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

you can always find an excuse if you dig deep enough. A cannabis farmer told a court recently that he grew plants because he was "sick of being ripped off by dealers".
by JonetCol
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond
Replies: 65
Views: 4253

Re: Bicycle confusion

Watch out for the seemingly little things which may turn out to be not so small in practise, eg if you buy a bike on line it won't come fully assembled. At the very least you'll have to fit the front wheel, and this isn't straightforward for the inexperienced. If you get disc brakes its a challenge,...
by JonetCol
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:50 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Bicycle confusion
Replies: 11
Views: 566

Re: Feelings on the hills for mental health

it may just be the way life's been lately. Not directly related, but when I hit my late sixties I started to feel the old knees on the steeper return descents. Coming down miserably from a bitterly cold, wet Ben Oss in 2018 I decided to call it a day and just do sections of the WHW instead. Come 201...
by JonetCol
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Feelings on the hills for mental health
Replies: 34
Views: 1417

Re: Hello everyone!

Hi and welcome. Well done on first two - and great pics to boot!!
by JonetCol
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:57 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello everyone!
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Saughy Hill Usway Burn Circuit

Great walk with great views along beautiful Coquet Valley from very early ascent. Parking on a gravelled area on the road across the Coquet from Shillmoor Farm, I walked W to cross a bridge and double back E along the road S of the farm buildings to cross a ford (near a footbridge) and follow a trac...
by JonetCol
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Saughy Hill Usway Burn Circuit
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Re: Training suggestions

As with any form of exercise doing stretches- both before and after - helps prevent muscle and joint probs and aids recovery. I'm getting on a bit and if I don't do my stretches I'm sure to suffer.
by JonetCol
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Training suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Partial Brother's Ridge feasible?

Looks v promising - many thanks
by JonetCol
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Partial Brother's Ridge feasible?
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Partial Brother's Ridge feasible?

I may get the chance to be in Kintail. With the little free time I'll have I'd love to do a shortish walk. I'd love to complete the Brothers ridge but v much doubt I'll have time for the whole circuit - and I don't fancy the walk back along the tarmac etc anyway. Anyone done Saileag and Sgurr a' Bhe...
by JonetCol
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Partial Brother's Ridge feasible?
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Ever been lost and how didyou get on (off?)

The mind must lean toward walking in circles. One winter years ago the wife and I were walking towards Wester Tor in clear weather. . There was about 6 inches of snow on the ground. After about an hour in, a dense cloud came down. We decided to continue on our merry way in the hope it would soon cle...
by JonetCol
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ever been lost and how didyou get on (off?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2114

Re: New Plans for 2020

Originally to get out on the hills at least once per week on average (and managing to do so pre - restrictions) plus climb at least 2 Munros, a hill near Moffat and walk the WHW sections from Tyndrum to Kinlochleven. Now its to maintain fitness to be able to doubly enjoy hillwalks once the all clear...
by JonetCol
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Plans for 2020
Replies: 17
Views: 983

Ever been lost and how didyou get on (off?)

I realise some of this overlaps with 'daftest thing....' but having a first experience recently I'd be interested to know of others experiences.. I was in the relatively benign Cheviots Thursday gone (prior to HMG ban on even solo hillwalking) doing a walk I'd done a couple of times previously. Abou...
by JonetCol
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ever been lost and how didyou get on (off?)
Replies: 31
Views: 2114

Shillhope Law, Kyloe Shin,Barrowburn from Shillmoor

Great walk, great views to E initially along Usway Burn to Saughy Hill and Yarnspath Law, with Bloodybush Edge beyond forest to NE. Climb to Inner Hill steep initially then easier until left turn (W) to summit Shillhope Law, where it steepens and becomes boggy. Views all round from trig pillar, but ...
by JonetCol
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Shillhope Law, Kyloe Shin,Barrowburn from Shillmoor
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Tosson Hill

Great walk. Clear vis at car park but mist from 50m. Usual enjoyment of superb views en route to Simonside inhibited by low vis. Navigated from Simonside by compass as map doesn't reflect terrain (showing woodland that isn't there). Clear path from Simonside - forestry road initially, leaving on a q...
by JonetCol
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Tosson Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Re: Cushat Law: grassy waterbeds and disappearing dogs

Enjoyable nostalgia but scary deja vu as I read your report. I had a v similar experience in 2016, doing Shill Moor, Cushat then Hogden Laws. Great hills and views but potholes lethal - and not just to kids and dogs. Hags and holes also bad on ascent of Cushat from E. Being a route less well trodden...
by JonetCol
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Cushat Law: grassy waterbeds and disappearing dogs
Replies: 9
Views: 3015

Re: Best way to gain back hill fitness?

Agree with David Shepherd re stairs. Even in a bungalow there's usually a backdoor step to use. A New Zealand hiking guide I once read recommended putting one foot on the step and raising the other to meet it a dozen or so, then switching feet, rather than left right, left right etc. I find this con...
by JonetCol
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best way to gain back hill fitness?
Replies: 27
Views: 1482
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