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Western Knoydart

After our epic 'Knoydart Odyssey' last year (walk report here: http://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=24694 we returned to the peninsula the easier way this year - by boat from Mallaig to Inverie. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7415/9603041145_212426864b_c.jpg Approaching Inveri...
by GariochTom
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Western Knoydart
Replies: 0
Views: 2036

Hill at the Edge of the Sea

http://youtu.be/QN3j7yJzLVU We parked at the road end, by the Machair Gate, having been asked not to park at the former MacGillivray Centre (as it is now a very busy, and extremely good, cafe - Temple Cafe). The first part of the walk was through delightful machair (species-rich coastal grassland es...
by GariochTom
Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:06 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hill at the Edge of the Sea
Replies: 2
Views: 1921

Re: Bynack More and Strath Nethy

Wow GariochTom, that is some distance! Your route makes for a nice variation rather than turning back the same way. I may do the same when my time comes. That view over Loch Avon is grand. 8) I like your pictures of the Cairngorms miniature world! It's funny, the walk didn't seem as long as it was,...
by GariochTom
Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bynack More and Strath Nethy
Replies: 6
Views: 4181

Bynack More and Strath Nethy

bynack-more--strath-nethy.gpx We set off up the road, past the Reindeer Centre, up to Glenmore Lodge where the road becomes a track. It was a pleasant walk through the woodland with its birches and pines that climb up the hillsides. We passed An Lochan Uaine, the little green loch, then soon emerge...
by GariochTom
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bynack More and Strath Nethy
Replies: 6
Views: 4181

Re: The Creag Meagaidh Five under the Sun and Moon

Thanks all :)

kev_russ wrote:Barry :)


Being English, I'd not heard that phrase before so had to look it up :D
by GariochTom
Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Creag Meagaidh Five under the Sun and Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 3218

Beinn Fhada

I think I'll make this a walk report of pictures and few words... An enjoyable walk especially due to the diversity of plants we saw in the glen, before and after being in the clouds higher up... https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7439/9203804766_c5a2192a47_c.jpg Loch Duich in the distance by GariochT ,...
by GariochTom
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:37 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Fhada
Replies: 2
Views: 2461

The Creag Meagaidh Five under the Sun and Moon

Day One beinn-teallach--beinn-a-chaora.gpx http://youtu.be/PkPK_RkDqa8 The further west we drove, the hotter it was, and by the time we were alongside Loch Laggan the my car's thermometer said it was 30.5 degrees. We left a car at the Aberarder car park then I drove us to a layby at Roughburn, the ...
by GariochTom
Tue Jul 23, 2013 11:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Creag Meagaidh Five under the Sun and Moon
Replies: 7
Views: 3218

Re: Cleaning synthetic sleeping bag - advice please

.....Nikwax 'Tech Wash' for machine washing the sleeping bag...... Nikwax 'Tech Wash' is good for the job, I've also used Ecover Delicate on synthetic bags. DO NOT MACHINE WASH! Hand wash in the bath or other large tub and be careful how you handle the wet bag as the stitching can be easily damaged...
by GariochTom
Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:27 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Cleaning synthetic sleeping bag - advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Cleaning synthetic sleeping bag - advice please

My 4-season synthetic sleeping bag is in desperate need of a wash. The Mountain Hardwear web site advises that for synthetic bags, you should use a mild powder soap or special synthetic cleaning product. I'd be grateful for any advice on whether it would be fine to use the Nikwax 'Tech Wash' for mac...
by GariochTom
Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:51 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Cleaning synthetic sleeping bag - advice please
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

Re: Catching the wildlife by surprise on Lochnagar

I've never seen such good ptarmigan photos.. :shock: Thanks for posting, I love it! :D Great hill this isn't it? its a bit close for me, so I think I take it for granted and forget how amazing it is up there.. :wink: Thanks, yes I'm pleased with the ptarmigan pictures :) It is a great hill; I know ...
by GariochTom
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:05 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Catching the wildlife by surprise on Lochnagar
Replies: 2
Views: 3122

Re: A Summer Solstice Wild Camp, high in the Glencoe Mountai

Stunning images. Did you do some time-lapse photography for some of the sunset/sunrise videos?

I like the symmetry of the film - the same beginning and ending!
by GariochTom
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:55 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A Summer Solstice Wild Camp, high in the Glencoe Mountains
Replies: 27
Views: 10611

Re: Macdui and more - on the peanut trail

Really enjoyed reading that report - thanks! Definitely looks a great day with excellent weather. Hope it's equally as good on Arran!
by GariochTom
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Macdui and more - on the peanut trail
Replies: 3
Views: 1996

Catching the wildlife by surprise on Lochnagar

Earlier in the week the weather forecast for the weekend was looking good - blue sky all weekend in Ballater! Not only that, but I had just bought a new camera and was eager to test it out. A weekend bivi on Lochnagar was therefore on the cards. I left for Ballater on the Saturday afternoon. Driving...
by GariochTom
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Catching the wildlife by surprise on Lochnagar
Replies: 2
Views: 3122

Meall a' Ghiuthais

Meall a Ghiuthais.gpx We travelled across to the West coast on the Friday afternoon, and had a short walk in Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve before heading to the Carn Dearg Youth Hostel in Gairloch. Slioch looked good and we had hoped to ascend it over the weekend. https://farm4.staticflickr.c...
by GariochTom
Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall a' Ghiuthais
Replies: 1
Views: 1609

Re: Beautiful Bivvy by Loch Avon and Ptarmigan Aplenty

bootsandpaddles wrote:Nice photos of birds. The British Trust for Ornithology is doing a survey of birds in the mountains and would like people to report sightings (with grid refs). You can get the details from their website.


Thanks - I'll have a look at their web site and send the sightings in.
by GariochTom
Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:18 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beautiful Bivvy by Loch Avon and Ptarmigan Aplenty
Replies: 11
Views: 5436
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