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Re: Jetboil - Gas Availability WHW

Might be worth emailing the Beech Tree Inn near Killearn and the Oak Tree Inn at Balmaha if you're struggling. Both are next to the Way and have small shops. I'm fairly certain at least the Oak Tree does stock some camping supplies, but as mentioned stock is a bit hit or miss in larger stores far le...
by LobeyD
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Jetboil - Gas Availability WHW
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Torridon camping

Sorry to slightly hijack this thread, but I'm planning something similar this weekend or early next week and, in addition to more general suggestions, was wondering if anyone had recent experience of the Taagan camp site round by Kinlochewe, both in terms of number of folk and conditions. Was there ...
by LobeyD
Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Torridon camping
Replies: 6
Views: 600

Re: Avoiding Arrochar parking charges

You could also park at Butterbridge and access the hills from there. Just be aware that the larger parking area after the bend at the bridge is now being used by the RnBT road crews. There is some space left just off the road (normal layby width) but there are some pretty large boulders piled high ...
by LobeyD
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Avoiding Arrochar parking charges
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: To corrour bothy

davekeiller wrote:Bynack more is the wrong side of the Cairngorm plateau for Corrour bothy.
You'd basically need to do Ben Macdui to get to Corrour bothy from that side, which would be a long day's walk.


For the avoidance of doubt, I did mean 'instead of' rather than 'combined with'. :roll: :wink:
by LobeyD
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:53 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: To corrour bothy
Replies: 20
Views: 1775

Re: Open bothies

Going by some of the bothy books, guests have been frequent, i have got to hold my hand up and i used Faindourain for one night, if more people had appeared then the tent would have went up. One other person appeared and we had a bothy each, they also had a tent. Think it is a case of select your b...
by LobeyD
Thu Jul 08, 2021 4:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Open bothies
Replies: 25
Views: 1482

Re: To corrour bothy

From the north side, the most obvious circular day walk would probably be a circuit of Bynack More from Glenmore via Fords of Avon and Strath Nethy or over Bynack and drop to the end of Strath Nethy. The latter is good going although the descent is pathless. All options on the west side are too long...
by LobeyD
Thu Jul 08, 2021 11:40 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: To corrour bothy
Replies: 20
Views: 1775

Re: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can

I think on the day that it hit 47C in Canada, the famously cold place, that perhaps worrying about the view from Moffat High Street may be seen as slightly narrow-minded. :wink:
by LobeyD
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 'Save Our Hills Moffat' - Please help in any way you can
Replies: 30
Views: 1444

Re: Right to Roam....in practice

I think the reason the recent post on this subject attracted a lot of input is that the situation described is surprising rare plus the fact that those of us who make most use of the code get a bit protective when landowners would like to restrict it. Some estates have a bit of a rep (e.g. north sid...
by LobeyD
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Right to Roam....in practice
Replies: 11
Views: 1003

Re: Midges mid June Scotland this year

"Hey Lobey, you remember the last 'Good Midge Year'?".

"Don't be daft, I'm only 48".

:wink:

Like Nessy, purely a myth we sell to tourists. Buy a head net, some Smidge, pray for a breeze....and don't, whatever you do, stop moving.
by LobeyD
Mon Jun 21, 2021 4:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Midges mid June Scotland this year
Replies: 36
Views: 1963

Re: Right to roam v Private Road

Was away at the weekend so missed the fun. Being familiar with the path, much of what has been said didn't ring true. Before responding I decided to head up there today just to make sure I had it straight. The other end of the track starts at a gate of the main tarmac access road to Edenmill. There ...
by LobeyD
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:43 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Right to roam v Private Road
Replies: 107
Views: 7898

Re: A bike any use for Beinn Mholach?

I bikepacked into Duinish for a couple of nights last weekend. Took the west side track along Loch Garry and it was fine, if a bit loose and stony in places, for a mountain bike with some luggage. A gravel bike would be OK at a push but not particularly comfortable. As folk have mentioned, there is ...
by LobeyD
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A bike any use for Beinn Mholach?
Replies: 8
Views: 608

Re: Advice on Ben Macdui / Beinn Mheadhoin route

I'd agree with jmarkb on clockwise. I've had more problems on the path out of the other side of Loch Avon which is steep and on one occasion after a dry spell was very loose in places and better ascended. Raibert is a bit fiddly here and there, but not to the point that either way is a problem.
by LobeyD
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:42 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice on Ben Macdui / Beinn Mheadhoin route
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: Recommended Corbett/Graham combos

Thanks for the input folks, particularly jmarkb, that's a list that will take a bit of digesting :).

Was up Bheula and Lochain yesterday with some of the outlier peaks to make a circuit. A reminder that climbs starting from sea loch level are always hard, but an excellent day out.
by LobeyD
Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommended Corbett/Graham combos
Replies: 18
Views: 738

Re: Multi Day Hikes from Fixed Wild Camp

Glen Nevis works well for this. Steall obvously but often busy. I spent a couple of days in the flat ground north of Binnein Beag, which is a good base for Grey Corries/Eastern Mamores etc.. Loch Etchachan in the Cairngorms. River Ossian not far from the east end of the Loch, particularly with a bik...
by LobeyD
Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:42 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Multi Day Hikes from Fixed Wild Camp
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Recommended Corbett/Graham combos

Have reached the Munro stage where the remaining ones are far away and therefore have been looking for good smaller hill rounds more close to home (Glasgow). As Corbetts tend to be solitary, I've been looking for Corbett/Graham combinations, but there is no good resource for this and it's a faff loo...
by LobeyD
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommended Corbett/Graham combos
Replies: 18
Views: 738
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