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Re: Mullardoch Ferry

From his web site " The service runs from January until the beginning of August, weather permitting."

I thought his main job was a stalker, so probably out on the hills at this time of year.
by Gigha
Tue Oct 12, 2021 9:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mullardoch Ferry
Replies: 18
Views: 929

Re: A9

Some work has started related to the Moy-Tomatin stretch, it's just more to do with necessary changes to nearby rail infrastructure before work on the main road starts (you see the entrance to the works when passing Lynebeg). Are you certain about that, I think those works were associated with the ...
by Gigha
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:56 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A9
Replies: 24
Views: 1849

Re: A9

No sign of the next stage of dualling starting [Moy - Tomatin I believe]

I thought the whole project was supposed to be completed by 2025, will be interesting to see if some stages get quietly dropped now the Greens are having a say in things.
by Gigha
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:45 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A9
Replies: 24
Views: 1849

Re: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian

Dickens96 - Regarding the letter in the East Lothian Courier with the comment from Scottish Water - could you post a link to it please? Cant seem to track it down online, many thanks. I still have my copy of The EL Courier, if you are still looking for the letter I could scan it. pm me with your em...
by Gigha
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian
Replies: 17
Views: 2949

Re: Glen dessarry

Yes its a good estate road and fine for a MTB.

Have cycled in past the A' Chuil bothy. Its a few years since I was last there, track gets a bit rougher once into the next plantation if I remember correctly.
by Gigha
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:15 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen dessarry
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: The Cheviot from Kirk Yetholm???

I have only done as far as the Schill from Kirk Yetholm [car park at end of road]. From my track log that took 2 hrs 45 mins to get that far [Pennine Way over White Law] Don't know if that will help with your assessment. The one thing I would say is that the route over the Cheviot has a great sandst...
by Gigha
Sat Jul 03, 2021 10:59 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Cheviot from Kirk Yetholm???
Replies: 4
Views: 357

Re: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian

I cycled up to the Hopes reservoir last week, there were no cars in the new car park and no sign of any walkers on the track up to the reservoir. At this time of year would normally be dozens of walkers in this area, all very depressing. Most people in the past used to park in front of the water tre...
by Gigha
Thu May 20, 2021 11:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Closure of Hopes Reservoir car park, East Lothian
Replies: 17
Views: 2949

Re: Walks near St Abbs

Check out the Berickshire Coastal Path, there is a good description of the various stages on this website. Not a circular path so may not be what your looking for. It is possible to get back to start points by using public transport, though understand if this option may not sound suitable in the cov...
by Gigha
Thu May 06, 2021 10:03 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walks near St Abbs
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Who switched off the tap?

I had a chat with the owner of one of these micro hydro plants last year. From what I recall he said that after the weir was installed, the burn flow had to be measured for six to nine months, SEPA would prefer to get as much data as possible but pressure to get the plants up and running usually pre...
by Gigha
Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Who switched off the tap?
Replies: 16
Views: 5074

Re: Beinn Trilleachan- why always decending by the same rout

As Cairngormwanderer has pointed out I think coming East or South East off the summit may be tricky, especially if its a bit wet underfoot. I did a transverse of hill as per route below, it was 10 years ago so my recollection is a bit vague, don't remember any difficulties on this route apart from p...
by Gigha
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:52 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Trilleachan- why always decending by the same route??
Replies: 5
Views: 1798

Re: Beinn Bhuidhe (Loch Fyne)

I was on Ben Lui on Monday, the snow line was 500 - 600m depending on slope aspect. The cycle up Glen Fyne should be OK assuming there has not been a serious dump of snow in the last few days. View south from the summit of Ben Lui, Beinn Bhuidhe in the background. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1631...
by Gigha
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Bhuidhe (Loch Fyne)
Replies: 8
Views: 2859

Re: Ben Chonzie from the north

I have done Ben Chonzie from the north but cycled in from the Sma' Glen [good estate road all the way in]. Crossed the river at the weir and ascent of hill fairly straightforward. Certainly made a change from the other trade routes though a bit longer. See map, think it was ~ 36km and just under 6 h...
by Gigha
Mon Jun 01, 2015 6:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Chonzie from the north
Replies: 7
Views: 2454

Re: Glen Kinglass

Quick one - Is Glen Kinglass accessible by vehicle? Im in a Defender but I think those roads are private and/or prohibited. Im looking for a spot for a responsible overnight campground the Glen Etive area. I skimmed Glen Kinglass on a BlackMount walk once. Looks lovely, but of course, lovely places...
by Gigha
Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:43 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Kinglass
Replies: 3
Views: 2417

Re: Sgurr nan Creathreamhnan & Mullach na Dheiragain

Did this walk mid October 2005. A great walk and no real problems that I can think of. I cycled in as far as Carnach, total time from the track log was just short of 11hrs. I do remember cycling back out in the dark, was full moon so did not need to switch on the head torch until nearly back at the ...
by Gigha
Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:59 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sgurr nan Creathreamhnan & Mullach na Dheiragain
Replies: 8
Views: 2849

Re: Carn Bhac Conumdrum…help required

i'm considering doing carn bhac by itself without incorporating in beinn Iutharn mhor in the coming weeks aswell. how long are you looking at for the circuit gigha posted? From track log :- distance 22km, time 7.5 hrs, ascent ~ 1000m. That was for a winter walk with snow line about 400m I would ima...
by Gigha
Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Carn Bhac Conumdrum…help required
Replies: 9
Views: 2851
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