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Re: Camping in Glen Dessarry

You can camp on the ridge, eg at the bealach before An Eag. One thing to be aware of is that once you are up on that long ridge there’s very little in the way of water supply, so make sure you have enough with you before you go up. Do you mean between An Eag and Sgurr Cos na-Breachd-laoidh? If so, ...
by al78
Thu May 13, 2021 11:28 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camping in Glen Dessarry
Replies: 14
Views: 479

Re: October?

I'd suggest early October if possible, more daylight, bear in mind October to March is the wettest half of the year.
by al78
Wed May 12, 2021 9:46 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: October?
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Camping near Corryhully bothy

I'm off to Knoydart at the end of the month hiking in from Glenfinnan, and I'm guessing the bothies are out of bounds. Is there suitable ground near Corryhully bothy to pitch a small tent.

Is it possible to camp somewhere near the base of Sgurr Mor?
by al78
Tue May 11, 2021 9:54 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Camping near Corryhully bothy
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Strathfarrar four

If you don't want to deal with the gate malarkey you can access these munros from Inverchoran to the north. This route does have the disadvantage of needing to cross a low bealach twice, but you do get to see the very remote looking glen Orrin.
by al78
Sun May 09, 2021 2:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strathfarrar four
Replies: 19
Views: 548

Re: Beinn Dearg via bike

The route I took was along the Minigaig from Old Blair, I left the bike at the bothy then took a direct route up along the Alt Sheicheachan, there is a path all the way IIRC. Just be careful on the way back, it is easy to pick up a lot of speed and you don't want to meet a walker at speed around a b...
by al78
Thu May 06, 2021 11:20 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Dearg via bike
Replies: 11
Views: 1434

Re: The benefits of bright clothing

As a cyclist it's bad enough having the pressure to cycle around like a belisha beacon or risk victim blaming (though oddly people still get hit despite day-glow colours and flashing lights). When I'm not on my bike it's dark/muted colours all the way especially as I'm often wanting to see wildlife...
by al78
Mon May 03, 2021 4:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The benefits of bright clothing
Replies: 50
Views: 1999

Re: So how busy was it?

Did the seven sisters (SE England) yesterday. A lot of people doing at least some of the walk trying to make the most of the last day of reasonable weather before November arrives later today. Car park at Birling Gap nearly full, people parked along the access road, looked like a minimum of half an ...
by al78
Mon May 03, 2021 11:28 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So how busy was it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3343

Re: The benefits of bright clothing

Maybe everybody should be obliged to do a first aid course before they're allowed to set foot in the hills? Maybe everyone should have to register their route on a central database before they venture out? Maybe those irresponsible fell runners should be barred if they insist on wearing those flims...
by al78
Sun May 02, 2021 9:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The benefits of bright clothing
Replies: 50
Views: 1999

Re: Kintyre Way in May

Given April and the start of May have seen persistent below-average temperatures, maybe the midges will be out later than normal this year.
by al78
Sun May 02, 2021 9:01 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kintyre Way in May
Replies: 21
Views: 1358

Re: New Covid law 26/4/2021

Scraggygoat wrote:.....so what is the point of the organisation for the type of individuals that founded them in the first place?


You get a nice glossy magazine?
by al78
Fri Apr 30, 2021 11:04 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Covid law 26/4/2021
Replies: 36
Views: 1926

Re: How did you stay fit during lockdown?

I'm fortunate to live very close to some quiet country lanes and there is a nice 5 mile loop I occasionally did on my bike, sometimes more than one lap and sometimes with a bit of variation. I have always used my bike for local journeys into town and to my allotment. Other than that, I accepted I wo...
by al78
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you stay fit during lockdown?
Replies: 34
Views: 1255

Re: Ben Alder from Dalwhinnie on foot

According to MapMyWalk it is about nine and a half miles from Dalwhinnie railway station to Culra bothy, and about nine miles to walk from Culra up Beinn Bheoil and Ben Alder in a loop, so you are looking at close to 30 miles, about three miles less if you just do an out-and-back to Ben Alder, so it...
by al78
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:36 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Alder from Dalwhinnie on foot
Replies: 21
Views: 1109

Re: Ben Alder from Dalwhinnie on foot

It's a shame there isn't a boat service along the loch like loch Mullardoch. I guess that would take away the remote feeling and wild experience. Some would say difficulty of access is all part of what defines the hill(s).
by al78
Tue Apr 27, 2021 1:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Alder from Dalwhinnie on foot
Replies: 21
Views: 1109

Re: New Covid law 26/4/2021

LobeyD wrote:"I'm only happy when it rains


You must have been really miserable last April and this one. :lol:
by al78
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:36 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Covid law 26/4/2021
Replies: 36
Views: 1926

Re: When does parking become irresponsible?

Yes. People who park on bends and reducing the width of the road by half causing conflict between opposing traffic are a pain in the arse and should be //Moderation: removed after complaints// As for yellow lines on a high street, I can see why that would be justified. Parking in an urban area reduc...
by al78
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: When does parking become irresponsible?
Replies: 14
Views: 787
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