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Blath Bhalg in the Rain

Since lockdown I have been heading for Dunkeld twice a week and also doing three five mile walks from the house but whilst I'm covering a good weekly mileage there is no climbing. Today was my first hill of the year and I wanted a gentle and easy introduction so went for Blath Bhalg, a 641m Graham w...
by Gordie12
Mon May 17, 2021 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Blath Bhalg in the Rain
Replies: 0
Views: 2

Re: A9 detour up a heathery lump with a clear path

Hi Thanks for posting this. It was a good reminder that I had planned to do this hill a few years ago but never got round to it so headed over this morning and did it. Not the hardest or longest walk in the world but a nice wee hill even if the weather was rubbish (till I got back to the car when th...
by Gordie12
Mon May 17, 2021 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A9 detour up a heathery lump with a clear path
Replies: 2
Views: 263

Re: Toe Nail Trouble

I've lost big toe nails twice on long distance trails and on each occasion it was a relief when the nail finally detached itself as there was instant pain relief so it shouldn't take you too long to get the boots back on.
by Gordie12
Sat May 15, 2021 8:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Toe Nail Trouble
Replies: 7
Views: 432

CCP - Lochan Oisinneach Mor

Started my walk just after 6:30am this morning which was good timing as the rain stopped about ten minutes before arriving at the car park. Legs felt a bit off today and I was never able to generate my normal pace. Pretty wet after Loch Ordie so a bit slower and more tiring so ended up stopping at t...
by Gordie12
Fri May 14, 2021 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: CCP - Lochan Oisinneach Mor
Replies: 0
Views: 2

CCP - Lochan Oisinneach Mor

The forecast for today was for the rain to blow over by around 8am then a decent day thereafter so I could have an extra hour in bed and I was ready to start by 7:30am with just the odd spot of rain in the wind. The track to Loch Ordie was just the same as normal but after that there was a lot more ...
by Gordie12
Tue May 11, 2021 5:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: CCP - Lochan Oisinneach Mor
Replies: 0
Views: 2

CCP - Lochan Oisinneach Mor

The plan was to get up at 4:20am when the alarm went off but our cat decided he fancied breakfast half an hour earlier and having tried to ignore him as he cried at me a foot from my face I eventually gave up and fed him. No point in going back to bed for half an hour so just got ready and left the ...
by Gordie12
Sat May 08, 2021 3:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: CCP - Lochan Oisinneach Mor
Replies: 0
Views: 5

Re: Beinn Dearg via bike

I walked the two routes from Old Blair last October, not having a bike with me (and having totally failed to notice the bike hire at the campsite until I left). The Northern route past the rifle range was nice, and joins the other route higher up the hill, but it was a rougher track with at least 4...
by Gordie12
Fri May 07, 2021 8:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Dearg via bike
Replies: 11
Views: 1456

Re: Alyth Circular on The Cateran Trail

This brings back good memories from a few years back when I did this to see if I enjoyed long distance walks - I must have, as I've done a few now. Getting lost at some point on a long distance route is par for the course and like you did here it's often near the end with me (maybe the mind starts t...
by Gordie12
Fri May 07, 2021 7:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Alyth Circular on The Cateran Trail
Replies: 1
Views: 357

CCP - Lochan Oisinneach Mor

Started walking from the car park just after 6am this morning as the forecast for later in the day was fairly miserable. Plenty of blue sky for the first hour but then the clouds started to appear and by the time I reached lochan OM I was in the clag and with the wind picking up it was pretty cold. ...
by Gordie12
Mon May 03, 2021 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: CCP - Lochan Oisinneach Mor
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Re: How did you stay fit during lockdown?

Hi Simon I've walked the same five mile route from the house more or less everyday since the 1st lockdown. It's fine for a bit of exercise but it is next best thing to flat so not that much help for getting back in to the hills. Since lockdown finished I've done five near twenty mile walks on hill t...
by Gordie12
Sat May 01, 2021 4:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you stay fit during lockdown?
Replies: 34
Views: 1331

Re: Suilven's two summits on an April afternoon

I think I need to plan another trip to Assynt - that looked brilliant.

Hope all goes well with the hernia.
by Gordie12
Sat May 01, 2021 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Suilven's two summits on an April afternoon
Replies: 4
Views: 379

Re: Now that's what I call Education Recovery Planning! - Vo

Hi Graeme Good to see you back in the hills and with four legged company again. At least Luna got a good introduction to some of your more "interesting" routes as this is something she will need to get used to in the months and years to come :lol: I share your hope that PRI start their 6 m...
by Gordie12
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Now that's what I call Education Recovery Planning! - Vol 1
Replies: 5
Views: 312

CCP - Lochan Oisinneach Mor

Another 5:10am alarm call and walking at Dunkeld for 06:45am. As seems to be the norm at the moment there isn't a cloud in the sky but it is cold and the gloves are back on (and stay on). Unusually someone was out ahead of me today (started at Butterstone) and I said hello as he came down the main t...
by Gordie12
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:32 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: CCP - Lochan Oisinneach Mor
Replies: 0
Views: 6

CCP - Lochan Oisinneach Mor

4th visit since lockdown restrictions were lifted. A different feel to the day and with rain forecast I was at the Cally Car Park an hour earlier so started at 6:45am rather than the usual 7:45am. Although the clouds meant there was no overnight frost it still felt as cold as my other 3 recent visit...
by Gordie12
Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: CCP - Lochan Oisinneach Mor
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Re: Beinns Odhar Mhor and Bheag

That looked good fun. I really like the early morning shot with the orange light and the ridge lines converging from both sides of the photo. I'm having the same temperature issues (as you) at the moment as it's around freezing to -2 when I start and around 14 degrees by the time I finish mid aftern...
by Gordie12
Sat Apr 24, 2021 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: BeinnOdharBheagorama
Replies: 2
Views: 196
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