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Re: Second gate in strathfarrar

So the gate notes access is similar to the main gate. But you can see the caveat that it "may be closed outwith the glen opening hours". A really poor way of saying they can close anytime. I think you've misread or misunderstood 'outwith'. This just means that the gate might be closed out...
by LobeyD
Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Second gate in strathfarrar
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Bynack More and Loch A'an route advice

Not much to add, but I had to bail out from camping at Etchachan to A'an in July a few years ago due to the wind so A'an is definitely a more sensible camping spot at that time of year. Also the path from A'an up the coire to Etchachan isn't great, very loose in places. Not ideal, particularly desce...
by LobeyD
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bynack More and Loch A'an route advice
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: Easiest and safest munros in late october with children?

Tarmachan would be my recommendation. Lovely area generally. Car Park is at 400m and it's one of the smaller Munros, so arguably the easiest, plus a clear path. If it is a nice day and everyone is feeling fit you can extend your walk along the ridge after the summit, which is probably the best bit o...
by LobeyD
Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easiest and safest munros in late october with children?
Replies: 19
Views: 1259

Re: Assynt / Coigach - current midge status

Slightly anecdotal :wink:, but my impression this summer is that it's been more locally variable than usual. A lot of the Highlands has dried out to a degree I've rarely seen in mid summer, so well away from lochs and major rivers/streams, it's been pretty decent even when calm. Near to more permane...
by LobeyD
Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:57 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Assynt / Coigach - current midge status
Replies: 9
Views: 688

Re: Parking Fine at Glen Lyon!!! :-(

For info, I cycled through Glen Lyon about lunchtime yesterday. Car par at Invervar was still open with several cars. The layby just beyond the clearway end sign only had a couple of cars. Couple of folk taking a bit of a chance in the area the OP parked in. I wouldn't therefore treat as entirely of...
by LobeyD
Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Parking Fine at Glen Lyon!!! :-(
Replies: 49
Views: 4243

Re: Mugdock Country Park access.

My sister is a wild swimmer and has said that the small lochs that side of the Mugdock road are best avoided during the summer as they are mobbed. I've cycled past a couple of times on nice evenings this summer with 30-40 young folk emerging from that side. I guess the farmer has got a bit fed up wi...
by LobeyD
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:43 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mugdock Country Park access.
Replies: 14
Views: 759

Re: Creag Odhar from Bridge of Orchy

I decended that way after doing the '5' to my camp further along the glen. Was a few years ago but don't remember any real difficulties. My GPS track suggests it took me about 40 minutes to get the to bottom at a steady pace, which doesn't indicate any horrors were encountered. It's a fair climb up ...
by LobeyD
Thu Aug 19, 2021 4:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Creag Odhar from Bridge of Orchy
Replies: 8
Views: 348

Re: Am I experienced enough for Buachaille Etive Mor?

Etive Beag is definitely easier if your looking for another option in the area. The two main access routes to Etive Mor each have one small section of very minor scrambling and are generally quite rough but with no real difficulties. There will be plenty of folk up there most days so you can follow ...
by LobeyD
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Am I experienced enough for Buachaille Etive Mor?
Replies: 10
Views: 688

Re: Stalking In Glen Lyon

Louisewalks wrote:....which I think is understandable.


Think you may find this is not a widely held view on here. Plenty of other more enlightened estates (i.e. all of them) seem to find a way to keep stalking off the main ridges/paths and post notices for specific areas day-to-day.
by LobeyD
Mon Aug 16, 2021 1:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stalking In Glen Lyon
Replies: 47
Views: 3965

Re: Lawers bnbs willing to transport walkers?

Can't help on the B&B but it's arguably a more satisfying round from the north, starting and finishing at Camusvrachan. Slightly longer but the gradients that side are easier. Plus Glen Lyon is a nice start/finish to any day out.
by LobeyD
Tue Aug 10, 2021 3:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lawers bnbs willing to transport walkers?
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Starting from a high Carpark - cheat or not?

If we start saying that it's "cheating" to park in the car park, then is it also "cheating" to climb several munros on the same ridge without descending into the glen and going all the way back up? Once camped next to a bloke that was adamant that was how you should count it (he...
by LobeyD
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Starting from a high Carpark - cheat or not?
Replies: 45
Views: 1894

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: 9
Views: 559

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: 678

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: 820

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: 1995
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