Stravaig: v. to wander or amble without a purpose or destination in mind. Glad of the opportunity to explore and discover on foot, being unconstrained by time. (from Scots Gaelic)
Stravaig derives from eighteenth-century Scots extravage, meaning ‘wander about; digress, ramble in speech’, in turn derived from Medieval Latin extravagari ‘wander, stray beyond limits’. Stravaig, in various forms, is found in a wide range of Scottish texts from the late eighteenth-century onwards. Read more
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6 thoughts on “Ancient Word of the Day: Stravaig”
My favourite type of walking…
Yes it’s the best so much to take in at a wandering pace 😉 Hope you are having a good week Jeremy
I love the idea of instinct guiding one’s path Catnip. It’s kind of how I walk locally. When it’s new territory, I need a map now and again. Btw, the Irish picture is stunning.
Yes there is nothing better than rambling and stopping whenever the mood takes you, so true Kev 👍 Thank you for your comment and hope you are having a good weekend 😊 That hike in Ireland was absolutely magical, some great walks there and such a magical historic place with crumbling ruins dating back to the start of Christianity. Hope to one day go back there, it’s closer for you maybe you can go? Xx
We’ve been once but the kids were young and determined not to be dragged on my dreaded long walks. West Coast is the target now when ww get around to the second visit!
That sounds like a nice holiday. I never got to the west coast but heard great things, it’s wild and rugged. Things have gotten a bit weird over there, thinking of you guys and sending hugs, a big merry Christmas 🎅 🎄 to you and your family Kev.