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Re: 2 weeks in Scotland what to keep and what to drop?

I use BBC, Met Office(even though I think the BBC get their forecasts from the Met Office their forecasts are not always the same) and MWIS.

If you are prepared for all weathers and flexible in what you do, you should be OK

Dave
by Tringa
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2 weeks in Scotland what to keep and what to drop?
Replies: 36
Views: 424

Re: 2 weeks in Scotland what to keep and what to drop?

Lots of good advice. I can only reiterate book any accommodation of whatever type you want a soon as possible. The comment about not driving too far is spot on. Scotland is a deceptively large country from a driving point of view. Years ago we spent two weeks camping in Scotland and did an average o...
by Tringa
Thu Jun 10, 2021 4:38 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2 weeks in Scotland what to keep and what to drop?
Replies: 36
Views: 424

Re: Midges mid June Scotland this year

[quote= Yeah I guess it was a pretty open ended question and one without an easy answer. Will just have to kit up and suck it up should the worst happen![/quote] It is the only way to deal with them. Midge repellents based on DEET as, I think probably the best, but I find them unpleasant(sting my ey...
by Tringa
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:22 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Midges mid June Scotland this year
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: 9 Fannichs and the conditions of a lifetime

A superb account of a great walk.

Well done both for the walk and the report.

Dave
by Tringa
Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 9 Fannichs and the conditions of a lifetime
Replies: 10
Views: 1238

Re: Morning all

Another welcome. Looking at the forecast I agree with jmarkb, lots of water; it is going to be baking on the Ben.

Have a great time.

Dave
by Tringa
Tue Jun 01, 2021 11:32 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Morning all
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: access not possible

I haven't been to Shetland for about eight years and perhaps in that time the track up to Collafirth Hill has deteriorated a bit but I'd guess the sign you saw is just advisory, ie if you drive it with a normal car and something goes wrong, you've been warned. I agree with iangpark I'm sure it is no...
by Tringa
Fri May 28, 2021 7:10 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: access not possible
Replies: 4
Views: 2376

Re: Graham bagging by Badger

A great sighting, Rohan. I suppose because most, if not all, of the footage of badgers on TV are from lowland woods(or people's back gardens) we tend to think they don't live anywhere else. A few years ago the Beinn Eighe visitor's centre had a video from a trail camera of a badger feeding on a deer...
by Tringa
Wed May 26, 2021 1:51 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Graham bagging by Badger
Replies: 7
Views: 715

Re: Grisport boots

I have a pair of Grisport trainers(Latitude Lowlands) for general use. I can't comment on how good they are as I received them only yesterday. I bought them online and was a bit concerned about the fit. I've not had any Grisport footwear before and there were a few comments online from people who ne...
by Tringa
Thu May 20, 2021 9:12 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Grisport boots
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Meadow Pipit

A common bird but always good to see.

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Dave
by Tringa
Fri May 14, 2021 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Meadow Pipit
Replies: 0
Views: 211

Re: Leave details in your rucksack

Rather than deliberately leaving a rucksack to do a nearby top I was thinking of accidentally becoming separated from your bag buy accident. A couple of years ago on Beinn Eighe I decided Stuc Coire an Laoigh - the small outlier overlooking Glen Torridon - was a good place for a bite to eat. I dumpe...
by Tringa
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:14 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Leave details in your rucksack
Replies: 17
Views: 1097

Re: Leave details in your rucksack

I agree, but it would be easy to drop the rucksack for a short wander. I have done it quite a few times; taking a quick and short amble for a better view.

Dave
by Tringa
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Leave details in your rucksack
Replies: 17
Views: 1097

Leave details in your rucksack

Mrs Tringa mentioned something she read online this morning which made me think. A walker NW of Bridge of Orchy found a rucksack on a hill with no one anywhere to be seen but thought it might have been left by someone nearby but out of sight. He camped overnight and found the rucksack still there. I...
by Tringa
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Leave details in your rucksack
Replies: 17
Views: 1097

Re: Lost My car keys

Sounds like a great result.

Dave
by Tringa
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:34 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lost My car keys
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Disposal of used gas canisters

Wouldn't the residual gas leak out of the canister if you attached it to a stove, open the valve and let it vent for a few minutes outside?

Dave
by Tringa
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:20 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Disposal of used gas canisters
Replies: 12
Views: 1189

Not a sighting, but they could be useful .....

.....well to me they are. I am useless at identifying anything other than the really common, eg blackbird or obvious, eg cuckoo, birds by their song so I found this video for some of the more common warblers good - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=897rNf5ke1A I also found an app called BirdNet. It le...
by Tringa
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:07 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Not a sighting, but they could be useful .....
Replies: 2
Views: 325
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