Challengers’ Blogs and Photos

Here are all the blogs, vlogs and photos that we know about so far.  If you would like to add yours let us know at

They are in alphabetically order but don’t take them in order or you will never get to Dima Zlonyk’s wonderful 2022 photos and Sabine Zawadski’s excellent photos and YouTube videos! Indeed her 2022 video trilogy and Dean Read’s vlog are a must for potential new Challengers.

TGOC21 had far fewer participants than usual so we don’t have too many accounts but there are plenty from 2022 and previous years to keep you occupied.

They are in alphabetical order but do scroll down or you will miss out on Rory Webster’s excellent 2023 blog or Sabine Zawadski’s videos of previous years.

Photo Kazia Grabska


William Burton – Mallaig to Porthlethen

Stephen Calder  – Torridon to Kinnaber Links pt 1, pt 2

Caburn Chamberlain – Mallaig to Johnshaven

Andrew Cohen – Dornie to Aberdeen

Ian Cotterill – Morar to Kinnaber Links

David Crawford  – Shiel Bridge to St Cyrus blog, YouTube

Louise Evans Oban to Stonehaven (RTD) blog, YouTube

Michael Friebe – Oban to St Cyrus

Hein Hogenhuis – Shiel Bridge to Nether Warburton

John Jocys – Oban to Kinnaber Links blog, photos

Tony McAndrew – Oban to Arbroath

Stephen Mee – Plockton to Stonehaven

David Miller – Shiel Bridge to Montrose

Andy Neil – Plockton to Kinnaber Links

Clive Parker – Oban to Montrose

Kirsten Paterson – Oban to Montrose

Andy Pinkard – Mallaig to St Cyrus

Martin Rye – Shiel Bridge to St Cyrus

Jean Turner – Kilchoan to Arbroath

Ted & Jenny Spiller – Shiel Bridge to Stonehaven

Karolina Szczerkowska – Mallaig to St Cyrus

Brian Wade – Oban to Stonehaven(RTD)

Emma Warbrick – Oban to Kinnaber Links

Rory Webster – Glenelg to Catterline


Michael Agrell – Shiel Bridge to Braemar (retired)

Peter Aylmer – Torridon to Aberdeen

Alan Bellis – Shiel Bridge to St Cyrus

David Brown – Lochailort to St Cyrus

Ian Cotterill – Shiel Bridge to Kinnaber Links

Andy Dawkins – Acharacle to Kinnaber Links

Paul Dudchenko – Mallaig to Montrose

Louise Evans – Lochailort to Kinnaber Links photos

Lochailort to Kinnaber Links blog

Neil Fraser – Torridon to Arbroath

Michael Freibe – Mallaig to Kinnaber Links

Chris Futers – Torridon to Montrose

Geoff Gafford – Shiel Bridge to Kinnaber Links

Gordon Green – Oban to Kinnaber Links

Craig Gully – Shiel Bridge to Dunnottar Castle

Graham Horsley – Kilchoan to Scurdie Ness

Cyril Huart – Strathcarron to Dunnottar Castle

Rich Jones: Dornie to Kinnaber Links

Matthew King – Lochailort to Dunnottar Castle summary

Lochailort to Dunnottar Castle in detail

Mike Knipe – Dornie to Kinnaber Links

Minna Lumirae – Oban to Scurdie Ness

Colin Marsh – Oban to Aberdeen

Richard Maxey – Portavadie to Kinnaber Links

Jayme Morgan – Oban to Crawton Bay

Trevor & Alex Morgan – Shiel Bridge to St Cyrus

Peter Moss – Lochailort to Scurdie Ness

Patrick Multhaup – Dornie to Montrose

Andrew Neil – Mallaig to Aberdeen

Andy Pinkard – Shiel Bridge to Dunnottar Castle

Dean Read – Dornie to Montrose

Alan Sloman – Acharacle to St Cyrus

Ted & Jenny Spiller – Oban to Scurdie Ness

Chris Vardy – Lochailort to Dunnottar Castle

Andrew Walker – Torridon to Kinnaber Links blog

Torridon to Kinnaber Links photos

Emma Warbrick – Glenelg to Kinnaber Links

Sabine Zawadski – Morar to Aberdeen part 1Part 2Part 3

Dima Zlotnyk – Shiel Bridge to Montrose


Ian Cotterill – Oban to Kinnaber Links

John Jocys – Oban to Lunan Bay

Mike Knipe – Oban to Lunan Bay

Neil Fraser – Lochailort to Scurdie Ness

Alan Sloman – Shiel Bridge to Lunan Bay


Michael Agrell – Shiel Bridge to St Cyrus

Rory Anderson (Bigfoot) – Mallaig to Aberdeen, Part 1Part 2, Part 3

Peter Aylmer – Shiel Bridge to St Cyrus

Martin Banfield – Oban to Kinnaber Links

Mick Blackburn & Gayle Faulkner – Dornie to Montrose

David Brown – Ardrishaig to Red Castle

Paul Buck – Mallaig to Montrose

William Burton – Oban to Stonehaven

Caburn Chamberlain – Oban to Arbroath

Ian Cotterill – Mallaig to Arbroath

Louise Evans  – Dornie to Dunnottar Castle

Adrian Fortune – Shiel Bridge to Dunnottar Castle

Graham Horsley – Dornie to Dunnottar Castle

Hein Hogenhuis – Shiel Bridge to St Cyrus

Gordon Green – Kilchoan to Stonehaven

Matthew King – Mallaig to Montrose

Alan MacDonald – Mallaig to St Cyrus

Amanda McGuire & Kirsten MacKenzie – Oban to Dunnottar Castle

Trevor Morgan – Torridon to St Cyrus

Chris Nunn – Oban to Inverbervie

Ali Ogden – Shiel Bridge to Aberdeen

Kirsten Paterson – Dornie to Foveran Links

Sally Phillips – Glenelg to Kinnaber Links 

Andy Pinkard – Strathcarron to Aviemore (retired)

Martin Rye – Shiel Bridge to Stonehaven – photos & YouTube 

Alan Sloman and Phil Lambert – Lochailort to Nether Warburton – photos, blog

Paul Southward – Strathcarron to Lunan Bay

Marty Smits – Mallaig to St Cyrus Mallaig to St Cyrus – YouTube, blog in Dutch or English

Ted & Jenny Spiller – Portavadie to Arbroath

Willie Todd’s – Torridon to Montrose

Emma Warbrick Acharacle to Red Castle

Jason Wiggins – Mallaig to Stonehaven

Sabine Zawadski – Oban to St Cyrus – Part1  Part2


Judith Barnes – Strathcarron to Peterhead

Niels Blok – Lochailort to Dunnottar Castle

William Burton – Strathcarron to Nethy Bridge – retired

Bob Cartwright – Shiel Bridge to St Cyrus

Ian Cotterill – Strathcarron to Kinnaber Links

Gaetan de Decker – Strathcarron to St Cyrus

Louise Evans – Mallaig to Montrose

Neil Fox – Mallaig to Kinnaber Links

Lindy Griffiths – Shiel Bridge to Johnshaven

Brian Gruber – Strathcarron to Dunnottar Castle

Vitalis Hirschmann – Shiel Bridge to St Cyrus

John Jocys – Kilchoan to Scurdie Ness blog and photos

Matthew King – Oban to Stonehaven

Mike Knipe – Kilchoan to Scurdie Ness

Paul Myerscough – Oban to Kinnaber Links

André Östergård – Shiel Bridge to Dunnottar Castle 

Kirsten Paterson – Ardrishaig to Kinnaber Links

Joshua Pearlman and Melissa Garmat – Dornie to Fraserburgh

Marcus Petter – Strathcarron to Dunnottar Castle

Sally Phillips – Shiel Bridge to Montrose

Thom Sandberg – Oban to St Cyrus

Gavin Scott – Dornie to Dunnottar Castle

Ken Shaw – Lochailort to Dunnottar Castle

Alan Sloman – Kilchoan to Kinnaber Links

Paul Southward – Kilchoan to St Cyrus

Willie Todd – Mallaig to Montrose

Andrew Walker  – Kilchoan to Kinnaber Links blog (don’t go here is you are offended by bad language!) and photos

Emma Warbrick – Lochailort to Kinnaber Links

Mark Webb – Glenelg to St Cyrus

Ulla Widquist – Shiel Bridge to Stonehaven

Sabine Zawadski – Torridon to Stonehaven part 1 part 2


Gerard Bakker & Natascha Hoiting – YouTube

Martin Banfield – Postcards from Timperley

Allan Brown  – Foul Weather Alternative (FWA) and photos

Caburn Chamberlain – photo diary

Ian Cotterill – photos

Chrissie Crowther – Chrissiedixie blog and photos

Andy Dawkins – photos

Tom Deakin – Live the Outdoors

Paul Dudchenko – Picking them up and laying them down

Lousie Evans – Louise’s Big Adventure

Robin Evans – blogpackinglight

Adrian Fortune – photos

Neil Frazer – Neil Walks Shetland

Brian Gruber – A Quarter Mile to Go

Lindy Griffiths – A trundle in the hills . . .

Hein Hogenhuis – photo diary

John Jacklin – Itsgoodtowalk

John Jocys – JJ’s stuff

Rich Jones – ukwildcamping

Matthew King – hillplodder

Mike Knipe – Northern Pies

Pete Little – YouTube

Elton O’Brien – You Tube – link is to first of 5 videos

Ali Ogden – photo diary

Thom Sandberg – Walking to Wellesley

John Sanderson – photos

Alan Sloman – alan sloman’s big walk

John St Laurent – photo diary – click on first photo to see commentary

Kirsten Paterson – photos

Janet Pitt-Lewis – Janet’s Walks

Martin Rye – YouTube and photos

Rob Scovell – Rob’s first TGO Challenge

Jessica Scriven & Chris Wood – C&J outdoors

Willie Todd – photo journal

David Williams – Fellbound

Sabine Zawadzki – YouTube slideshow – part 1part 2


Judith Barnes – photos

Martin Banfield – Postcards from Timperley

David Brown – A Wee Walk

William Burton – Bajan Things

Ian Cotterill – photos

Lousie Evans – Louise’s Big Adventure and photos

Adrian Fortune – photos

Gordon Green – Gordon’s off

Lindy Griffiths – A trundle in the Hills

Brian Gruber – A Quarter Mile to Go

John Jacklin – Itsgoodtowalk

Paul Myerscough – Blog PM

Will Renwick – Will’s Blog

Thom Sandberg – Walking to Wellesley

Alan Sloman – Alan Sloman’s Big Walk and photos

Mark Swift – The Antisocial Hiker

Kirsten Paterson – photos

Markus Petter – photos

Alistair Pooler  – Alistair’s Walks

Emma Warbrick – photos

Andy Walker – photos

Sabine Zawadzki – Utube slideshow – part 1part 2