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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: 1844

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: 811

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: 1844

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: 32

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: 32

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: 2866

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: 1274

Re: Jeans question

Agree with suggestion for track suit bottoms - but use polyester or similar, as cotton takes too long to dry once wet - and it will get wet however much you 'proof' it .
by JonetCol
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:42 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Jeans question
Replies: 25
Views: 2620

East, West, Fawdon Hills

our_route.gpx Good steep walk on hot (20c) day. Walking S from Brandon car parking to amazing hidden lofty fb over R Breamish. Sturdy but airy!! Rather like mini Eildons, conical affording grand views all round. Cont S along narrow road, past entrance to nature res with its warning for adder, to si...
by JonetCol
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: East, West, Fawdon Hills
Replies: 0
Views: 56

Sgorr nam Fiannaidh

Red hot day (23c) Keen to try new GPS. C dropped me off at SP and I headed along path via gates. After a k became steep, then steeper - still on Pap path. R fork to SgF came much later (and higher) than guide suggested. It was eroded rocky, uneven and even steeper than before. Struggled to get beari...
by JonetCol
Sun May 19, 2019 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgorr nam Fiannaidh
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Ben Cruachan stile getting worse?

Was up Cruachan summit on Tuesday in blinding windy rain. One of the few things I actually could see apart from the rain on my specs was that the stile at the end of the forest is becoming increasingly risky. An attempt to stabilise it with a piece of rope is now only moderately helpful and several ...
by JonetCol
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:36 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Cruachan stile getting worse?
Replies: 1
Views: 468

Re: Climbing Munros

Hi Brian
don't know if you've checked out this site's '10 easiest Munros' article. Its well worth a look if you haven't - and if you have I can endorse the selection - it's spot on.
by JonetCol
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:20 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Climbing Munros
Replies: 1
Views: 429

Re: White Mounth - clockwise or anti?

Anticlockwise it is. Thanks
by JonetCol
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: White Mounth - clockwise or anti?
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

White Mounth - clockwise or anti?

Hoping to do WM circuit this week. Was initially going anti-clockwise as per WH book, but see some favour clockwise , ie from the Broad Cairn end. Any key issues for either option?
by JonetCol
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: White Mounth - clockwise or anti?
Replies: 6
Views: 1162

Hartside - Chesters - Shepherds Cairns -Salters Rd

Great walk. Meadow E of Alnaham Moor FM is beautiful early summer. Views as you leave plantation towards Chesters are grand - a 'secret valley' Walk across high plateau towards the Pikes and Shepherd's Cairns is grand with superb views 180 degrees incl Simonside, Hogden Law, Cunyan Crags, Hedgehope ...
by JonetCol
Wed Jun 21, 2017 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Hartside - Chesters - Shepherds Cairns -Salters Rd
Replies: 0
Views: 180
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