UTracks, Australian active Europe specialist, has partnered with journalist, author and travel writer, Stephanie Dale, to create a 10 day Walk & Write itinerary along Scotland’s West Highland Way, starting at the village of Milngavie, just outside Glasgow, and finishing at Fort William, at the foot of Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest peak.
Scotland’s West Highland Way has provided the setting for many iconic films including “Harry Potter”, “Braveheart”, “Trainspotting” and “Rob Roy”, (and the television series, “Outlander’) and stretches through the south-western Scottish Highlands.
“Walk & Write with Stephanie Dale” will pass through the scenically-blessed landscapes of Glencoe, and along the shore of Lock Lomond, past the hideout of outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor.
The 10-day self-guided itinerary also includes a series of structured writing workshops with Stephanie Dale, who specialises in helping new writers get started – whether it is blogging their journey, sharing fabulous social media updates, or taking notes for a novel or memoir.
Stephanie believes that walking and writing are excellent tools for both physical and emotional strength and wellbeing.
“Writing is good for us. Walking is good for us. Together they’re sublime.
“Walking is also a proven aid for overcoming writers’ block and managing modern-day stresses.
“It’s essential we take time out to restore our body, mind and spirit – our lives depend on it.”
The itinerary includes writing workshops “… in historic villages and wilderness as well as plenty of opportunities to pause, rest and write at certain junctures,” she said.
“We will be wandering the shores of Loch Lomond, writing about people and local cultures, appreciating the historic significance of landmarks along the hike and revelling in the beautiful, reflective space that walking offers to the traveller.
“And of course, there will be whiskey tasting.”
Walk & Write Scotland with Stephanie Dale (18 – 27 June, 2018) is priced from $2590 per person (twin share), departing from Milngavie.