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Re: Glas Maol question

Thank you all. Option 1 it is.
by denfinella
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glas Maol question
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Glas Maol question

Thanks all, and Dave Hewitt: that's brilliant, definitely sounds like that's the best route for me then. (Don't worry, satellite view was just for route planning in advance!) During this good weather spell I'm tending to go west when I can, but I'm sure there'll be a day soon enough when the Cairngo...
by denfinella
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:49 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glas Maol question
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Glas Maol question

I'm really just after the "nicest" option (subjective of course) - speed is not important. Paths aren't essential but of course make for easier going. If the Sron na Gaoithe route has something of a path then that would probably be my preference to avoid the road walk on the alternative ro...
by denfinella
Mon Jul 19, 2021 11:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glas Maol question
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Glas Maol question

I was wondering about the best way to descend from Glas Maol back to the car park on the A93 a mile and a half north of Glenshee ski centre. I can see two options - what would people recommend as the best route, or is there an alternative? 1. Use the path marked on OS maps north down the broad ridge...
by denfinella
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:49 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glas Maol question
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Little black things

Thank you both :)
by denfinella
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:02 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Little black things
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Little black things

Firstly, please could anyone ID this large-ish beetle I came across on a low hill above Dalmally? $matches[2] $matches[2] Secondly, there were thousands and thousands of millipedes on the Southern Upland Way between Innerleithen and Galashiels last month. And I thought it was supposed to a relativel...
by denfinella
Thu Jul 15, 2021 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Little black things
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Spitball of Glen Muick parking

Giant Stoneater wrote:Laybys are supposed to be used as rest stops etc not for someone to park up and go hillwalking for 6 to 12 hrs depriving other folk the use of them.


If this were the case, then many, many of Scotland's hills would be out of bounds from their usual routes.
by denfinella
Wed Jul 14, 2021 2:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Spitball of Glen Muick parking
Replies: 39
Views: 1652

Re: Ord Ban tick infestation!

They were mostly nymphs I think - including quite a few really really tiny (almost translucent) ones. However, I did find an enormous tick crawling up my arm in the car later. It was so big I could feel its individual leg placements, which is what made me look. Luckily I was in the passenger seat - ...
by denfinella
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ord Ban tick infestation!
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Ord Ban tick infestation!

We've just finished a quick jaunt up and down Ord Ban, from the car park for Loch an Eilein near Aviemore. My partner and I just picked off 50 to 100 ticks EACH before getting back in the car :shock: I'm sure there'll be several more waiting to be discovered when we get home later. I've never encoun...
by denfinella
Sat Jul 10, 2021 1:29 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ord Ban tick infestation!
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: Forget about ticks, midges and parking…

We encountered ticks, midges, clegs and keds all on the same walk (Creag Dhubh near Newtonmore) yesterday - the first and hopefully last time we've had them all at the same time! :lol:

Also saw a red squirrel so it wasn't all bad...
by denfinella
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Forget about ticks, midges and parking…
Replies: 17
Views: 1509

Re: Munros in Glen Coe for beginners?

Mal Grey wrote:
WeeHills wrote:Buachaille Etive Beag is fairly straightforward, has two munros and very fine views on a good day.


Yep, Buachaille Etive Beag jumps out as the obvious choice. Its big brother, BE Mor is a bit tougher, but is an option in summer; it was my first aged 12 ish.


I agree.
by denfinella
Fri Jul 09, 2021 9:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munros in Glen Coe for beginners?
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: The good, the bad & the ugly

I'd love to see a Ring Ouzel in the flesh. Seen some Golden Plovers recently on 2 seperate walks, first time I had no idea what they were The northernmost Munros seem a good place to spot ring ouzels! Golden plovers are lovely too though. Excellent pics - I once saw a Ring Ouzel and a Dipper (aka W...
by denfinella
Fri Jul 02, 2021 2:10 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: The good, the bad & the ugly
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Snow in Glen Coe?

Patches only, but some around Bidean nam Bian were still a fair size when seen from the Mamores last week. Should be OK but I wouldn't like to guarantee it.

But yes, the last week's temperatures will have helped.
by denfinella
Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Snow in Glen Coe?
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Is it possible to walk from Achlean to Loch Einich?

Hi Joanna, Yes - there is mostly a path, and it's a lovely walk. You would still need a good walking map and know how to to use it for navigation. Here is the Walkhighlands route guide - you wouldn't have to do the tougher return route if you didn't want to. https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorm...
by denfinella
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to walk from Achlean to Loch Einich?
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Malky gets eaten by his own hair on Stac Gorm!

Thanks for this - added to the list (and I wanted to go back to Loch Ruthven for bird spotting anyway). Even better that there's a path :)
by denfinella
Fri Jun 04, 2021 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Malky gets eaten by his own hair on Stac Gorm!
Replies: 12
Views: 547
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