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Innerdownie - two falls and a submission

$matches[2] Nearly a week into my trip south a couple of sub-2000 outings and plenty of walking round the streets of Edinburgh convinced me I was ready for something more challenging, so I got back on the trail of Percy Donald's 1932 list of hills and tops. The Glen Sherup circuit has always looked...
by thepigguy
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:32 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Innerdownie - two falls and a submission
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Upper crust in North Berwick

P1000441JPG.jpg A trip up North Berwick Law on a sunny day is always a treat and a decent lunch in your rucksack makes it extra special. I'd spent the morning in Edinburgh trying to sort out a new car and by midday I was about ready to do murder. Feeling the need to blow off some steam, I caught th...
by thepigguy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Upper crust in North Berwick
Replies: 0
Views: 206

First of the year - Lamington Hill

our_route.gpx This one didn't go exactly to plan. I was in Edinburgh visiting my son and daughter and looking forward to my first new hills of the year. A stomach bug which had hit me while on the Kirkwall-Aberdeen ferry had left me feeling a little jaded, but I was perky enough a couple of days la...
by thepigguy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: First of the year - Lamington Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 181

Holiday on the buses

our_route.gpx Back in February, inspired by the SMC Grahams and Donalds book, I set off up snowy Dundreich in the hope of following Percy Donald around many, most or perhaps even all the 140 hills and tops - maybe the first Orcadian Donald bagger. A month later I was flat on my back struggling with...
by thepigguy
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Holiday on the buses
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Quiraing circuit

$matches[2] Three days after leaving Orkney, I finally made it to Skye. Waking up with a sore knee after hammering down the track on Little Wyvis the day before, I took it easy with a couple of low level strolls, some sightseeing and the mother of all ice creams in Kyle of Lochalsh, before finally ...
by thepigguy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Quiraing circuit
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Re: A wild and lonely start to the Grahams

I did the boggy lump of Meall Dola a few weeks ago in wet conditions (didn't know it had been on anyone else's radar!!) - the key to success was wearing wellies :lol: https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=93450 I notice some folk on WH going walking in wellies. Sadly they gi...
by thepigguy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A wild and lonely start to the Grahams
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: A wild and lonely start to the Grahams

Hello....Would appear to be much safer to approach from West to reach the start of this hill. :) The turn-off from the A9 was missed by us when coming up from the South when trying to leave the 'racetrack', having turned around you then have to a risky turn right on a bend, for an even more hazardo...
by thepigguy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A wild and lonely start to the Grahams
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: A wild and lonely start to the Grahams

[quote="Sgurr"]Your mystery cairn has the same feel to it as the mystery art work I found on the ridge of Ben Mor Coigach in 2007. Apparently it hasn't been there for some time, so either removed by its creator or someone who took objection to it. Suspect yours is an "art work" r...
by thepigguy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A wild and lonely start to the Grahams
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Re: It's not that Little

It's not a bad hill Little Wyvis, in my view. And your route is a good alternative to the more usual route from the car park for it's bigger brother. Glad you seemed to enjoy your day. My accidental detour made the whole thing a lot more fun than it might have been. In the fairly unlikely event of ...
by thepigguy
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: It's not that Little
Replies: 3
Views: 472

It's not that Little

$matches[2] Day Two of the slow road from Orkney to Skye. Having had immense fun on my first Graham (Beinn Dhorain) and a lot less fun on the sub-2000ft Meall Dola, I edged a wee bit further west the next day, eventually deciding over a long breakfast to head up my first Corbett Little Wyvis which ...
by thepigguy
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: It's not that Little
Replies: 3
Views: 472

A wild and lonely start to the Grahams

$matches[2] "Can you pick Pat up from Skye on Saturday?" "No problem." "When are you leaving?" "Wednesday evening." "You're going walking aren't you?" "Maybe." That's how I found myself scrambling up the side of my first Graham, Beinn Dhor...
by thepigguy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A wild and lonely start to the Grahams
Replies: 6
Views: 565

Maximum bang for your hillwalking buck

$matches[2] After making a meal of Tom nam Fitheach in the morning, I joined up with my wife, brother-in-law and sister-in-law later on to visit 'S Airde Beinn, which proved to be a much easier way of having fun. It has to be one of the simplest Marilyns in Scotland - you could probably bag the sum...
by thepigguy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Maximum bang for your hillwalking buck
Replies: 0
Views: 354

(Almost) lost in a forest, all alone

$matches[2] This was one of those moments when you look back and think: "What on Earth were you up to you big eejit." Tom nam Fitheach is stuck away in the middle of north Mull, beside the road between Dervaig and Salen. It's surrounded by forestry, some old, but mostly plantations, and i...
by thepigguy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: (Almost) lost in a forest, all alone
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Loch Linnhe views for pup's first hill and old boy's las

What lovely dogs. It's grand that the old boy was active almost right to the end. We have three elderly dogs, none of whom have climbed a load of Munros like Jack, but the younger two (14 and 12) often come with me up our local Marilyn - I hope they enjoy it as much as Jack obviously did. And Druim ...
by thepigguy
Thu May 30, 2019 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Loch Linnhe views for pup's first hill and old boy's last
Replies: 25
Views: 1808

Early morning Northern delights

$matches[2] On our way south from Orkney for a holiday in Mull we stopped off for the night at the Helmsdale hostel. A gigantic fish supper, pleasant walk around the village and a really excellent private room at the hostel - I can't recommend the place enough. Woken by bright sunshine peeking arou...
by thepigguy
Thu May 30, 2019 4:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Early morning Northern delights
Replies: 0
Views: 224
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