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Day three of Hike the Highlands Festival  – Another overcast day with 70% chance of showers but it did not discourage any of the hikers. Close to twenty hikers enjoyed the Cabot Landing Beach walk led by guide Shaune Warren and the historic significance of this provincial park. Another 30 hikers enjoyed the Money Point Gulch hike led by veteran guide David Rasmussen. The view on top of the gulch was spectacular along the scenic look-off of Bay St Lawrence coming down the hill at the end of the hike. Interesting weather note it was sunny and 19 degrees at Money Point where in Ingonish dark, cold & cloudy all day. It was a day to dress in layers.

Note- Photo credit – Cabot Landing – Sam Schwartz

Hikers enjoyed a great evening presentation – Hiking the Hadrian’s Wall, England by Paula & Tim Reynolds. The Hadrians Wall was built in AD122 and a significant portion still exists today. The long distance hike is approximately 135 kms long.

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Walking in Wales website breaks the country down into three areas – Long Distance National Trails, Walking areas  and regional routes. Each are unique and have something to offer to the hiker. Also included on this website are packaged holidays and guided walks.

There are three long distance national trails – a) Pembrokeshire  Coast – 186 miles, 10-15 days to hike, b) Offas Dyke  Path – 177 miles, 12 days to complete ,and Glyndwrs Way – 135 miles and 9 days to complete.   Some other national trails include Hadrian’s Wall – 135 kms, 7 days to complete,  Cleveland Way – 177 kms, 9 days to complete,  Pennine Way – 429 km – 16 days to complete,  Cotswold Way – 163 kms, 7 days to complete,  North Downs Way – 246 kms and 14 days to complete.  Below is a short video on Wales.

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