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Re: Wild Camping Remote spots

Have a look at the OS maps for the stations on the Inverness/Kyle line.

A few suggestions -

Achnasheen
Achnashellach
Strathcarron.

Dave
by Tringa
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:26 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wild Camping Remote spots
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Favourite walk of 2021? Why?

A walk in July in the Gairloch cnoc and lochan. Between Loch Gairloch and Loch Maree is about 30 sq km of cnoc and lochan. Apart from in Flowerdale and from Tollie to Slatterdale there are few paths. None of the tops are high; at 420m Meall an Dorien is the highest, but it is a fascinating area. Alt...
by Tringa
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Favourite walk of 2021? Why?
Replies: 27
Views: 1317

Star Count

Clearly this is not about wildlife but couldn't see a better place to put it - https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/95329/data/1?ea.tracking.id=campaigns-update-enews The CPRE are asking people to do a star count to assess light pollution. Although CPRE are an England organisation the count can be do...
by Tringa
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:46 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Star Count
Replies: 0
Views: 130

Re: Isle of Skye

Here is a good place to start - https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/skye/

Dave
by Tringa
Sat Jan 01, 2022 10:25 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Isle of Skye
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Re: Glen Torridon Stag posing

I guessing this is Callum who is well known in the car park - https://www.facebook.com/THEGRATEISTFLAME/videos/callum-the-glen-torridon-stag/944594269301231/

Dave
by Tringa
Wed Dec 22, 2021 3:22 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Glen Torridon Stag posing
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Pacer Poles

Some members might know these poles https://www.pacerpole.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIitCPmuv38wIVlrt3Ch0yCAEDEAAYASAAEgIroPD_BwE but if you don't please read on. Mrs Tringa has never been a big hillwalker. She has in the past enjoyed Stac Polliadh and some of the lower hills and walks around Gairloch, b...
by Tringa
Mon Nov 01, 2021 8:18 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Pacer Poles
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Walking

Hmm. Another one perhaps?

Dave
by Tringa
Mon Nov 01, 2021 7:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: Lost

I was under the impression that you stick together and do not separate . Yes, but it is surprising easy to get separated and then make a mistake trying to put it right. I remember reading about a one of a group on the top of the Ben. As they moved off to come down in bad visibility he took a bit lo...
by Tringa
Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:11 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lost
Replies: 22
Views: 1830

Re: Recommendations for beginners

I'm probably misunderstanding but when you say, "Someone to transport our luggage from place to place.", does that mean you do not have your own transport and you'll be relying on trains and buses?

Dave
by Tringa
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommendations for beginners
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

Re: Great sighting

Thanks for the comments. They were the best I could manage and getting shot at all is better than nothing. I've been lucky to see a few white tailed eagles but it was good to see one with another bird. It is sometimes difficult to gauge size of a bird at a distance but fortunately with WTEs it is ea...
by Tringa
Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Great sighting
Replies: 7
Views: 686

Re: Clegs.

This link -

https://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/artapr12/at-HorseFlyhead.pdf

- is from another forum and tells you all you need to know(or not!) about cleg mouth parts.

Dave
by Tringa
Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:40 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Clegs.
Replies: 18
Views: 1194

Re: Clegs.

I have found Smidge is fairly good at stopping them from landing on me and therefore biting. I say 'fairly' because one or two get through but they are, for me very much reduced. However, I find its effect is very short in range so they can still fly just(about 15cm) in front of me for ages and that...
by Tringa
Tue Oct 12, 2021 4:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Clegs.
Replies: 18
Views: 1194

Re: Kestrel ?

You are welcome. They are possibly the most common medium sized bird of prey but always great to see.

Dave
by Tringa
Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:09 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Kestrel ?
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: Best towns for first hiking trip to highlands

I suggest Inverness and Ullapool. Inverness is close enough to the Cairngorms. You are also within striking distance of the Fannichs and Torridon. Torridon is about an hour and half from Inverness. Ullapool gives you access to Assynt and beyond, and the road from Inverness to Ullapool is excellent. ...
by Tringa
Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Best towns for first hiking trip to highlands
Replies: 15
Views: 1083

Re: Snow in early november?

jmarkb wrote:Just to add, even if there is no actual snow cover, beware of steep ground that is high up and out of the sun, as it can become iced up.


Good point. Frozen bogs are a delight to walk over but iced rocks are not and it is very easy to miss the thin cover of ice until its too late.

Dave
by Tringa
Sat Oct 09, 2021 1:49 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Snow in early november?
Replies: 8
Views: 836
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