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Sunday, April 25, 2010
It has been a long time, too long actually, that we did a serious walk again. Together with my colleague Eef, I went for a walk of 16.9 km which starts in Wahlwiller. The walk is nr. 77 of one of my favorite websites called Wandelgids Zuidlimburg

Good to know:
Distance: 16.9 kms
Rate: easy (in the beginning only going upwards)
Map (incl. elevation information): Wahlwiller-Vijlen
GPS-track available for download: yes

As always photo's can be enlarged by clicking on them.

BUT...before we head off for this walk we go to the cafe/restaurant Viva Lanterne for........our breakfast. This is also the startpoint of this walk by the way. You have to make a reservation upfront but then you will be rewarded with a splendid breakfast with strawberry smoothie, orange juice, all kinds of breads, jam, cheese, eggs, oh well too much to name it and certainly too much to eat it all.
After having consumed our breakfast we get our stuff together and take off from the parkinglot of this cafe/restaurant. The sun just popped out behind the clouds and it was rather warm......mmh...was it a good idea to do this particular walk with not much shade?.............. the scenery is however stunning.

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In good spirit we just continue our walk and finally


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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Today I went for a hike with my colleague Eef from work. We opted for the Brunssummerheide which is nearby. Completely dressed up for this winterwalk we headed off only to discover 15 minutes later that we were somehow lost as we were unable to follow the track instructions as all tracks were covered in snow and thus not visible for us. Damn. So then we decided to just follow our instinct and to find the restaurant, which should be halfway this track, on our own.

And.....we made it to the Restaurant Schieversheide in about one hour and 15 minutes. Hot chocolate was our reward. We grabbed ourself a booklet with available walks and map of the area and opted for the darkgreen route........but ......we could not find a darkgreen colored signpost, only a blue and yellow and light green one. Oh well, we managed to get here, so we will manage to get back to the parking lot...won't we?

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We are able to pick up the darkgreen track after about 20 minutes and are definitely on our way back. Unless you oversee a signpost somewhere and end up at a spot we had been 1,5 hours ago. Duh.........

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Somehow we make it back to the parking lot afterall. We have been walking for almost 3 hours on snow covered grounds (instead of the 2 hours we anticipated). But....a great walk full with creativity, LOL.
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Sunday, October 25, 2009
It is a beautiful sunny day when we, together with Sue & Stewart of Homefarm B&B, go for a walk in the glen of Strathconon. As we have to cross a river this is not a good walk when it has rained a lot or when it is raining (difficult to predict ofcourse in Scotland)

Good to know:
Distance: 9 kms
Rate: easy (a bit of stone climbing when crossing the river)
Map (incl. elevation information): Strathconon walk
GPS-track available for download: yes

As always photo's (but not all of them) can be enlarged by clicking on them.

First you will have to drive to the end of the glen, where there is a parkinglot. Here you have a lovely view over Loch Bennacharian.

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Walk along the loch and past the estate mansion. We spotted a herd of deers and ofcourse other wildlife.....


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Friday, September 25, 2009
After 10 days on beautiful Ardnamurchan Peninsula, we head for the area of Inverness and stay at the Homefarm B&B of our co-authors in Muir of Ord. In this area we make some lovely and not too complicated walks. The first is to the area of Culbin Forest near Nairn (East of Inverness)

Good to know:
Distance: 11 kms
Rate: easy
Map (incl. elevation information): Culbin Forest - Hill 99 Viewpoint Trail
GPS-track available for download: yes

As always photo's (but not all of them) can be enlarged by clicking on them.

The walk starts at a huge parking where there are toilet facilities and there you can also pick up a leaflet of the area . The track is well-marked and is called Hill 99 viewpoint trail, although we did a small detour along the waterfront.

First you will come across these Gravel-pit Ponds, which were dugged to provide a source of fresh water for birds, mammals and insects.

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The track continous through the forest and after a while you will be at the base of



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