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Re: To corrour bothy

"I would much rather walk in and out via the Black Bridge/Derry Lodge/Luibeag route. You have a bit of ancient pine forest that way too."

I'll second that. The White Bridge route has become very popular with mountain bikers which has turned it into a muddy mess.
by bootsandpaddles
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: To corrour bothy
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Hillwalker or hiker ?

Perhaps we should be politically correct and allow people to self identify.
by bootsandpaddles
Tue Dec 08, 2020 2:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hillwalker or hiker ?
Replies: 60
Views: 3254

Re: Hillwalker or hiker ?

Using the word hiking to refer to activities undertaken on foot in the countryside, whether up hill or down dale, is a relatively new phenomenon. I think it does originate in the US and I must admit that I don't like the term myself. According to my dictionary a hike is a long walk.
by bootsandpaddles
Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hillwalker or hiker ?
Replies: 60
Views: 3254

Re: Time to stop the burn

I agree with the two previous posters. We do not need these tracks to be able to access the hills. There are far too many of them and they have increased rapidly in number in recent years.
by bootsandpaddles
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:18 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Time to stop the burn
Replies: 29
Views: 1326

Re: Staying at a hostel

Will the hostel allow people to take electrical equipment into their rooms if it has not been PAT tested?
by bootsandpaddles
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:55 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Staying at a hostel
Replies: 11
Views: 1157

Re: Rest and be Thankful route options

Options 2 and 3 would lead to a lot of extra traffic on the A82 up Lochlomondside so would seem to me to be non-starters unless the A82 was significantly improved. It's bad enough as it is.
by bootsandpaddles
Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rest and be Thankful route options
Replies: 10
Views: 743

Managing tourism - working together

Thanks for your constructive and thought-provoking article about managing tourism, Paul. There are lots of good ideas but all will need a great deal of investment and many different organisations working together from a national level right down to a very local level.The pandemic has revealed the ma...
by bootsandpaddles
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:03 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Managing tourism - working together
Replies: 15
Views: 1118

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

But who are the “ powers that be?” NC500 is a great route, but generally self publicised by small tourism businesses and social media. People living on the route who don’t work in hospitality or tourism don’t generally seem too keen on it in my experience. The NC500 was devised by the North Highland...
by bootsandpaddles
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:04 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond
Replies: 65
Views: 5366

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

Big campervans in tight hill car parks can be incredibly frustrating. Fair enough if that's folks' method of transport & accommodation for their "staycation" and hillwalking is their activity of choice - in that case they usually don't have much option - but it does my head in when you...
by bootsandpaddles
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:16 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond
Replies: 65
Views: 5366

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

No. Visit Scotland but don't park your car where it is going to be a danger and huge inconvenience to other people.Obey the law or suffer the consequences.
by bootsandpaddles
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:25 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond
Replies: 65
Views: 5366

Re: Ben Ledi or Ben Venue

The car parks at both Ben Ledi and Ben Venue will be full very early on Saturday and Sunday if the weather is fine and probably even if it isn't. Parking on the road is not permitted at Ben Venue or Ben A'an and is being policed. The National Park is running a scheme that monitors how full car parks...
by bootsandpaddles
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:48 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Ledi or Ben Venue
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: No parking on A821

Not a single car parked along the road this afternoon when I went past. The police car stationed nearby might have had something to do with it.
by bootsandpaddles
Sun Jul 19, 2020 5:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No parking on A821
Replies: 1
Views: 657

No parking on A821

Emergency measures have been inroduced to prevent people parking on the A821 between Aberfoyle and Kilmahog. This is in response to the volume of traffic in the area and irresponsible parking by people wishing to climb Ben Venue and Ben A'an. The road was actually closed by the police last weekend. ...
by bootsandpaddles
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:40 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: No parking on A821
Replies: 1
Views: 657

Re: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.

I expect a lot of them would usually be sitting on a beach in Spain.
by bootsandpaddles
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:08 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ‘New walkers’ on the hills.
Replies: 45
Views: 3228

Re: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.

LLTNP is trialling a system for giving up-to-date advice about car parks and facilities in the NP, starting this weekend. Car parks will be monitored on Saturdays and Sundays and the status of each car park (full, spaces etc) can be found at: https://www.lochlomond-trossachs.org/park-authority/covid...
by bootsandpaddles
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:04 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.
Replies: 22
Views: 2635
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