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Bla Bheinn (Blaven) Car Park Closed

Just a heads up that the car park for Blaven is currently closed while they do some forestry work, there's nothing on the John Muir Trust website indicating this. Found out when I arrived on Thursday night. There's alternative parking at the head of the loch about half a mile further back.
by Backpacker
Tue May 04, 2021 5:16 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bla Bheinn (Blaven) Car Park Closed
Replies: 0
Views: 245

Blaven Compleation

Walked with Darren, dawdled our way up and down the hill. Lovely day with a cracking view. Slip up on the ascent which had us clinging to a cliff ascending on scree and missing the path so up through a scree gully. Great day
by Backpacker
Fri Apr 30, 2021 9:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Blaven Compleation
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Re: So how busy was it?

Saturday 24 April, Clachnaben car park plus all the surrounding lay-bys and parking spots were full by mid morning. By 6pm the car park was empty, so that might be a good time for anyone who wants a quiet walk. The Falls of Dess, which only has parking for about 3 cars, had 15 cars parked along the...
by Backpacker
Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:16 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: So how busy was it?
Replies: 42
Views: 3357

Beinn a' Chaisteil

We jolly out by myself today, enjoyable wander
by Backpacker
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a' Chaisteil
Replies: 0
Views: 4

Meall Dubh

Walked with Ledi, used the Windfarm to gain the height to Turbine No 1 and back via the shoulder of the hill.

Good day out
by Backpacker
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Dubh
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Re: Stay Home --> Stay Local

I'm afraid the ban on travel outside your local authority area (with exceptions) is not due to be lifted until 26th April. I can see no rhyme or reason for keeping it in place, but that is the rule and we need to stick to it for the few weeks left. As above, you can get to places South of the range...
by Backpacker
Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay Home --> Stay Local
Replies: 40
Views: 3173

Re: Loch Muick access road restrictions

Something was always going to happen, unfortunately a lot of people lack "imagination" or just that Plan A is all they're doing and to hell with it. I live in the Aberdeenshire council area and found plenty of half-full day walking routes that have all been very or relatively quiet, then d...
by Backpacker
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Loch Muick access road restrictions
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Dog Water Bottle

I’ve got a petkit eversweet I bought from Amazon for the dog. Holds about 500ml and has a carbon filter (not that it’s really needed as she prefers a manky puddle)
by Backpacker
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Dog Water Bottle
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Salomon Boot Laces - They're Rubbish

I replace my hiking trainer laces on a regular basis, usually find that the outer part of the lace frays and pulls away
by Backpacker
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:14 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Salomon Boot Laces - They're Rubbish
Replies: 17
Views: 1024

Re: Patterdale Mountain Rescue member seriously injured.

I'm starting to think that it's maybe a good idea that the MRTs stop posting about any rescues for the time being. All it seems to do is stir up the same tired debates and people trying to search out who the rescued parties were (how does anyone know the guys medical history unless it's been volunt...
by Backpacker
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Patterdale Mountain Rescue member seriously injured.
Replies: 23
Views: 1806

Re: Patterdale Mountain Rescue member seriously injured.

I'm starting to think that it's maybe a good idea that the MRTs stop posting about any rescues for the time being. All it seems to do is stir up the same tired debates and people trying to search out who the rescued parties were (how does anyone know the guys medical history unless it's been volunte...
by Backpacker
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Patterdale Mountain Rescue member seriously injured.
Replies: 23
Views: 1806

Re: chemicals in tents

Is it the California Law?

They have to list everything and I mean everything that could potentially cause cancer
by Backpacker
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: chemicals in tents
Replies: 11
Views: 888

Re: Dogs and Hills

Border terrier. They are bread for the outdoor life, wandering the hills all day and happy in front of the fire but still got to be out and about for an hour or 2 when not out in the hills. Intelligent, friendly and faithful wee dogs. A I concur I think everyone will just recommend the dogs they have
by Backpacker
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dogs and Hills
Replies: 24
Views: 1372

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Another couple of mountain rescues. One on Ben Nevis where a couple of climbers travelled from Glasgow and needed help on the North Face. Both given a fixed penalty notice. The other on the same day was on Creag Meagaidh where climbers were rescued but it was ok because they were local and no covid...
by Backpacker
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:51 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
Views: 10103

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

It was much easier when we had the approx 5 mile from your home, far less debate over it. Maybe they should bring it back with say a 15-20 mile limit. Most people should be able access enough green space away from anyone else with that sort of distance. I dont understand why hillwalkers would be de...
by Backpacker
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
Views: 10103
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