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Re: Dogwalkers out for a pleasant day on the Plateau.

Great pics. :D
by Sunset tripper
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:57 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dogwalkers out for a pleasant day on the Plateau.
Replies: 2
Views: 410

Re: Long distance walks under new lockdown guidelines

The Lawers 7 on your own is awkward and not all that exciting and either involves a long road walk, a stashed bike, or following Dan Bailey's route in "Great Mountain Days in Scotland". Not sure i would drive 4 hours for that at the best of times :lol: You are forgetting one thing. The av...
by Sunset tripper
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:20 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Long distance walks under new lockdown guidelines
Replies: 65
Views: 3075

Re: Long distance walks under new lockdown guidelines

Hello thought I would add my question on to this since its similar. I'm from Wick in the North Highlands and I want to climb the 7 Ben Lawers Munros in a day by myself for charity. Its a 4 hour drive but still in the Highlands so it's still my Local Authority area so should be ok. Is this still all...
by Sunset tripper
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Long distance walks under new lockdown guidelines
Replies: 65
Views: 3075

Re: Long distance walks under new lockdown guidelines

I don't think the law, strictly interpreted, stops you from *walking* into the highlands, as long as you start within 5 miles of the LA boundary and walk back again, although it's not exactly within the spirit of the guidance ('you should travel no further than you need to reach a safe, non-crowded...
by Sunset tripper
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:00 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Long distance walks under new lockdown guidelines
Replies: 65
Views: 3075

Re: Long distance walks under new lockdown guidelines

@gman, given the generalised prohibition on providing overnight accommodation, it seems likely that a court would rule that the recreation exemption didn't apply to wildcamping. As I said, there isn't any case law and unless someone is prosecuted and a judge provides an interpretation of this law w...
by Sunset tripper
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:02 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Long distance walks under new lockdown guidelines
Replies: 65
Views: 3075

Re: Is it worth taking a chance?

Hopefully get a clearer picture of the lockdown easing on Tuesday. There have been hints that allowing travel is not going to be a big priority early on. It may go the same way as last time where travel is allowed to visit family but not for recreation. With a bit of luck the studies that have shown...
by Sunset tripper
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it worth taking a chance?
Replies: 15
Views: 1061

Re: Mountain Rescue

Lochaber did tell one guy who phoned for help because he was wet, that they wouldn't be coming for him and to make his own way down.
by Sunset tripper
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mountain Rescue
Replies: 46
Views: 2744

Re: Is it worth taking a chance?

Most accommodation providers are offering free cancellation. Only book your travel and accommodation if you can cancel it nearer the date. The vague message from the government yesterday was that nothing is going to be open for Easter. I would be quite surprised if you will be allowed to travel from...
by Sunset tripper
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is it worth taking a chance?
Replies: 15
Views: 1061

Re: Mountain Rescue

When exactly was this golden era of self-reliant mountaineering experts on the hills? I know a few guys who hitchhiked to Arrochar and Glencoe in the 50s and 60s, they'll gladly tell you how clueless they were when they started out. Must have been before then? I totally agree but I think the differ...
by Sunset tripper
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mountain Rescue
Replies: 46
Views: 2744

Re: What tracks are these?

The best defined print seems to have 5 toes and a fairly pointed rear to the main pad - otter is a possibility (and would be the right sort of size). Good shout jmarkb. I have visited that area many times and never seen an otter but I know they are there. What I have seen a lot of around there is p...
by Sunset tripper
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What tracks are these?
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

Affric?
by Sunset tripper
Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4665
Views: 580597

Re: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)

The Tay?
by Sunset tripper
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where's the picture ? - Scotland (part 3)
Replies: 4665
Views: 580597

Re: Name that Loch!

Ah, Dores, how I adore Dores... I used to camp along the beach, gathering firewood for the camp fire, having a wee dram as the sun set in the west, staining every hillside and promontory a slightly different shade of purple, violet and mauve... One stormy night in autumn with the wind causing big w...
by Sunset tripper
Sat Feb 13, 2021 2:51 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Name that Loch!
Replies: 2923
Views: 278684

Re: Name that Loch!

Cheers rohan. I needed the clues for that one.
Here's a very recent pic.
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by Sunset tripper
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:36 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Name that Loch!
Replies: 2923
Views: 278684

Re: Beinn dearg

I especially like that Aonach Mor is smaller than Aonach Beag. It's most likely based on apparent bulk and not height - the summit area of Aonach* Mor is about half-a-mile long whereas that of Aonach Beag is comparatively compact. * "Aonach" being "slope." Yes I've heard that's ...
by Sunset tripper
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn dearg
Replies: 20
Views: 1130
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