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Re: electric cars

Electric cars may end up being the equivalent of BetaMax. Oil companies are starting to really investigate fully synthetic fuels that can go into a standard ICE. This is what is being used in the World Rally Championship. If they can get ‘high end’ performance cars to run on fully synthetic fuels, a...
by Andy Milne
Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:42 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: electric cars
Replies: 47
Views: 1771

Re: Dalwhinnie Level Crossing - Network Rail piece, May 2022

ScotWays is asking members of the public who have used the level crossing at Dalwhinnie as part of a long-distance through route to help by completing the questionnaire. Further information and the questionnaire can be found at www.scotways.com/dalwhinnie. You can also email dalwhinnie@scotways.com ...
by Andy Milne
Wed May 25, 2022 1:21 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dalwhinnie Level Crossing - Network Rail piece, May 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 1541

Hill of Fare access from Raemoir

I passed here on the way back from the Cairngorms yesterday. The area that you used to park on has now been filled over with soil and protected by some very large rocks. They look to have only left a single lane through, for the houses further up, and with no parking space available, just to make an...
by Andy Milne
Fri May 20, 2022 7:20 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hill of Fare access from Raemoir
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Recommendations for munro/hills

Most of the Munros in your driving timescales will be those in the Cairngorms. The Linn of Dee road has been shut during the week to repair all the potholes, but the last I heard was that it was meant to be finished for this coming weekend. Might be worth checking with the Mar Lodge estate if you ar...
by Andy Milne
Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommendations for munro/hills
Replies: 9
Views: 739

Re: Booking Ferry to Mull

As you get into the summer months it gets busier. The last time we were there was ’pre-Covid’ so things may have changed. If you book you definitely have a space. If you don’t book you MAY get on, but you may also wait all day. Once those who have booked arrive, then if there are any other available...
by Andy Milne
Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Booking Ferry to Mull
Replies: 12
Views: 891

Re: Ime on the road to recovery and down to my last hundred!

I did this route yesterday (18th March 2022) and there is now a new deer fence in the Beallach between the 2 hills. I couldn’t see a style or gate, so anyone else coming this way be prepared to have to climb over it
by Andy Milne
Sat Mar 19, 2022 10:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ime on the road to recovery and down to my last hundred!
Replies: 6
Views: 3271

Silva compass on Beinn Udlaidh

Found a Silva Compass on Beinn Udlaidh, just North of the large stone cairn near the summit today
by Andy Milne
Sat Mar 19, 2022 6:00 pm
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Silva compass on Beinn Udlaidh
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Re: Can I just walk through fields ?

You have the right of ‘responsible access’ , but as has been pointed out, this doesn’t give you the right to walk through crops etc. while I am sure you can walk on the field edges, you then have to negotiate any fences, which maybe barbed wire etc and not walker friendly.. Sometimes the route goes ...
by Andy Milne
Sun Mar 13, 2022 9:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can I just walk through fields ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1525

Formartine and Buchan way closed North of Ellon

Aberdeenshire Council have closed part of the Formartine and Buchan way North of Ellon due to storm damage, near Mains of Arnage. Doesn’t look like there is an obvious alternate route, and no indication of how long it will be shut
by Andy Milne
Sat Feb 26, 2022 1:29 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Formartine and Buchan way closed North of Ellon
Replies: 1
Views: 413

Re: Testing Tops

This is great, as I had been tracking the Tops as I did the Munro’s (but never actually checking an updated list or alterations) originally on a Bartholomew’s Munro map and then the updated Collins version (which in itself is outdated looking at your list). I am always looking at the Tops for the Mu...
by Andy Milne
Thu Jan 27, 2022 10:24 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Testing Tops
Replies: 63
Views: 4542

Ben Newe and the ravages of Arwen

I had just been up ladylea Hill and hadn't noticed any ill effects from Storm Arwen, so decided to tag Ben Newe onto the day. I had read in other reports that the track to the car park was badly potholed and great care should be taken. Either this track has been repaired or other folk haven't been u...
by Andy Milne
Tue Jan 25, 2022 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Newe and the ravages of Arwen
Replies: 0
Views: 202

Coiliochbhar Hill

As it was forecast to be a dry day with potentially little wind, it seemed an ideal day to get a little hill in. Coiliochbhar Hill had been on the radar for a while as a short winter walk, which I could potentially link in with others. Headed to Kildrummy, and then on towards Brux, crossing the brid...
by Andy Milne
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:18 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Coiliochbhar Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Re: Train from Corrour

The ‘unknown’ element to throw into the mix, is that Scotrail have been cancelling up to 60 services a day (as staff self isolate due to Covid). While this, I believe, has mainly affected the central belt, if the situation continues and more staff are unable to work then you may find other services ...
by Andy Milne
Mon Dec 13, 2021 12:57 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Train from Corrour
Replies: 16
Views: 1772

Benaquhallie. A quick walk after Arwen

After all the damage inflicted in the North East by storm Arwen, I didn't think it was sensible to go too far, or attempt anything that went through any forests due to the large number of trees down. A quick look at the map, and Benaquhallie seemed to tick all the boxes. The forecast was for the sun...
by Andy Milne
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Benaquhallie. A quick walk after Arwen
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Re: Munro Weather Forecasting

The Met Office app (and website) gives you a forecast for most hills. Type in the name of the hill you are looking at (not all the hills are shown, so look at a slightly higher but very close by hill) and it gives you wind speed plus gust speed for the summits, along with visibility, precipitation a...
by Andy Milne
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:37 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro Weather Forecasting
Replies: 23
Views: 1914
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