/ Recommend me a good challenge!

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maybe_si - on 11 Jul 2017
I'm after ideas, for the past few years my friends and I have met up for a weekend to do a big challenge/adventure. It's been loosely tied into stag dos so far but it's usually just a good excuse to keep fit, train, then catch up. In the past few years we have done a Rat Race Coast to Coast across Scotland, the Cuillin Ridge in a day, and last weekend we did the Welsh 3000s in a day.
I'm after suggestions for next year, some sort of walking/scrambling/mountaineering type adventure, ideally just a weekend. It needs to be reasonably tough but not utterly ridiculous!

Cheers

Simon
Mal Grey - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to maybe_si:

2-day Ramsay Round? http://www.ramsaysround.com/

Pursued by a bear - on 11 Jul 2017
bouldery bits - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to maybe_si:

English 3000fters ?
Dave the Rave on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to maybe_si:

Scottish 4000ft peaks? End in Clachaig?
bouldery bits - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to maybe_si:
Or pick up a 55mile Ten Tors route:

http://www.tentors.org.uk/tentors/locations
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maybe_si - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Dave the Rave:

I'll start googling now, but some more info on all of these would be Great!
Dave the Rave on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to maybe_si:

Might be a bit much, depends on your time/fitness.
5 in the Cairngorms which possibly would take 2 days with a stop at the Corrour Bothy( small and busy).
Then 4 in Lochaber which potentially could be done in a day with some car logistic problems.
Ramblin dave - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to maybe_si:

Have you seen the Kinloss MRT "60 Quality Mountain Days in Scotland"? 60 suggestions for "big days", at varying levels of silliness.

There used to be a word document floating around, but now it just seems to be three inconsistently formatted blog posts:
https://heavywhalley.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/big-mountaineering-days-the-kinloss-mountain-rescue-60...
https://heavywhalley.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/big-mountaineering-days-raf-kinloss-mrt-60-part-2/
https://heavywhalley.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/raf-kinloss-big-mountain-days-part-3-raf-kinloss-mount...
Shani - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Ramblin dave:

Nice.
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maybe_si - on 11 Jul 2017
In reply to Dave the Rave:

English (Lakes) 3000 could be a winner, Scotland is doable (the Cuillin was ace!) but most of my mates are South East based. Ideally an 'in 24hrs' is best suited. The lakes is certainly easier to get to...
Toerag - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to maybe_si:

The Rotary walks in the Channel islands - basically a walk around the coast of Guernsey or Jersey. Guernsey is 38 miles, Jersey is 48. Each are about 50/50 cliffpath and took me 11-14 hours when I did them. Guernsey one is the start of June, Jersey is on the solstice weekend.
https://www.safferyrotarywalk.com/ https://islandwalk.je/
You could also try to coasteer the cliffs of Guernsey, it's only been done once I believe. The cliff path is about 16 miles.
L bearman68 - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to maybe_si:

Ooooo, I've got some. This is exactly what me and the Mrs used to do every year. Cullin ridge in a day. And then in no particular order.

London Marathon (not so great), Hollyhead to Chepstow off road on a bike. Fishguard to Chepstow one weekend as a laugh. Lands end to John O Groats over a fortnight. Jogged the Pembrokshire coastal path. Classic Rock in the background of course.
jonnie3430 - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to maybe_si:

I think in lowland outcrops there is a route described that is a traverse around a lot of the mull of Galloway. It took several days for the first ascent and would be a great adventure, Google mull of Galloway traverse to get more info.
Ramblin dave - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to jonnie3430:

Would that be the same Galloway that keeps cropping up in the "worst ground for walking in the UK" thread? :p

Oh, the Lyke Wake Walk and the Four Inns route might be worth looking at.
jonnie3430 - on 12 Jul 2017
In reply to Ramblin dave:

> Would that be the same Galloway that keeps cropping up in the "worst ground for walking in the UK" thread? :p

No, that's in Galloway forest park, this is the bottom of the cleat that sticks out on the way to Ireland.




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