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Weavers trail - Whitelees - killer tussocks

For reasons that are still not clear to me, I've been sort-of in training for a trail run. As a result, I'd been looking around for long-ish trails that could be linked up by public transport. And then I came across a routecard for The Weaver's Trail on East Renfrewshire council's webpage - https://...
by mmm_biscuit
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:15 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Weavers trail - Whitelees - killer tussocks
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Found: camera case near Coulags / Maol Chean-dearg

We found a camera case near Coulags (somewhere near the track from Coulags up to the Coire Fionnaraich bothy) - the usual route up Maol Chean-dearg. Found on 13 May 2019. No camera in it, but it did contain a memory stick and some other camera bits. It has been handed it in to Dingwall Police station.
by mmm_biscuit
Sun May 19, 2019 10:58 pm
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found: camera case near Coulags / Maol Chean-dearg
Replies: 0
Views: 95

Re: Midges 2017

Just back from a week up near Achnasheen. Didn't see many about, and it's definitely not at full-midge-horror levels yet, but the few that did find me were really bitey - eg popped out to put a bike in the car one still evening and got bitten five times in as many minutes. (They do love me though - ...
by mmm_biscuit
Tue May 23, 2017 2:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Midges 2017
Replies: 50
Views: 24307

Re: Supplies upon landing at GLA (advice!)

Hi - And welcome to Scotland! There's nothing like that near the airport that I know of. The nearest town to the airport that's likely to have an outdoor gear shop is Paisley. However - if you're planning to get to Jedburgh by public transport you first need to get to Edinburgh. And to get to Edinbu...
by mmm_biscuit
Mon Apr 10, 2017 2:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Supplies upon landing at GLA (advice!)
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: Walking poles and headtorches

AndyATSmith wrote:...and there's a slot next to the usb charging port...

For info - the slot seems to be a vent for a heatsink (http://www.crank101.com/petzl1/). I guess if it gets hot enough perhaps Caberfeidh's right and you could use it to make a brew!
by mmm_biscuit
Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walking poles and headtorches
Replies: 14
Views: 2145

Re: Garmin 600 handheld: technical help needed please

Re. the pink line: another possibility (and to add to the confusion) - it does sound to me like it is trying to route you somewhere - the magenta line being the 'line of sight' route to that point. At least, on my eTtrex 30, that's how it looks. I remember being baffled by exactly this behaviour on ...
by mmm_biscuit
Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin 600 handheld: technical help needed please
Replies: 11
Views: 3278

Re: Glen Affric car parking

We were up that way for a long weekend in May. Our late-ish arrival meant we were short of time to hunt for an alternative spot, so we (somewhat grudgingly) purchased 3 all-day tickets at £2 per day, and laid them all out on the dash (there was no multi-day option). Also - the machine claimed to tak...
by mmm_biscuit
Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Affric car parking
Replies: 7
Views: 4134

Found: black GoreTex hat on Beinn Eunaich

Black GoreTex hat, fleece lined - found it on the descent route from Beinn Eunaich on 24 April 2014. Let me know if it's yours...
by mmm_biscuit
Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:31 pm
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found: black GoreTex hat on Beinn Eunaich
Replies: 0
Views: 563

Re: Carn Dearg - a Culra quickie

You need to work on the nutrition, lashings of custard? :lol:

There really should have been 5 of us - then the custard and ginger beer would have made perfect sense!
by mmm_biscuit
Thu Jun 06, 2013 1:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn Dearg - a Culra quickie
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Ben Alder and Beinn Bheoil from Culra

2013 05 26 Beinn Bheoil and Ben Alder.gpx Woke on Sunday to cloud hanging low on Ben Alder - a bit of a disappointment after Saturday's blue skies - but at least it wasn't raining! We had originally planned to head up to Ben Alder first, but M had the (in retrospect - brilliant) idea of reversing t...
by mmm_biscuit
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Alder and Beinn Bheoil from Culra
Replies: 1
Views: 1799

Carn Dearg - a Culra quickie

The day after our Seana Bhraigh epic - when we should have been recovering / seeking counselling - found us instead heading off to Ben Alder with some friends on a two night camping trip. The weather prediction was for a good day, a middling day, and then a rather bleugh day, in that order. Enthused...
by mmm_biscuit
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn Dearg - a Culra quickie
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Re: Am Faochagach – rivers, grouse, a hare, and a dead bee

Johnny Corbett wrote:You got lucky with the views though

We really did - I don't think I'd even have traded them for your trampoline!
by mmm_biscuit
Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Am Faochagach – rivers, grouse, a hare, and a dead bee
Replies: 3
Views: 2063

Seana Bhraigh from Oykel bridge - and the Ridge of Doom

8h 34m; 42.8km total (31.2km cycling; 11.6km walking) Our week at Ullapool was drawing to a close and Friday had a not-too-bad forecast. It was a toss-up between Seana Bhraigh or the circuit of the Deargs, but the fact that we’d brought our bikes up with us settled it. Drove from Ullapool to the hot...
by mmm_biscuit
Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Seana Bhraigh from Oykel bridge - and the Ridge of Doom
Replies: 5
Views: 7183

Sgurr Breac and A’Chailleach – adventures in the clag

The sunshine on Am Faochagach on Sunday was not to last. The weather on Monday took an evil twist, so we waited until Tuesday’s forecast of cloud – but no rain – before heading to the hills again. The two western Fannichs were beckoning us so we headed off early (for us), setting off from the reason...
by mmm_biscuit
Mon Jun 03, 2013 9:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgurr Breac and A’Chailleach – adventures in the clag
Replies: 0
Views: 1210

Am Faochagach – rivers, grouse, a hare, and a dead bee

We had decided to spend our annual ‘guess the weather’ week in Ullapool this year. The drive up on Saturday had taken us through torrential rain, so things were looking good for another award winning week of stunningly crap weather. We were particularly pleased to note that the forecast sunshine on ...
by mmm_biscuit
Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Am Faochagach – rivers, grouse, a hare, and a dead bee
Replies: 3
Views: 2063
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