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Re: Easiest and safest munros in late october with children?

I'd look seriously at Ben Vrackie. It's a proper mountain. It might be a few feet shy of 3000, but it sits majestically at the head of a glen and has a wonderful outlook down the plain towards Perth. It's a very easy path at the bottom, but with increasing height you get good views. Then the summit ...
by Alex W
Wed Sep 22, 2021 4:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Easiest and safest munros in late october with children?
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: Skye Trail in December?

I think the answer is Yes and NO and it depends. Skye as an island has a maritime climate which leads to winters sometimes being mild and snow/ ice free. In which case the Skye Trail would be perfectly doable in December. But at times the winter can be fierce. Although you don't go too high except f...
by Alex W
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skye Trail in December?
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Ben Nevis

I'm not sure I favour dissing any of our mountains in Scotland and certainly not Nevis - the mightiest of them all. If you're half way up .5 gully in the depths of winter, the crowds at the top will be the last thing on your mind. The sight of the CMD arete and the Northern Corrie is majestic. The s...
by Alex W
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Nevis
Replies: 25
Views: 1370

Re: Dalmunzie Hotel Car Parking

I stayed at the Dalmunzie Hotel in June to do Glas Tulaichean and Carn an Righ. Like a poster above, my wife says it was because I was too tight to pay for the car parking. It's £5 and it looks like card or cash. The bar was out of use when I was there, but a pint will be brought to you to sit in th...
by Alex W
Mon Sep 06, 2021 12:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dalmunzie Hotel Car Parking
Replies: 25
Views: 5907

Re: Bothies and hills during Stalking

The MBA notes all closures of their bothies for stalking on their website https://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/ There is stalking information and contact details for a lot of estates on here: https://www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot/practical-guide-all/heading-scottish-hills though the coverage could ...
by Alex W
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:00 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bothies and hills during Stalking
Replies: 15
Views: 696

Re: Straight line walking

The problem with any old straight line route is that in a mountainous area many of them will be simply impossible due to terrain - either impossible climbs or sheer drops or lochs. Part of the challenge will be finding a route it is possible to do.
by Alex W
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Straight line walking
Replies: 21
Views: 1027

Re: Straight line walking

I quite often have crazy ideas of a route - link all the Carn Deargs in one trip or pick the longest high level route from a recognised town/ village to a remote summit. I'm a bit too old for most of that nonsense now, but walking in a dead straight line is something I just would never contemplate. ...
by Alex W
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Straight line walking
Replies: 21
Views: 1027

Re: Stalking In Glen Lyon

Glen Lyon has been a notoriously bad estate regarding access for walkers for a long time. I can remember as a teenager (and that wasn't last week) going to Glen Lyon with some trepidation after hearing stories from my father and his walking buddies about confrontation with estate managers. I was las...
by Alex W
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:20 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stalking In Glen Lyon
Replies: 47
Views: 3399

Re: Walking Etiquette

It's a very good question from the OP and one I have thought about. On well made "official" paths it's obvious that you should follow them if they are going your direction. The problem of the path widening around boggy bits seems to be getting worse, maybe with increased footfall. I've act...
by Alex W
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking Etiquette
Replies: 20
Views: 1248

Re: Recommend me a long distance trail

Either of these would be good and will have opportunities to wild camp. You could also think about the Great Glen Way which runs from Fort William to Inverness.
by Alex W
Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommend me a long distance trail
Replies: 5
Views: 397

Re: Railway Crossing at Dalwhinnie

Hi folks Following this discussion. And do not want to take away from the more relevant and important discussion with regards to rights but... I was actually planning on heading into Ben Alder this weekend. A lot of planning had gone into it and we will be with bikes, camping gear etc. After readin...
by Alex W
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Railway Crossing at Dalwhinnie
Replies: 103
Views: 6486

Re: Overnight parking near Bruar

The Bridge of Tilt car park disallows overnight parking by camper Vans and Caravans, but is alright for cars. It's maybe a bit out of the way for Bruar. The visitor centre looks OK also, but I would avoid both if you intend to sleep in your car.
by Alex W
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overnight parking near Bruar
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: isle of mull

KatTai wrote:For wildlife spotting just drive around, golden and white tailed eagles both seen on a number of occasions just driving from one place to the next! Would recommend exploring Iona, lovely little island.


Wow, are the Eagles motorised now? All power to them!
by Alex W
Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: isle of mull
Replies: 9
Views: 588

Re: Railway Crossing at Dalwhinnie

Somebody set earlier that the BTP were not at all signed up to treating the crossing as a trespass. BTP won't just do the bidding of Network Rail. They will need to be convinced that regular and systematic law breaking is taking place before they would mount an operation. At the moment I don't see e...
by Alex W
Sat Aug 07, 2021 6:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Railway Crossing at Dalwhinnie
Replies: 103
Views: 6486

Re: So how are the midges/clegs/ticks where you are?

We are out walking (3 of us) every week and "touch wood" have never seen a tick. Clegs and midges are always going to be a problem as we are in Scotland. A breeze is always welcome as that tends to keep the little eating machines tucked up in their beds. Out of interest how many folk wear...
by Alex W
Tue Aug 03, 2021 9:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So how are the midges/clegs/ticks where you are?
Replies: 24
Views: 1120
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