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Re: Ben Lawers path advice

There are bits of grassy path on that first stretch before you meet the hydro track, but from memory it's sketchy (I've never done the western bit from the road but have gone from halfway along to the track after dropping off Beinn Ghlas. Might feel like quite hard work at the start of a day (especi...
by Dave Hewitt
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Lawers path advice
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Trig Points

There is a list here of Munros with Trig Points (55 of them) http://www.haroldstreet.org.uk/waypoints/download/?list=trigpoints&display=onlyhillsinbothlists&list2=Munros though there seems to be some inconsistency - it includes some where the trig is not at the summit (e.g. Ben Vorlich, Car...
by Dave Hewitt
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Trig Points
Replies: 10
Views: 523

Re: 4 Munros in a day

You don't say when in mid-July you're intending this, or how far from Lochaber you're based, but it's quite possible that even by that stage the Scottish government advice will be not to travel far for hills. Re the actual circuit, I've not done this as such but have climbed those four hills togethe...
by Dave Hewitt
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:00 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4 Munros in a day
Replies: 13
Views: 696

Re: New Coronavirus Law

From Scottish Mountain Rescue "guidance and information regarding the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak", 22 May: Should I feel guilty if I need to call MR? No, accidents happen, we would be concerned if you didn’t call us. We are here to help, not judge. https://www.scottishmountainrescue.org/cov...
by Dave Hewitt
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavirus Law
Replies: 336
Views: 15671

Found on the Ochils

Found this morning not far below the top of Wood Hill in the Ochils, a child's (age 5, it says on the label) hoodie/sweatshirt thing, in good nick. If the relevant parent or guardian sees this, please get in touch.
by Dave Hewitt
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:57 pm
 
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Found on the Ochils
Replies: 0
Views: 132

Re: Micro Spikes

I'm on the Ochils a lot with plenty of steep descents, often on short cropped grass. Maybe a dozen years ago I stopped wearing boots for this kind of stuff and swapped into studded fellrunning shoes - initially Walshes, latterly (lots of pairs over time) Inov-8 Mudclaws, which I really like. Another...
by Dave Hewitt
Sat May 23, 2020 10:17 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Micro Spikes
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: What's the difference between a cormorant and a shag?

One's weaselly recognised and the other is stoatally different?
by Dave Hewitt
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:18 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's the difference between a cormorant and a shag?
Replies: 16
Views: 1015

Re: Well done to walkhighlander Kevin Woods

From memory, I'm sure Dave Hewitt can provide more historical content Not sure I can add much - I used to keep quite detailed records of continuous(ish) rounds, but in recent years have lost the thread somewhat. There's a bit of a trend - as ever with such things - to try and add some slight tweak ...
by Dave Hewitt
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Well done to walkhighlander Kevin Woods
Replies: 17
Views: 1265

Re: Innerdownie - two falls and a submission

Thanks Dave, great tips from your local patch, as usual! There are lots of little sneaky routes and options around, as almost anywhere. It's just a case of being nosey and gradually finding some of them! I seem to have been even more Ochilish than usual since the turn of the year, what with the wea...
by Dave Hewitt
Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Innerdownie - two falls and a submission
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Innerdownie - two falls and a submission

Really enjoyed that, with an extension out to Innerdownie, down via the grassy track you mentioned and back along the path through Glen Quey to Castle Cambell - deserves to be better known, I think. The middle part of the Quey-Campbell pass has become very wet underfoot in places in recent years ho...
by Dave Hewitt
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Innerdownie - two falls and a submission
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Innerdownie - two falls and a submission

Nice hill - of the nine Ochil Donalds it's the one I've climbed least, but it's not the one I like least. Were it a bit closer to my base camp of Stirling I'd go there more often. Looks like you missed the short route up to the ridge from the forest track - it's hard to spot at certain times of year...
by Dave Hewitt
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:35 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Innerdownie - two falls and a submission
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Mount Keen - First Munro

given the recent snowfall and the fact that I don't own crampons or crampon friendly boots, most likely I will not do much walking in March :(. Don't not get out - just stick to lower/middling stuff for a while until conditions ease. Is rare to need crampons below 2500ft, and things such as the Och...
by Dave Hewitt
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mount Keen - First Munro
Replies: 27
Views: 1652

Re: Corrour bothy

Bearing in mind that in good conditions the Garbh Choire Refuge is two hours' walk from Corrour. I don't like to demur, as you know those hills far better than me, but I think Corrour to the Garbh Choire refuge in good conditions can be done in quite a bit under two hours. In August 2009 a friend a...
by Dave Hewitt
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corrour bothy
Replies: 31
Views: 7242

Re: Article: Glasgow vs Edinburgh for hill walkers

I reckon Stirling would be the best town to live in for Munro bagging, or just hill walking in general. Central position for heading in all directions. Stirling is indeed a very good base for such things. Ledi is usually only half an hour away by car, Vorlich/Stuc 45 minutes, Crianlarich and the va...
by Dave Hewitt
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Article: Glasgow vs Edinburgh for hill walkers
Replies: 30
Views: 1233

Re: Munro’s in gales

Snow conditions likely to be pretty tricky/unpleasant on Munros tomorrow even if the winds do ease off. Like jmarkb I'm hoping to get out (if flooded roads around the village here allow), but the Munros hold no appeal in this - it'll be an Ochils outing for a legstretch and some headspace. Bigger st...
by Dave Hewitt
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro’s in gales
Replies: 19
Views: 1200
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