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Christmas Day walk

Our Christmas Day walk. The SMC description for this walk is totally out of date. We followed the western track for a couple of kilometres passing the two lines of deer fence on the left hand side of the track. About 100 metres after the last deer fence, there is a small cairn on the left hand side ...
by Strathlassie
Sat Dec 25, 2021 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Christmas Day walk
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Benvane from Ballimore - a word of advice

Not that it's really needed but just in case anyone wants a very easy walk up Benvane ... We walked up from Ballimore Farm and followed the description in the SMC guide heading towards the small plantation on the hillside. This involves going through the left hand gate. if you want a really easy way...
by Strathlassie
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Benvane from Ballimore - a word of advice
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Beinn a Chuallaich - the kindness of strangers

Beinn a Chuallaich is a hill I've been wanting to climb for some time. I'd studied the walk reports on this site and the SMC guide and we'd decided to "start at the bend" at NN707616 as suggested in the SMC guide. We parked up in the layby and all all hell started to break loose. A retired...
by Strathlassie
Thu Sep 30, 2021 4:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a Chuallaich - the kindness of strangers
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: The Fara - third time lucky

I like this sort of report - nice and useful to know how to avoid clambering over a deer fence :lol: . Like you, I'd seen that possible route up The Fara when doing Meall nan Eagan, I've only done it from the 'usual' level crossing start point before so will give this a try next time, thanks. I rem...
by Strathlassie
Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Fara - third time lucky
Replies: 3
Views: 392

The Fara - third time lucky

We've attempted to climb up The Fara twice on our way south to Glasgow but the weather was always dreary but yesterday we were lucky. We'd been reading about the closure of the railway crossing at Dalwhinnie so the route described by several people on this site, and in the SMC guide, wasn't feasible...
by Strathlassie
Sat Aug 21, 2021 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Fara - third time lucky
Replies: 3
Views: 392

An Cruachan from Strathfarrar

We'd driven to Strathfarrar a couple of weeks ago, only to find that the glen was closed to visitors on Tuesdays! Today was a Sunday. We'd followed a very sloow camper van laden with bikes off the Struy road. As it wasn't yet 9 o'clock (when the gate opens), I started fretting that we'd be stuck beh...
by Strathlassie
Tue Jul 20, 2021 10:41 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An Cruachan from Strathfarrar
Replies: 0
Views: 262

Beinn Leoid, Meallan a' Chuaill & Meall an Fheur Loch

We set off on this walk closely following the report posted by m3doc (thank you!). It's the type of walk that I really love - you set off uphill immediately so gaining height - none of this walking along a glen for 5 km or so making no height gain. The stalkers path uphill was really well maintained...
by Strathlassie
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Leoid, Meallan a' Chuaill & Meall an Fheur Loch
Replies: 0
Views: 255

Re: Beinn Leoid, Meallan a' Chuaill & Meall an Fheur Loch

Thanks for writing this walk up. We more or less followed it to the letter and had a great day out.
by Strathlassie
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:19 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Leoid, Meallan a' Chuaill & Meall an Fheur Loch
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Sgùrr an Airgid

I'd been reading the SMC's guide to this walk and then reports on this site which seemed to make more sense. Having turned off the A 87 towards Morvich, we drove right past the car park by the cemetery and got ready at a car park about half a kilometre down the road. Then after studying the hillside...
by Strathlassie
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:09 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgùrr an Airgid
Replies: 0
Views: 192

In memory of Stephen Ashworth

Our dear friend, Stephen Ashworth, sadly left this earth a few weeks ago. His favourite Scottish mountain was Carn Ban in Toirridon. When we were obsessed about compleating the Munros, he would always say to us that were other hills with great views and that Carn Ban was one of them. He was correct....
by Strathlassie
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: In memory of Stephen Ashworth
Replies: 0
Views: 194

A long way for such a little hill

Well it had to be done and what a fine day we chose. But it's a long way to get to such a little hill. We started off on our bikes at Black Bridge and cycled 13 km to the foot of the hill. The weather was glorious with a slight breeze to cool us down. It's a long time since we'd cycled in this direc...
by Strathlassie
Sat Jun 05, 2021 2:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A long way for such a little hill
Replies: 0
Views: 250

The Kylerhea circuit

We'd left home early (early for us that is) to avoid the holiday traffic on the single track road going down to Lochcarron. Nevertheless there was the odd camper van around but most were still in the laybys with the curtains firmly closed! It's a long time since we'd been over the bridge to Skye, th...
by Strathlassie
Mon May 17, 2021 9:35 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Kylerhea circuit
Replies: 0
Views: 352

Meall nam Maigheach - before the snow

We'd been staying a few days in Glasgow and decided to go up this hill on the way home. Once we'd passed the parking for the Ptarmigan Ridge and Ben Lawers, there wasn't a car to be seen. We parked near the green hut, as the SMC guide suggested and headed in the direction of the stone wall. This too...
by Strathlassie
Thu May 06, 2021 12:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall nam Maigheach - before the snow
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Cruinn a bheinn, a gem of a hill

I’m not going to say much about today’s walk apart from two things. First if you climb the hill in decent weather, you have terrific views. Secondly, if you’re doing a quick up and down as we were, as soon as you’ve walked up the zigzags from Cailness cottage and see the fence, follow it! We didn’t ...
by Strathlassie
Sun May 02, 2021 5:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cruinn a bheinn, a gem of a hill
Replies: 0
Views: 274

Beinn Bhan (Torridon) - what a gem

This is a great hill! As we started, a cuckoo was calling in the nearby trees; spring is here at last. The temperature reached 19 degrees whilst we were out - a great feeling to be out on the hills and being warm. We parked in the lay-by near the bridge just up from Tornapress, as the SMC guidebook ...
by Strathlassie
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Bhan (Torridon) - what a gem
Replies: 0
Views: 312
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