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Re: Survey on the environmental impact of slow travel

I take it to mean any form of non-motorised travel e.g. walking, hiking, running, mountain biking .....
by ahukippax
Sun Apr 03, 2022 8:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Survey on the environmental impact of slow travel
Replies: 15
Views: 1339

Re: Kirk Yetholm to Allt a'Chruinn (near Morvich) - so far

Hi Kamil. Thank you for sharing your journey so far. It was great to be reminded of some of the highlights of this fantastic trail. I was fortunate enough to walk the whole of it in one go in September 2021. It took me 30 days, on a very similar timescale to you. I too did a log of the journey and t...
by ahukippax
Sun Apr 03, 2022 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Kirk Yetholm to Allt a'Chruinn (near Morvich) - so far
Replies: 2
Views: 716

Re: Lightweight water shoes?

How soon are you doing the CWT ? I walked the Scottish National Trail in trail running shoes last September and found it to be something of a revelation. If my feet got wet, they dried quickly and I had no blisters and my feet ached less at the end of each day. However, I wouldn't consider this unti...
by ahukippax
Wed Mar 30, 2022 5:24 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lightweight water shoes?
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: 3 season sleeping bag/quilt?

My wife has had an alpkit pipedream 400 for just over a year. I would say it is a great all rounder. It is a bit warm in the middle of summer, but she has used it for backpacking, even this winter with a liner. With the current sale on, I'd say its pretty good value. I have a Rab Ascent 500 as my 3 ...
by ahukippax
Wed Mar 16, 2022 11:03 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 3 season sleeping bag/quilt?
Replies: 17
Views: 1840

Re: Berwickshire Coastal Path. Two days with a beach camp.

Sounds like a great adventure. Good luck getting over the rivers Tees, Wear and Tyne :)
by ahukippax
Mon Mar 14, 2022 11:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Berwickshire Coastal Path. Two days with a beach camp.
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Berwickshire Coastal Path. Two days with a beach camp.

Fantastic. I'm guessing Cleveland way and Fife Coastal Path. Are you going inland to get round Middlesborough/Newcastle ?
by ahukippax
Sat Mar 12, 2022 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Berwickshire Coastal Path. Two days with a beach camp.
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Berwickshire Coastal Path. Two days with a beach camp.

I am glad it was useful. I believe a path extends right down the Northumberland coast.
by ahukippax
Fri Mar 11, 2022 11:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Berwickshire Coastal Path. Two days with a beach camp.
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: Sgorr Dhonuill from Duror Bothy

I did it 3 years ago. Its steep, but I don't recall too many issues with the forest. This is a picture I took on the lower slopes which might give you a bit of an idea.
01 Leaving the forest.jpg
by ahukippax
Fri Mar 11, 2022 5:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sgorr Dhonuill from Duror Bothy
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Berwickshire Coastal Path. Two days with a beach camp.

I have to confess that to date all my hiking and running has pretty much been in the hills. After a pretty grotty February, the promise of a couple of days decent weather had my wife and myself looking for a nice 2 day trek. We landed on the Berwickshire Coastal Path. If you want a nice alternative ...
by ahukippax
Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Berwickshire Coastal Path. Two days with a beach camp.
Replies: 6
Views: 750

Re: How Low Are U Willing To Go With Water Quality When Camp

In 30 years+ walking and backpacking in Scotland, I have never had any issues with water quality. However, you do need to be sensible. Any water running through arable land or with lots of livestock needs filtering. I would take water running into a Loch, rather than from the outflow. If using water...
by ahukippax
Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How Low Are U Willing To Go With Water Quality When Camping
Replies: 20
Views: 1708

Re: Scottish National Trail - Is there a better walk in the

Steve, I cannot recommend this trail enough. It is a fantastic and memorable adventure. I'm planning my next 500 mile+ trek and cannot wait.

Bonzo, those 6 lbs lost were after fish and chips, apple pie and custard and a gallon of tea so maybe I lost a bit more !
by ahukippax
Wed Feb 23, 2022 8:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Scottish National Trail - Is there a better walk in the UK ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2710

Re: Gore-tex jackets and sustainability

Thanks for the comments. It was just interesting to get some different perspectives on longevity. In general I am now trying to buy less 'stuff' and when I do buy things, buy ones that are going to last longer. I just wondered how I could extend this into my outdoor purchases and whether we as consu...
by ahukippax
Mon Feb 14, 2022 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gore-tex jackets and sustainability
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Linking Rob Roy Way and Cateran Trail

Capture 1.JPG No real obvious route and I'm not always trustworthy of the tracks marked through forestry as they can be diverted or moved. Without taking the A924 you could go SE then NE to Kirkmichael. SE on minor road towards Ballinluig. At T junction 983527 go W towards Tulliemet then N to Tulli...
by ahukippax
Mon Feb 14, 2022 8:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Linking Rob Roy Way and Cateran Trail
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Gore-tex jackets and sustainability

I had a comment on my YouTube channel with regards to the ethics and sustainability of a particular tent I was reviewing. It did make me consider the longevity of some of my outdoor equipment, particularly gore-tex jackets. I looked back over the last 20 years and found I had purchased 5 such jacket...
by ahukippax
Sun Feb 06, 2022 10:32 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gore-tex jackets and sustainability
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Cape Wrath trail alternative route?

I am glad you found the video useful and you are more informed of the terrain and surroundings. As I said previously, it is a fantastic section. Maybe wait for some settled weather. Venturing into remote areas like this can seem daunting the first time you do it, but I find its the remoteness, peace...
by ahukippax
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cape Wrath trail alternative route?
Replies: 13
Views: 1055
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