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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: 3131

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: 3131

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: 31234

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: 3235

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: 3235

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: 3235

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: 3235

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: 408

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: 546

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: 546

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: 1275

Re: Hardcore Grahams earn a wonderful Loch Lomond sunset

Note about the two high deer fences. On both there is a couple of styles to use if you go further north east. In fact both the ones furthest North east have a doggy gate too !
by jaffa61
Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:32 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hardcore Grahams earn a wonderful Loch Lomond sunset
Replies: 19
Views: 4908

Re: Pilgrimage in Dumfriesshire, final day

There is a website for the Way of St Andrews which is a route from various points in Scotland and England to St Andrews. I have just about completed the Motherwell to St Andrews route, part of which I researched.Give this pilgrimage a try, I think there is a route from Roslyn Chapel.
by jaffa61
Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:22 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Pilgrimage in Dumfriesshire, final day
Replies: 5
Views: 2813

Re: Flying solo on the Steep Wing of Sgiath a'Chaise

I took the same route up this hill a few days ago. After I left the main track and headed for the ridge up towards Creag a Mhadaidh . Just to the left at the end of the wall at the edge of a few trees was the full skeleton of a deer. But...still with the head on, fur, eyes, the lot. Talk about creep...
by jaffa61
Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Flying solo on the Steep Wing of Sgiath a'Chaise
Replies: 11
Views: 4762

Re: Last of the 140 donalds - Uamh Bheag

lol :D :D :D :D
by jaffa61
Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:33 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Last of the 140 donalds - Uamh Bheag
Replies: 7
Views: 3018
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