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Re: Wild camping between kinlochewe and oykel bridge

I can't answer your question directly, but if camping is difficult, Clachan B&B is very close to Inverlael, might be worth a try.

https://www.clachanfarmhouse.co.uk/
by al78
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:26 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wild camping between kinlochewe and oykel bridge
Replies: 8
Views: 288

Re: Unusual summit features

It's not really much (if any) of a bragging right when the Great Dun Fell road is a cul-de-sac providing access to the installation only, whereas the Cairnwell pass is a main road through route too and from populated areas, so much greater functionality. I'd agree it's not a bragging right, and the...
by al78
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unusual summit features
Replies: 45
Views: 1382

Re: Unusual summit features

Has anyone mentioned the golf ball on Great Dun Fell yet? Last post but one! Also perhaps surprising that Britain's highest tarmac road is on England's little mountains. Even the Cairnwell Pass doesn't reach Corbett height! It's not really much (if any) of a bragging right when the Great Dun Fell r...
by al78
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unusual summit features
Replies: 45
Views: 1382

Re: Unusual summit features

Cairngorm summit weather station.

cairngormsumit.jpg
by al78
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:05 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unusual summit features
Replies: 45
Views: 1382

Re: Unusual summit features

by al78
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unusual summit features
Replies: 45
Views: 1382

Re: Protection against out of control dogs

Unfortunately it appears yet again an issue of emotion and personal identity, and speaking out against badly trained dogs is equivalent to attacking the identities of dog lovers, in the eyes of some. Some people on cycling forums do exactly the same if anyone dares to suggest a cyclist might, even s...
by al78
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:52 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Protection against out of control dogs
Replies: 76
Views: 3521

Cycling version of Cape Wrath trail

And more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49541621

This looks similar to what I had in my mind of combining the Pennine Way with the Scottish National Trail (or Cape Wrath Trail). If I can see a map of the route, I may have a go at some of that.
by al78
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:50 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cycling version of Cape Wrath trail
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: walk from Inverie to Morvich

Thanks, I would prefer to take the high road where possible but if I get clag-fest weather like this year I'll probably try and stay below the cloud base. It is not much fun slogging 700m up only to see nothing but the back of my hand. I've had a brief dose of masochism and booked one of Steve Fallo...
by al78
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:05 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: walk from Inverie to Morvich
Replies: 2
Views: 282

walk from Inverie to Morvich

I was thinking next year of walking from Fort William to Morvich and possibly beyond following roughly the Cape Wrath trail, and have been looking at my OS maps. I noticed that when reaching Kinloch Hourn, there is the direct route to Glen Shiel either up Buidhe Beinn or along the glen heading NE, b...
by al78
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: walk from Inverie to Morvich
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Walking Mallaig to Fort William

I second this. The only other route that isn't too taxing walk wise is following the main road, and I doubt you would want to do that, you may as well take the train.
by al78
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking Mallaig to Fort William
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Carnoch bridge update

Excellent, that is one of next years trips established.
by al78
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Carnoch bridge update
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: Highland Tourism Visitor Levy (Tourist Tax)

It is not difficult to drive along single track roads in harmony with other road users, I managed it perfectly well the first time I drove to Scotland. I don't think ignorance is the problem, it is a lot of people can't be bothered to think I'm pretty sure most people who are causing massive proble...
by al78
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Highland Tourism Visitor Levy (Tourist Tax)
Replies: 68
Views: 1880

Re: Which way would you go

I'd cycle in from Glen Affric its predominantly flat. Morvich is very scenic but does involve gaining then losing height. I've walked in from Cluanie and never again! Another option is to come in from Iron Lodge? Assume your camping or staying at the hostel? Out of interest, what is bad about the w...
by al78
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Which way would you go
Replies: 26
Views: 3328

Re: Highland Tourism Visitor Levy (Tourist Tax)

A massive problem with single track roads in these areas apart from the increased popularity is that many (not all) people from abroad and the south (ie south of Crianlarich :D ) dont know how to drive on them.D We do have single track roads down here you know, not everyone lives in the towns, and ...
by al78
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Highland Tourism Visitor Levy (Tourist Tax)
Replies: 68
Views: 1880

Re: Highland Tourism Visitor Levy (Tourist Tax)

So, we're all in agreement then.... :lol: There must be a fairer way by taxing the activities that mostly rich people do, like grouse shooting. I think hillwalking would come under this as well,have you seen a poor hillwalker. I might have done, but I wouldn't know, as you can't tell the wealth of ...
by al78
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Highland Tourism Visitor Levy (Tourist Tax)
Replies: 68
Views: 1880
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