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    Hi Bushshark,

    Would you have any recommendations for a 4 – 6 day hike? I’m a Canadian who just arrived in the UK and would like to do some wild camping - both alone and with my family over the next few years.

    I’m thinking about doing a trip in March (possibly the West Highland Way), but since I would be coming up from London, I have to look at how I would get to and from the start/finish. If I were to drive up, then a circuit with the same start/finish might be better. On the other hand, if I take the train / bus, there might be interesting walks where I don’t have to worry about going back for my car.

    Any recommendations would be appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Sparticus

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    Welcome to the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bushshark View Post
    Hi all
    Just got my first hammock about 2 weeks back and would like to introduce myself.
    After years of sore backs from ground camping I think itís the way for me now.
    I purchased a DD Travel Hammock / Bivi & DD XL Tarp 3X4.5M from nick at DD Hammocks.
    Anyway Hi from me In Ayrshire Scotland.
    My given name is Johnston and my brother in law is a McHarg. He grew up in Ayrshire. Small world..
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    Hi Sparticus
    I must say a warm welcome to Scotland from me.
    Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you, Work! But have searched some stuff out that might help with your trip up this way.
    Unfortaitly I donít get time off from work till April or would meet up with you for a night to hang.
    The west highland way is something I have planned as well but not till summer 2012.
    Iíve got an open canoe trip planned on Loch Lomond in April for 2 nights, you can hire out canoes and kayaks at Balmaha, Loch Lomond. You can obtain further information at http://www.lomondadventure.co.uk/ £25 per day Canadian canoes: All safety equipment provided. Longer periods available for camping tours etc Tel 01360 870218 (Home) 07711 904 902 (Mobile)
    Threes also the Galloway Forest Park on the way up you could visit, this is not far from where I am and often take trips to there - http://www.gallowayforestpark.com/ - also have 2 night down there in April.
    Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Ė http://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/
    This is part of The West Highland Way - http://www.west-highland-way.co.uk/home.asp - Part of this is Balmaha that you will pass and could hire a canoe if you like that sort of thing, A good chance to see the Loch better and some of the islands it has.
    There is also a service that will pick your pack up and take it to the next place you arrive at - http://www.travel-lite-uk.com/gettinghome.htm
    The travel-lite site is a bit hard to see but there is plenty of info on it about train, busses and a whole heap of other stuff.
    Hope some of this helps and you really enjoy your visit to my country.

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    Scotland bound!

    I'm going to Edinburgh,Scotland in June. My brother-in-law wants to do the Hadrian Wall hike. I may not be able to take my hammock. He wants to b&b it. I would have loved to say I hung there. My first overseas trip.

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    As you see there are a few from our side of the pond here...
    experientia docet stultos...
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    Hi bushshark!
    I love my hammock --- and so will you!
    Welcome to HF!

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