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paul in rhb24 Sep 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

In the footsteps of Montrose
8-10 April 2019
Fort Augustus to Fort William

Just a heads up and open invitation to join a short walk in the highlands of Scotland with a historical twist. On 31st January 1645 Montrose led an army of 1500 men from Kilchummin (Fort Augustus) to Inverlochy (Fort William) over 35 miles of highland hills and glens.

Now almost exactly 374 years and 98 days later, his march is being revisited by Paul Johnston and Hunter Hope.

We shall be rendezvousing in Fort Augustus on Monday 8 April and walking from 8am Tuesday 9th April until arriving in Fort William on Wednesday 10th April. A ‘wild camp' is likely to be required overnight.

We shall try to follow the route taken by the army and an open invitation is extended to anyone wishing to join us for our relaxed saunter up and down the various glens. It is not intended for the walk to be a ‘route or forced' march as we simply want to enjoy the trip and consider walking in the footsteps of Montrose and his men!

For further details feel free to contact Paul by email on

P.S for those old enough to remember, Stuart Reid did the same walk and documented it in Military Modelling magazine in December 1980.

Tacitus24 Sep 2018 11:03 a.m. PST

That looks like fun!

22ndFoot24 Sep 2018 12:53 p.m. PST

Sounds fantastic but wrap up warm.

Charge The Guns24 Sep 2018 1:49 p.m. PST

Brilliant idea! Hope someone makes a video / picture diary of the event :-)

paul in rhb25 Sep 2018 1:27 a.m. PST

will see what we can do… could be very cold and wet or unseasonably warm and sunny

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