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Re: Yorjick's last Meall (of the year!)

Raynor wrote:Yeah I think they are fox moth caterpillars. Saw a load of them myself this week. They should be hibernating until spring I think. A sign of how mild it has been.


Thanks for the (more or less) confirmation. I will stick with fox moth until someone tells me otherwise.
by Yorjick
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Yorjick's last Meall (of the year!)
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Fionn Bheinn and the Maiden Voyage

A very original post and so well written. Great to see people doing hills by a less popular or less obvious route, rather than following a route from a guide book. I enjoyed your post very much.
by Yorjick
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Fionn Bheinn and the Maiden Voyage
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Yorjick's last Meall (of the year!)

During my New Years Day 2019 ascent of ​Beinn Mheadhoin, I had looked across to Meall na Faochaig and thought what a good hill it would be to do on New Years Day 2020. Looking at the weather forecast, it looked like the best weather would be on New Years Eve with winds developing later in the day. S...
by Yorjick
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Yorjick's last Meall (of the year!)
Replies: 4
Views: 418

Re: Gergeti Trinity Church

Alteknacker wrote:Looks superb, especially Mount Kazbek. How far away was it from where you were? 5000+ is goodly elevation - definitely "getting breathless" territory!


Hi Altenacker - Using Google Maps, I would estimate 8km/5miles as the crow flies
by Yorjick
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Gergeti Trinity Church
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Return to Strathconnon

I am heading for Meall na Faochaig tomorrow. I would love to see the pictures. Is this a Flickr thing - charging for storage? :cry: I went through all my walk reports and where necessary uploaded the pictures. I think I have far fewer walk reports than you though! I am looking to head SE from the su...
by Yorjick
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Return to Strathconnon
Replies: 2
Views: 1724

Gergeti Trinity Church

This was part of my first trip to Georgia. It is a beautiful country with a European feel. Interestingly, the internet speed at the guest house in Stepantsminda (Rustaveli st 11) was far faster than my home in the Highlands! Perhaps there is better investment in the infrastructure? From the moment I...
by Yorjick
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Gergeti Trinity Church
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Struie Ridge

$matches[2] I decided to do this walk just the night before. I had often looked down the Dornoch Firth while crossing the bridge and the mast on top of Struie hill always draws the eye. The start is only nine miles away from my home - I probably should have cycled to the start! I parked just off th...
by Yorjick
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Struie Ridge
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: Struie Hill and Struie

I did (more or less) your route in reverse yesterday. Interesting looking at your photos. I will post a walk report later today!
by Yorjick
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:29 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Struie Hill and Struie
Replies: 2
Views: 3228

Re: Creagan na Beinne

Regarding Dunan, I have been in touch with the estate and their reply was "The bothy used to be a ruin but was renovated by the owner a few years ago and it is a private building used regularly by the owners, the keeper and the shepherd throughout the year. If the bothy gets used without prior ...
by Yorjick
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:16 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creagan na Beinne
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Creagan na Beinne

There is plenty of parking at Ardtalnaig, with refreshments at the start and finish! $matches[2] $matches[2] The weather was still a little damp, but it was not actually raining and seemed to be clearing. While not part of plans, I was still still doing a reccy of the Shee of Ardtalnaig. I am aware ...
by Yorjick
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creagan na Beinne
Replies: 2
Views: 461

Fantastic weather. . . . for the Falls of Acharn!

The plan had been to stay at the Armadilla Eco-pods at Ardtalnaig, but they were fully booked. However, The helpful lady on the phone suggested I tried Haugh Cottage at Acharn. This was out good fortune as is was such a charming place to stay, with a wonderful hostess and perfect location for a walk...
by Yorjick
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Fantastic weather. . . . for the Falls of Acharn!
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: zen and the art of marital maintenance

Sgurr a' Chaorachain is one of my remaining (fourteen), Corbetts so really interested to see the videos! Really looking at Cioch Nose VD ***, but interesting to see what I can expect on reaching the main ridge. As much as I prefer still photography, your videos give a better overview of the topograp...
by Yorjick
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:12 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: zen and the art of marital maintenance
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Diarrhoea and vomiting - still a fantastic day!

The area at the end of the road is a turning place for gritters and the school bus. It was the height of summer and the school holidays but I parked on the verge some distance short of the end of the public road. The glen could do with a small car park. Thomas is very averse to flying insects so he ...
by Yorjick
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:40 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Diarrhoea and vomiting - still a fantastic day!
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Re: A warning of aggressive cattle walking from Newton Bridg

Are most of those killed or injured, farmers, vets and abattoir workers rather than walkers?
by Yorjick
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:50 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A warning of aggressive cattle walking from Newton Bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Beinn a'Choin

Hi Rod Great report! However, regarding your comments about Loch Arklet, I think you have mistaken Loch Lomond for Loch Arklet! :lol: One of your super photos shows Ben Lomond very clearly and and the Loch below right is Loch Lomond. Interesting to compare your route with ours! Ours had more ascent ...
by Yorjick
Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn a'Choin
Replies: 1
Views: 712
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