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The Dava Way and Dava Moor.

A bit of a hybrid route with a round trip back to Grantown with the early part of the Way out from the town then a wee diversion onto the moor via a very minor road. Back onto the Way at the old Dava station to then follow the Way on return to Grantown on Spey. A few days later we re-joined the Way ...
by gaffr
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:00 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: The Dava Way and Dava Moor.
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Re: Wild camp Rothiemurkus?

WWW's suggestion would be perfect for the approach to the hills via the Lairig. River nearby to use. I passed by the location a couple of days ago on my bike...no-one using the space at the time. I always think of the old Drovers heading South with Cattle laying up for the night between here and wha...
by gaffr
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wild camp Rothiemurkus?
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Spitball of Glen Muick parking

If there were wash and toilet facilities provided along with the parking charge then maybe just reasonable to pay a couple of pounds. More than that amount I would just try to avoid the charge. I have in recent times strapped the bike onto the car and parked up away from the charged area. Pensioner ...
by gaffr
Thu Jul 15, 2021 9:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Spitball of Glen Muick parking
Replies: 47
Views: 1979

Re: Dava bike ride Grantown-on-Spey to Dunphail

Hello...I had a couple of visits to this section of the Dava way...at that time I don't think that it was called the Dava Way then? On both visits I was returning from taking my old Muddy Fox up and down from Grantown on Spey along a trail to Lochindorb and another occasion after crossing the moor. ...
by gaffr
Thu Jul 15, 2021 2:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Dava bike ride Grantown-on-Spey to Dunphail
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: 1970s tent

The Good Companions Tent....didn't have one of these although some of the Ferranti folks I think had these tents.
Is this model kind-of based on a Bell tent design? Long time ago so I could be wildly out here. :)

....also an image that I was searching for earlier.
Taagen camp 1981 Loch Maree.jpg
The earlier Saunders Basecamp tent that we used in 1981.
by gaffr
Mon Jul 05, 2021 1:45 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 1970s tent
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Surviving Armageddon - Fionn Loch to A’Mhaighdean

Not the easiest way to reach the Munro but nevertheless a fine adventure for all of you including the dog. :) A lot of hard work for everyone and with backbreaking tasks to do. :) When in this area a few years ago we came across a trailer load of Canadian Canoes after a camp on the way back from vis...
by gaffr
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:48 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Surviving Armageddon - Fionn Loch to A’Mhaighdean
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: 1970s tent

One of my early tents was I think a copy of the early Saunders ...big pole at the front and a wee one at the rear. :) Thereafter we used a Saunders Basecamp for some time and later on the larger size of the Spacepacker tent. I still use both the 'copy' and the Spacepacker. $matches[2] Camp at Carozz...
by gaffr
Mon Jul 05, 2021 9:04 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 1970s tent
Replies: 9
Views: 536

Re: Meall na Teanga from Loch Arkaig

I guess that things change over 40 years. Just looked into my notes for the two Munros here visited in August 1982. :) From the parking path up Glen Cia-aig to Fedden....up Ston a'Choire Ghairbh..a little box perched on a stake to leave a note of your visit. Onto Meall na Teanga ...down a bit of All...
by gaffr
Sat Jul 03, 2021 6:37 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall na Teanga from Loch Arkaig
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: The mystery of the lost Lancaster

Hello, From viewing on this site I realise that you take a great interest in tracking down remains of downed aircraft. On this one, that he calls the Balavil Lancaster, I have six pages of a report made by a young man who used to live on Balavil. If you want to look at these pages I could have them ...
by gaffr
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:57 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The mystery of the lost Lancaster
Replies: 1
Views: 263

Re: Sgòr Gaoith and some ex-Munros.

De-frocked Munros perhaps. I think that I made a post of these ex-Munros ten years ago. :) Going to the high ground from Geal charn and over the other tops is probably the most enjoyable way to get to Sgor Gaoith rather than following the path for most of the way now. I guess that we should add Meal...
by gaffr
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgòr Gaoith and some ex-Munros.
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Re: Lagangarbh Buttress (Wrong Turn = Climb)

Had me thumbing through an old Glencoe guide book for BEM. The wee book has notes of a visit to three routes on Lagangarbh Buttress in 1964. The book gives the descriptions of 10 plus routes on the Buttress at that time. We only got to three of them. Lagangarbh chimney, Crest route and Bollard slab ...
by gaffr
Thu Jun 24, 2021 8:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lagangarbh Buttress (Wrong Turn = Climb)
Replies: 2
Views: 159

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

Hello, Yes, I have been aware of the Maps available on here. Never much used them. I have my own Ordnance Survey maps on the PC and on the Phone. Perhaps you could explain that when you click on the bar/scale thing that on the third and second from the top of the scale that both of these show more p...
by gaffr
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it possible to walk from Achlean to Loch Einich?
Replies: 17
Views: 910

Re: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Yes quite irresistible when travelling back from Aonaich Mhoir to reach the A9. :) Had a look in my SMC book, a recent present, to find no mention of the approach from the Western side. The times when I had been to Schiehallion the approach had been from the East. Bit of a scratching of a path early...
by gaffr
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:26 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch
Replies: 18
Views: 510

Re: Lairig Ghru in the 1970s

Yes you are right it was not much of a bothy. Only stayed in it once after biking into Einich after work and getting over Angels and Cairn Toul for a rendezvous in the Lairig. Had a few hours on the bench before getting back to the old Muddy Fox.
by gaffr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 4:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lairig Ghru in the 1970s
Replies: 4
Views: 443

Re: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch

Yes, definitely one for the use of the bike.:-) had time before heading for home to get onto Schiehallion from the western side.
by gaffr
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:40 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stob an Aonaich Mhoir from Loch Rannoch
Replies: 18
Views: 510
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