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Re: Which OS maps do I need?

Hello, If the Scottish Hills are your thing? Then the SMC Hillwalker guides will give you the Ordnance Survey maps needed for each walk detailed.....For Munros, Corbetts not sure if the new Graham's book does have map Numbers? The earlier Dempster book did have them for each walk. Thanks for lettin...
by AndyATSmith
Thu Sep 16, 2021 10:31 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which OS maps do I need?
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Which OS maps do I need?

Yes, the map is still there but it's not quite as detailed and you can't zoom in as far so it's not quite as easy to tell whether a route crosses a map boundary. I know that 99 times out of 100 it will be obvious which maps would be needed for a particular route but I'm afraid I'm a bit of a stickle...
by AndyATSmith
Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which OS maps do I need?
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Which OS maps do I need?

Over the years I've collected thousands of route descriptions from books, magazines, leaflets and newspaper articles. I'm currently trying to organise details of them in a spreadsheet for ease of reference when I'm looking for somewhere to go. I had been making a note of exactly which OS Landranger ...
by AndyATSmith
Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which OS maps do I need?
Replies: 7
Views: 576

Re: Sharing location with Mrs!

To be honest, if it saves the emergency services time in locating me then I see that as a positive thing. Every minute saved looking for me could be a minute spent locating the next unfortunate soul to have an accident on the hills. Could potentially be saving both my life and others. In my opinion ...
by AndyATSmith
Tue Sep 07, 2021 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Sharing location with Mrs!
Replies: 30
Views: 1406

Re: A Slow but Wild Kintyre Way Experience

That's annoying that two of the campsites are no longer taking in tents. I've had my eye on this walk for a while and although I don't mind the odd night of wild camping, I prefer knowing that I can get proper washing / toilet facilities at the end of each day and hopefully a nearby pub for a proper...
by AndyATSmith
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: A Slow but Wild Kintyre Way Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Sharing location with Mrs!

The reason that I wish to get some kind of tracking device is purely for safety. It gives both myself (who often walks alone) and my family that little bit of reassurance that if something were to go wrong, I should be able to send out an SOS signal and even if I couldn't (say due to being knocked u...
by AndyATSmith
Mon Sep 06, 2021 5:40 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Sharing location with Mrs!
Replies: 30
Views: 1406

Re: Best mobile network

Apologies for the long delay in responding to this thread - other things got in the way of me seeing to my phone and then I forgot that I had posted this message! In the end I went with a single SIM Vodafone contract though I've decided to ditch the idea of trying to use the Garmin Connect app and i...
by AndyATSmith
Thu Sep 02, 2021 6:55 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Best mobile network
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Recommend me a long distance trail

I've walked all three of the West Highland Way, Rob Roy Way and Great Glen Way though I used campsites for most nights rather than wild camping. The WHW is the best in my opinion though be prepared for the stretch along Loch Lomond to take longer than expected! It was pretty busy when we did it in M...
by AndyATSmith
Fri Aug 20, 2021 12:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommend me a long distance trail
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Bridge of Orchy to Dalmally

Thanks again for the advice. :) Had an enjoyable walk up and down Glen Strae with no Highland cows to contend with!

Andy
by AndyATSmith
Sun Aug 01, 2021 2:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bridge of Orchy to Dalmally
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Best mobile network

I'm looking into getting a new mobile phone and I'm just wondering which network is best to go with in regards to coverage in Scotland. I like to vary where I walk but, being based in the west side of the central belt, I suppose most of my walking will be south of Fort William. Would love to explore...
by AndyATSmith
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Best mobile network
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Bridge of Orchy to Dalmally

Thanks for all that info - I'm glad I've found out about the bridge being out of action. I'll maybe have a rethink of plans now. Thinking about heading up Glen Strae from Dalmally instead and just see how far I can get before heading back the same route.

Cheers,

Andy
by AndyATSmith
Tue Jul 27, 2021 3:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bridge of Orchy to Dalmally
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Bridge of Orchy to Dalmally

I'm planning a walk from Bridge of Orchy to Dalmally via the following route: Forestry road from Bridge of Orchy, passing through Inverveigh and continuing down Glen Orchy to the Eas Urchaidh waterfall. Out of interest, I wonder why the complete forestry road only appears on the OS 1:50000 map and n...
by AndyATSmith
Sat Jul 24, 2021 9:54 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bridge of Orchy to Dalmally
Replies: 6
Views: 672

Cooking equipment

Hi all, I need to get a new cooking set as my old pot in particular is rather awkward to handle. I wondered about getting a Trangia set which then got me thinking about my stove and fuel. I currently use a small device (Coleman, I think) which runs on standard gas canisters but I'm now wondering whe...
by AndyATSmith
Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Cooking equipment
Replies: 9
Views: 1088

Re: Walking technique - perhaps a silly question!

Thanks all for the advice! Lots of handy tips that I'll need to try and put into practice.
by AndyATSmith
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking technique - perhaps a silly question!
Replies: 18
Views: 2246

Walking technique - perhaps a silly question!

This is probably going to sound like a silly question but I was just wondering how often folk tend to slip when they're coming down hills? Despite me being very cautious as to where I place my feet, I reckon I slip on average about once every couple of hills I descend. I either wear hiking boots or ...
by AndyATSmith
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking technique - perhaps a silly question!
Replies: 18
Views: 2246
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