridge and the coast.
So there we have it hopefully the weather will be kind and allow me to see at least some of the above....if not the FWA will still be interesting walking.
I'm looking forward to the social aspect of the walk and hope my path crosses some of those who visit these pages.I can hardly wait!