Along the Fjällräven Classic UK route, there are six checkpoints (including two overnight halts) which will be staffed to suit expected arrival and departure times. You need to get your Trekking Pass stamped at each checkpoint and fill in the guest book with your arrival time. In case of an emergency where our event officials have to leave the checkpoint tent, the stamp will be placed outside the tent for you to stamp your Trekking Pass yourself.
There are two designated overnight halts where all participants should stop. As with every part of the route, participants should respect the land and any landowner requests. No fires should be lit and all cooking should be with appropriate gas or liquid fuel stoves. Morning start times are up to you, but we suggest you leave camp between 8am and 10am to give yourself enough time to complete the route.
We will provide you with a trash bag to collect your non-human waste during the trek. It is vital that you use it. Everyone is responsible for keeping the area free from rubbish and in pristine condition. You are not allowed, under any circumstances, to drop litter along the route, at checkpoints or overnight halts. If you are caught doing so, you will be disqualified.
You will need to carry the trash bag all the way to the finish at Glenmore Lodge, where we will weigh the rubbish and you will have the chance to win some great prizes from Fjällräven and our partners.
You can abandon Fjällräven Classic UK at any time. However, due to the lack of roads along the route, you will still have to walk back to Blair Atholl or on towards Glenmore Lodge. At White Bridge, which marks the halfway point, you can exit the route towards Linn of Dee and the village of Braemar. Please contact an official at the nearest checkpoint if you decide not to continue with the trek.
Human waste is another matter. This should not go into the trash bag. Most checkpoints and overnight halts along the route have several no-water toilets.
The second half of the route, including the overnight halt at Corrour and the path through the Lairig Ghru to Glenmore can only be accessed on foot. At White Bridge, you will be given a Go Anywhere toilet bag for this section of the trek. Please follow the instructions carefully and use the shelters at Corrour and the Rothiemurchus Lodge checkpoint.
If nature calls when you’re far from a toilet, dig a small hole, relieve yourself and cover the hole with earth. Never relieve yourself in or close to a water source and please take your toilet paper with you.