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Re: The Cape Wrath Trail 2012 Chapter 11 & 12

A great read Billymaca well done :clap: Interesting to see other peoples' routes. Not wishing to make you jealous, but ..... we got splendid homemade fruit scones with plenty of butter and jam at a little tea room that was part of a craft shop just before getting to Kylesku. They were fabulous and m...
by andyp
Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: The Cape Wrath Trail 2012 walk report Chapter 11 & 12
Replies: 14
Views: 22555

Re: Albino Fox (?) near Duag Bridge

Wow, great shot, andyp, thanks for posting Thanks walk aboot - I didn't know I'd captured it until blowing the picture up back home on the PC as I was only using a very basic point and shoot camera!. I had many other close encounters with wild creatures where I didn't manage to get a photo so it wa...
by andyp
Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:31 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Albino Fox (?) near Duag Bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 3222

Re: Albino Fox (?) near Duag Bridge

Some interesting comments -thanks guys. I have had to google some of them as I had no idea what you were on about (melanin, leucistic, chupacabra) :crazy:

Apologies for the acronym Caberfeidh, it is the Cape Wrath Trail.
by andyp
Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Albino Fox (?) near Duag Bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 3222

Re: Cape Wrath Trail 2012 Walk Report chapter 1& 2

Well done on completing this trek Billymaca (especially after the last attempt!) :clap: I know the weather wasn't brilliant for you, as myself and my brother were only a couple of days behind you - plenty of heavy rain, snow and hail days coupled with some strong northerly winds. However, I think th...
by andyp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: The Cape Wrath Trail 2012 Walk Report Chapter 1 & 2
Replies: 5
Views: 15406

Albino Fox (?) near Duag Bridge

Snapped this strange looking fox whilst walking from River Douchary area through to Duag Bridge as part of the CWT. Is it an albino or does anyone have any other ideas?
by andyp
Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:32 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Albino Fox (?) near Duag Bridge
Replies: 9
Views: 3222

Re: The Cape Wrath Trail May 2011

Thanks for the info Billymaca. You certainly like your long distance walks!

I'm on holiday in Scotland myself for the next week (but looking to venture up the hills!) so may not get opportunity to phone until the week after - if I do I will post the details here.

Enjoy your walking.
by andyp
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: The Cape Wrath Trail May 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 23310

Re: The Cape Wrath Trail May 2011

Thanks for the info Billymaca - my current plan passes through CW around 23rd May (we have a bargain berth booked to Fort William for 8/9th May for start). Any chance you can post the MOD number so I can check for later dates as well. Not sure on the start route yet - depends on train arrivals/ferry...
by andyp
Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: The Cape Wrath Trail May 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 23310

Re: The Cape Wrath Trail May 2011

I intend to do the CWT in May this year and agree that the beauty of such a trip is it being an 'unofficial' route - way marking a definitive route is totally unnecessary and will detract from the feeling of remoteness. On a separate point, I am concerned at the use of the military range at present ...
by andyp
Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: The Cape Wrath Trail May 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 23310

Re: fit like

Welcome to WH Andy. Having kids curtailed my own hill walking for a while but it needn't - its never too early to get them involved. As mine grew up we invented our own class of hills that we had done as a family and called these by our surname (over time these have moved on from local hills right u...
by andyp
Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:42 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: fit like
Replies: 2
Views: 1711

Re: Carnachuin bridge - Glen Feshie

Did these hills from Linn of Dee last August - agree with Border Reiver, the cycling from Linn of Dee is easy (even on my touring bike) and leaves plenty of energy for these remote hills. Quite a drive from Coylumbridge to Linn of Dee though if you decide on this.
by andyp
Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Carnachuin bridge - Glen Feshie
Replies: 33
Views: 16399

Re: The Cape Wrath Trail May 2011

Have been thinking of doing this hike for a while now and probably in May because of the usual good weather!! This has served as a useful reminder of how things don't always go to plan - the planning in my head usually involves long clear spring days, not raging winds and incessant torrential rain :...
by andyp
Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:54 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: The Cape Wrath Trail May 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 23310

Re: 4 Seasons in Glen Affric

cheers rockhopper - was up there all week and the weather did improve later (though still very breezy). In fact would you believe got sunburn on Thurs/Fri doing some of the other hills in this area :lol: I've got a good few weekends in the garden to look forward to now before the next long trip up n...
by andyp
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:15 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 4 Seasons in Glen Affric
Replies: 2
Views: 4078

4 Seasons in Glen Affric

The mountain weather forecast was not great (in fact it was pretty grim with 75 mph wind gusts and snow/hail/rain), but after a 10 hour drive to Glen Affric the day before, I was committed to at least giving it a go. So it was with some trepidation that I settled for the 2 'easier' Affric Munros, To...
by andyp
Sun Jun 05, 2011 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 4 Seasons in Glen Affric
Replies: 2
Views: 4078

Re: Severe gales across Scotland

was up Glen Affric hills on Sun 29th and probably closest I've been to being blown off a hill! Several times had to resort to all fours/laying flat for the strongest gusts - scarey stuff, not sure how you judge the limits on such occasions
by andyp
Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Severe gales across Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 8717

Re: Tinto

Pass and admire this hill every time I travel up to Scotland but never taken opportunity to walk it yet - grand name also. Sounds like it was a good day to blow away any hangovers that you may have had!
by andyp
Thu May 05, 2011 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Tinto
Replies: 2
Views: 3226
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