Scottish Midges and Drovers Roads

Midges are small, two-winged flying insects, they love Scotland and walkers on the West Highland Way, they can smell your sweat! Midges are a subgroup of gnats, and comprise several families of Diptera, including especially the Chironomidae, or non-biting midges, and the Ceratopogonidae or biting midges. Biting midges fly in swarms (big huge swarms, that … Read more Scottish Midges and Drovers Roads

When is the Best Time to Walk West Highland Way

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Walking the West Highland Way poses different challenges at different times of the year, however it is a great walking holiday route and as the result of this it is very popular. Winter This is not for the novice, faint hearted or inexperienced walker. People die on the mountains during the winter. It is easy … Read more When is the Best Time to Walk West Highland Way


Dublin has been my adopted home for many years, Dublin and Ireland have been kind to me. When I first came here I would hear natives complaining about how rough the city centre could be on a Friday and Saturday night. However, I am originally from Glasgow and Dublin has nearly always felt safe to … Read more Dublin

Wicklow Way

The Wicklow Way, Ireland premier long distance walking route begins in Marlay Park. It was Irelands first long distance way marked trail. It is still the most popular even though there are many more way-marked trails now in Ireland. The route is 132km long, from the start at Marlay Park in the south Dublin suburbs … Read more Wicklow Way