TGO Challenge Planning Guides

I notice from my web stats that people are beginning to plan for next year’s Challenge. By all accounts we have a bumper series of entries this year. It seems a good time to revamp my challenge guide stuff. which is always well read. And so, this year, I have decided to embrace the multimedia revolution and to produce a few video tutorials. In the main, these are aimed at first timers and we’ll be looking at the differing regions of Scotland, start points, planning routes and so on. Mostly, I shall be using computer mapping to explain routes, navigation and so on.

These won’t of up at once though I’m hoping to gt three or four up this week. They will be about ten minutes long.

Anyhow, here is the introduction.



  1. That is a great introduction Andy.
    i don’t feel I need any advice, being much longer in the tooth than you but your approach must be great for first timers etc.
    Best of luck with your posts.

  2. Good to see you posting again Andy. Yes I think your instructional videos will be very popular. You have a relaxed and natural presentation style. I like the set – a net era version of Jack Hargreaves’ Out of Town.

  3. Trevor Watson says

    I wasn’t aware of the TGO Challenge until this year and it’s now on my bucket-list (or it would be if I had one). I’m intrigued to learn more about it so am looking forward to the rest of your videos. Thanks!

  4. Hi Andy, I remember the TGO Challenge from the early 80’s when I was a teenager and wanting to take part. So many years have gone past with life happening in between but I might be able to have a crack at it in 2019. Thanks for all the effort you’ve put into these guides, I’ll be working through them and doing some advance planning in the coming months as I put a route together myself.

    • Great news Justin. That’s how it is with the Challenge. some people do it every years, some people have to wait years o can only do it once!

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