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Re: 1-man tent and sleeping bag recommendations

Alpkit's new 1 man tent looks worthy of consideration - not seen any reports on it as yet though https://www.alpkit.com/products/soloist (Currently sold out but I would expect more stock to arrive before too long) I thought I'd pick up on this. I ordered the Soloist back in early March (Superb timi...
by jupe1407
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 1-man tent and sleeping bag recommendations
Replies: 19
Views: 2180

Re: Last Munro for compleaters

I wonder how many Ben More (Mull) Compleators finish there because they (like me) have continually put if off due to the hassle and expense of sorting out the Ferry. I don't want to finish there myself however. I had originally intended to finish on Blaven but ended up doing it by the South Ridge on...
by jupe1407
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:21 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Last Munro for compleaters
Replies: 30
Views: 1292

Re: Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond

Like most on here, I have no problem with these fines either. The Welsh Police approach at Snowdon is even better. Folk ignoring parking warnings and restrictions are just getting towed. Genuine LOLz at the dafties returning to find an empty space where their illegally (and dangerously) parked vehic...
by jupe1407
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:57 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond
Replies: 44
Views: 2302

Re: Cycling Glen Shiel, which Way is easiest ?

NickyRannoch wrote:I would walk up 100m before I cycled up 100m any day of the week.


I'd gladly cycle 100m uphill, but headwinds crush my very soul :lol:
by jupe1407
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cycling Glen Shiel, which Way is easiest ?
Replies: 18
Views: 866

Re: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.

Hardly makes visiting Scotland very appealing at the moment. That's maybe a slight overreaction tbh. As i say, i feel much of the hype over this comes risible "journalism" attempting to stoke the flames of something which is at most absolutely minimal. The FM's comments regarding quaranti...
by jupe1407
Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:57 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.
Replies: 45
Views: 2419

Re: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.

I thought there was some hostility in Scotland toward people visiting from south of the border. Are all these rammed full car parks due to locals? There isn't. Much of that was ridiculously overhyped nonsense in rags like the Express and the Scotsman trying to build a false narrative of anti-Englis...
by jupe1407
Wed Jul 15, 2020 7:47 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.
Replies: 45
Views: 2419

Re: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.

Once other leisure facilities and pubs open I think numbers will drop back around the usual level. As mentioned above we've had exceptionally good weather this summer . The car park for the Ben Alder Road was rammed full. I genuinely didn't think it was possible to get that many cars in there :lol:...
by jupe1407
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.
Replies: 45
Views: 2419

Re: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.

Once other leisure facilities and pubs open I think numbers will drop back around the usual level. As mentioned above we've had exceptionally good weather this summer. The car park for the Ben Alder Road was rammed full. I genuinely didn't think it was possible to get that many cars in there :lol:
by jupe1407
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.
Replies: 45
Views: 2419

Re: Ben Alder Estate

No access issues yesterday, the level crossing car park was absolutely rammed though so we parked back in a layby instead. 15-20 tents around the lodge though not that many folk on the hills themselves. The single "lowlight" was discovering human "number twos" in both the trig sh...
by jupe1407
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Alder Estate
Replies: 17
Views: 1358

Re: Ben Alder Estate

Me and a mate have already done all the munros in there fancy a return to Alder and also the Lancet Edge onto Geal Charn. I came down off Geal Charn via the Lancet Edge a couple of years ago. It's a brilliant area all round. :D https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=80749 Cra...
by jupe1407
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Alder Estate
Replies: 17
Views: 1358

Re: Ben Alder Estate

Hi Jupe. Ben Alder estate have always been quite good regarding walkers, I can't see you having any problems. The parking area beside the level crossing was off limits for a while last year due to lorries using it for forestry work, but I was there in March just before lockdown and the no parking s...
by jupe1407
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:16 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Alder Estate
Replies: 17
Views: 1358

Ben Alder Estate

Is access to Ben Alder OK at the moment? IE Ben Alder estate haven't gone rogue and blocked off the landy track after the turn off for the lodge or anything like that. Hoping to bike into these at the weekend.
by jupe1407
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Alder Estate
Replies: 17
Views: 1358

Re: Jock's Road out of lockdown: Tolmount and pals

Nice one Kenny. The hill in your fourth-from-last photo (in the middle) is Glas Maol, with Monega distant left. Cairn of Claise will be on the left edge of your photo.
by jupe1407
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Jock's Road out of lockdown: Tolmount and pals
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Go Outdoors face administration

Hope gman isn’t right about TISO as I worked there for the first five years they were open in Perth before I retired ( that was 4 years ago ). Yes, they’re not the cheapest of shops but it would be a shame to see them taken over by someone like JD. We need to keep as wide a variety of outdoor retai...
by jupe1407
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:04 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Go Outdoors face administration
Replies: 26
Views: 2278

Re: Strathfarrar 4 - Parking

We just dumped bikes at the end. The cycle back to the cars at the start point was absolute heaven after a long scorching day on the hills.
by jupe1407
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:00 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Strathfarrar 4 - Parking
Replies: 11
Views: 922
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