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Re: A bothy for angels?

"Bothy" only half built when we visited in 2009, but although unroofed, it looked much more substantial than your normal shelter. Very belated reply - thanks for the information, it's interesting to find out more about the building. I have slightly edited my post so that it is not quite s...
by TheTortoise
Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A bothy for angels?
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: A bothy for angels?

You are right about the spiritual aspect! - it is a zendo, built for quiet meditation. When we came across it, there was a note asking people not to publicise its presence. Oops, we didn't see such a note. I think I'll edit my post a bit - just working out what to alter. A lot of work went into bui...
by TheTortoise
Sun Sep 19, 2021 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A bothy for angels?
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Possibly my wettest Graham

Being retired, we usually choose our hillwalking expeditions to coincide with good weather. So although there was no torrential rain, and many people will have had far more challenging days on Grahams, this hill probably qualifies for us as one of our wettest hill days in the last decade. It was a h...
by TheTortoise
Fri Sep 17, 2021 10:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Possibly my wettest Graham
Replies: 1
Views: 160

A bothy for angels?

Four of us stayed on for a day after our first club weekend away in a hostel since the first lockdown. We were already buzzing from meeting people again, walking with them in the day and chatting in the evenings. Almost normal, even if we couldn't use the self-catering kitchen. This walk kept us ver...
by TheTortoise
Fri Sep 17, 2021 9:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A bothy for angels?
Replies: 4
Views: 401

Re: At last, Beinn a'Chasgein Bheag

That design looks very like one I found on Ben More Coigach(2007), but although it looked like Andy Goldworth, we couldn't find out if he did it. People who have been up since have said it isn't still there, and as it was near the ridge, it would have been very visible(unlike yours on a slope). . H...
by TheTortoise
Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: At last, Beinn a'Chasgein Bheag
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Beinn na Ramh from Kinlochewe

The alternative route from Dosmuckeran was ruled out since it apparently involves lifting your bike over a locked gate, and we didn't want to wreck the Hare's back. We'd read that you can cycle from Incheril but there was no information about the quality of the track. I had visions of large cobbles ...
by TheTortoise
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn na Ramh from Kinlochewe
Replies: 0
Views: 121

At last, Beinn a'Chasgein Bheag

Finally , Bheinn a Chasgein Beag - and finally this report, which is rather delayed. This hill in particular had been preying on our minds for a long time. In the grand plan of doing the most remote Grahams while we still could, this one was thwarted in 2020 first by lockdown and then by a cycle bre...
by TheTortoise
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: At last, Beinn a'Chasgein Bheag
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Callop Grahams

It seemed a perfect day for the Callop Grahams, sunny, clear, little wind. We set off for an anticlockwise circuit, along the Glen Cona path for a short way (thanks to Black Panther for this route). Then we cut across the glen and up onto the ridge to Meall nan Damh. One or two crags were easily byp...
by TheTortoise
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Callop Grahams
Replies: 0
Views: 123

Re: Don't follow the guide!

Yet again we are following in your footsteps and using your route suggestions! Many thanks indeed for this one, a very straightforward way onto the hill. And for us, even the final gate was unlocked on the way out.
by TheTortoise
Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Don't follow the guide!
Replies: 7
Views: 2258

Fassfern Grahams

Our first problem arose when the van was too high for the lovely empty car park at Fassfern. Luckily there was a suitable empty space by the wall. The first section of the route towards Meall Onfhaidh was pleasantly deciduous, then came a bit of plantation then open hillside. We followed the track u...
by TheTortoise
Thu Sep 02, 2021 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Fassfern Grahams
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Re: Sgurr Dearg (Mull) horseshoe

I see you're chewing your way through the remaining Grahams nicely! Well, we were delighted to finish earlier this year the most remote remaining mainland ones. Then I failed totally to climb a Jura Pap on the hottest day of the year, partly through underestimating it and the heat and not allowing ...
by TheTortoise
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:05 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgurr Dearg (Mull) horseshoe
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Sgurr Dearg (Mull) horseshoe

Another morning with early clouds, this time clearing off the hills fairly quickly but leaving a rather grey morning. We parked at the end of the old road, and set off uphill. The SMC guide disappointingly doesn't mention the possibility of doing this hill by itself, just describes a mega 2-Graham-d...
by TheTortoise
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgurr Dearg (Mull) horseshoe
Replies: 2
Views: 220

The hill with multiple cairns

We thought it would be nice to approach Ben Buie along its fairly northern ridge rather than the more intimidating ascent from Loch Buie. Also you start a bit higher so hopefully less tussocky grass. I had fantasies of a great view out to sea suddenly being revealed. We managed to find a parking spo...
by TheTortoise
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:19 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The hill with multiple cairns
Replies: 0
Views: 198

Creach Beinn from Loch Buie

The hills were in cloud. We parked by stone circle before Loch Buie, and started along the path along the glen. Very soon we headed up the ridge over 125, and then over to Creach Beinn Beag. The clouds were lifting as we went up, and it turned sunny. The route was mostly grassy walking with a rock b...
by TheTortoise
Sat Jul 31, 2021 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creach Beinn from Loch Buie
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Re: The ridge of multiple knolls

bigkeith wrote:Beautiful pics. What a place! This is an option for me this summer and your report is very helpful for planning - thanks.

Wishing you sunshine and a good breeze to keep the midgies away! .
by TheTortoise
Sun Jul 11, 2021 5:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The ridge of multiple knolls
Replies: 8
Views: 1073
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