Last year, we gave one of our readers the chance to win a place on the first ever Fjällräven Classic UK first ever. The winner? That turned out to be a friendly chap called Jeroen who came all the way over to Scotland from his home in Belgium in order to take part. It’s safe to say he was sucked in by the spirit of this event. Here’s his report from the four days on the trail.
It was a (rare) sunny day in Scotland, and I arrived solo at Perth train station. Eagerly awaiting the shuttle to Mar Lodge Estate, I joined a group of hikers who were also taking part in the first edition of the Fjällräven Classic UK.
Anticipation and excitement buzzed through the air, intensifying along the route as the Scottish landscapes unfolded before us.
After a heartfelt welcome from the Fjällräven volunteers, we arrived at our basecamp and pitched our tents in the shadow of the beautiful Mar Lodge Estate.
Knowing that the next four days would involve mostly freeze-dried foods (and a whole lot of walking), we enjoyed our last fresh meal before finishing the evening with a route briefing, and a good night’s rest.