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Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

The guidance does not say if the five mile to start point outside your LA is driving distance or a straight line from start point to boundary.
What gets me is these people are paid to do a job correctly in wording the law and its not being done.
by jaffa61
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:56 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5595

Re: Hillwalker or hiker ?

Well
Seems like I started a wee discussion.......
For the record, I have always considered a hike as a long walk mostly on level ground, ie not up to mountain summits.
Similar to rambling (although I consider that shorter walks)
To me hillwalker describes what we do. :D
by jaffa61
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hillwalker or hiker ?
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

Hillwalker or hiker ?

Anyone else notice the tendancy in the media to refer to hillwalkers as hikers lately ?
Seems like another Americanisation in our language.
Resist ! :roll: :wink:
by jaffa61
Mon Dec 07, 2020 1:16 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hillwalker or hiker ?
Replies: 60
Views: 3322

Re: New covid restrictions

Just had a look at extent of North Lanarkshire Council boundary.It takes in the southern edge of Kilsyth hills so Tomtain and Garrell hills for me tomorrow.In fact maybe Meikle bin too as its less than 5 miles outside boundary. :D
by jaffa61
Fri Nov 06, 2020 12:54 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 14785

Re: Where will you be going?

Change of plan, Sgor Gaoith in Glen Feshie .More likely next week when/if decent weather.
Cairngorm twitter page updated now to welcome us back from 3rd July. :clap: :clap:
by jaffa61
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where will you be going?
Replies: 43
Views: 3860

Re: Where will you be going?

Loch Lochy Munros for me, but as weather looks bad on Friday (when we all get out of jail :D ,) it will probably have to wait till early next week .Since I have just retired its time to get back to Munros for first time in years, Glen Feshie the following week.....
by jaffa61
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Where will you be going?
Replies: 43
Views: 3860

Re: Stay at home

See also the "5 mile radius ?" thread
I think we will see the end to this muddled guidance tomorrow with clarity when Mountaineering Scotland make statement
by jaffa61
Thu May 28, 2020 7:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 40090

Re: 5 mile "advice"

Watching the FM statements and q and a session today, I do not know how anybody can think the 5 miles or local relates to sports.She clearly says that it is to stop crowding at tourist places.That is for LEISURE.. Like parks,towns,beaches,Loch Lomond SIDE. Its okay to travel further for golf,fishing...
by jaffa61
Thu May 28, 2020 7:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 mile "advice"
Replies: 40
Views: 3915

Re: 5 mile "advice"

This from Mountaineering Scotland website. It describes what I was trying to say in my original post. (in bold) "Of particular relevance to Mountaineering Scotland members is that everyone would be permitted to travel short distances for outdoor leisure and exercise – although the advice is to ...
by jaffa61
Wed May 27, 2020 9:44 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 mile "advice"
Replies: 40
Views: 3915

Re: 5 mile "advice"

I would suggest that to understand the post you would have to have seen the live q and a session. Nicola said she can’t legislate for everything in the document. She said to use our common sense. The mountain rescue issue is another issue. I would side with them. But remember that the teams and moun...
by jaffa61
Mon May 25, 2020 10:38 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 mile "advice"
Replies: 40
Views: 3915

5 mile "advice"

With a risk at being shot down in flames here, can I highlight the following. I watched the Update live on Thursday 21st May where Nicola stated the stages out of lockdown. She was asked if the 5 mile local rule was rigid and she said no it is not. It is advice. She said the 5 mile advice was to sto...
by jaffa61
Mon May 25, 2020 12:17 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 mile "advice"
Replies: 40
Views: 3915

Bag it while you can !

$matches[2] A lot has changed since the last trip report. The track from 318164 on OS map has been bulldozed almost all the way to the top to facilitate extensive tree planting. The trees have been planted on summit "ridge" also so get up there soon ! There is space to park at start of tr...
by jaffa61
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bag it while you can !
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Re: A warning of aggressive cattle walking from Newton Bridg

http://theconversation.com/when-cows-attack-how-dangerous-are-cattle-and-how-can-you-stay-safe-around-them-79524 The above article has some interesting stats.Seemingly 4-5 people a year are killed, of which 1/4 are walkers.It was a different article I read previously but the stats were the roughly s...
by jaffa61
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A warning of aggressive cattle walking from Newton Bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 755

A warning of aggressive cattle walking from Newton Bridge

While walking with my dog (under close control on lead) on track between Newton Bridge (in Sma Glen near Crieff, Perthshire) to Auchnafree, we approached a herd of cattle that were on and near the track.Approx grid reference 865318. There was no alternative route we could take as there were some cow...
by jaffa61
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A warning of aggressive cattle walking from Newton Bridge
Replies: 2
Views: 755

Re: Corbett only to be done in dry conditions

Thanks for the report.
We climbed this by roughly the same route although we avoided the hags completely by staying close to the west side until going over the minor top before the Corbett.
by jaffa61
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Corbett only to be done in dry conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 1457
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