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Alder Trail

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The Alder Trail

Alex Roddie answers the call of Ben Alder’s wildness in this ambitious long-distance trail between Fort William and Aviemore. This feature was first published in Trail magazine, November 2016.  The Alder Trail is a highly challenging route, with considerable off-trail sections crossing Munros, suitable only for experienced backpackers in

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Backpacking the Alder Trail – a mini-guide

E-BOOK DOWNLOAD LINKS: EPUB / MOBI The Alder Trail is a challenging 101-mile backpacking route between Fort William and Aviemore, taking in several Munros and a wide variety of wild country. It was first described in the November 2016 issue of Trail Magazine. Here is a brief guide to enjoying and

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The Alder Trail – Field Notes

Alder Trail, Scotland, backpacking

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My planned Scottish backpacking route, April – May 2016

On the 20th of April, I’m heading up north for another long walk in the Highlands. Here’s what I have planned: West Highland Way, Skye Trail, and more. I’ve been up to my eyeballs in work for the last couple of weeks, so my departure date has