The Great Clydesdale Migration

This is the blog for the Great Clydesdale Migration - the longest commercial trail ride in the UK. We are taking 5 weeks to ride our horses overland from Armadale in the Isle of Skye to Chappels Farm in the Whicham Valley, South West Cumbria where we are going to begin a new life and a new business.

Friday, September 22, 2006


This is the blog for the Great Clydesdale Migration - the longest commercial trail ride in the UK. We are taking 5 weeks to ride our horses overland from Armadale in the Isle of Skye to Chappels Farm in the Whicham Valley, South West Cumbria where we are going to begin a new life and a new business.

Here's the details of the trek:

LEG ONE: 21/9/06-24/9/06 - Armadale to Tomdoun (4 days)

DAY OFF / CHANGEOVER DAY - Monday 25th September

LEG TWO: 26/9/06-29/9/06 - Tomdoun to Kinlochleven (4 days)

DAY OFF / CHANGEOVER DAY - Saturday 30th September

LEG THREE: 1/10/06-3/10/06 - Kinlochleven to Crianlarich (3 days)

DAY OFF / CHANGEOVER DAY - Wednesday 4th October

LEG FOUR: 5/10/06-8/10/06 - Crianlarich to Drymen (4 days)

DAY OFF / CHANGEOVER DAY - Monday 9th October

LEG FIVE: 10/10/06-13/10/06 - Drymen to West Linton (4 days)

DAY OFF / CHANGEOVER DAY - Saturday 14th October

LEG SIX: 15/10/06-17/10/06 - West Linton to Ettrickbridge (3 days)

DAY OFF / CHANGEOVER DAY - Wednesday 18th October

LEG SEVEN: 19/10/06-22/10/06 - Ettrickbridge to Gilsland (4 days)

DAY OFF / CHANGEOVER DAY - Monday 23rd October

LEG EIGHT: 24/10/06-26/10/06 - Gilsland to Howtown-on-Ullswater (3 days)

DAY OFF / CHANGEOVER DAY - Friday 27th October

LEG NINE: 28/10/06-30/10/06 - Howtown-on-Ullswater to Dunnerdale (3 days)

LAST DAY: Tuesday 31st October! - Celebration at Chappels Farm

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DAY ONE - Thursday 21st September
Armadale Farm to Kinloch Forest, via Knock beach -
A nice short, easy day - we didn't even leave Skye. Just a chance to get to know the folk riding with us, say our goodbyes to this beautiful place which has been home for so long now and really enjoy our last hours on the Skye beaches and forest rides.

DAY TWO - Friday 22nd September (today)
The plan is to go from Kinloch Forest to Kylerhea and spend the night in Glenelg Village at local B&B's, with an evening meal at the Glenelg Inn. Should be good, we have some rough Drove Roads to traverse and then a trip "over the sea from Skye" on the little Glenelg Ferry, hope the horses won't decide to go for a swim.