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Re: Bull in a Field

A couple of years ago I came across this fine fellow by the roadside on the return part of the Bracklynn Falls walk. Fortunately he had his family with him and was in a very placid mood.

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by cantabrigian
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Bull in a Field
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Wary of wildlife

nigheandonn wrote:It's probably sensible to be mildly wary of cows, especially if you have a dog with you, but I'm sure there are plenty of those down your way! :)


Cows can (albeit rarely) be fatal: Man, 82, killed in attack by herd of cows in Yorkshire dales
by cantabrigian
Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:19 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Wary of wildlife
Replies: 12
Views: 719

Re: Sunset from Carn Chuinneag

The walk date is wrong as well.

Nice walk though - I did it myself a few years ago, later in the spring (without the aid of a bike): there were still a few patches of snow, and I saw a ptarmigan with its chick.
by cantabrigian
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:06 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sunset from Carn Chuinneag
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Hostelling Scotland to temporarily close Youth Hostels netwo

No surprise there :( https://www.hostellingscotland.org.uk/covid-19/ They say that all bookings up to 30 June 2020 "can be rebooked up to one year from the original arrival date or cancelled at no charge." (title truncated: should read "Hostelling Scotland to temporarily close Youth H...
by cantabrigian
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hostelling Scotland to temporarily close Youth Hostels netwo
Replies: 0
Views: 196

Re: Dear oh Deer: Scotland’s land use saga continues

Unfortunately it's been "corrected" to 'more than 10 per square kilometer s ', and there are still two references to square hectares. A sentence that puzzled me was: 'In Norway, 10% of the general population are engaged in deer control'. That seems an extraordinarily high percentage: if it...
by cantabrigian
Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dear oh Deer: Scotland’s land use saga continues
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Struie Hill and Struie

Lovely to see these photos. My late mother and stepfather lived a couple of miles away at Edderton. so climbing Struie was a regular event for me and my siblings when visiting them, often with our young children - and more recently some of their children.
by cantabrigian
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Struie Hill and Struie
Replies: 2
Views: 3370

Re: Steall falls wire bridge

Thanks all for the interesting info and comments. Glad to hear about the new path - I may be able to do the Ring of Steall some time after all...
by cantabrigian
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:21 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Steall falls wire bridge
Replies: 19
Views: 1788

Steall falls wire bridge

A couple of questions about the famous (or notorious?) wire bridge at Steall Falls (prompted by a very wet walk there today - the falls were looking particularly spectacular): 1. When was it built, and by whom? 2. Who currently owns/is responsible for it? 3. Are there, or have there ever been, any p...
by cantabrigian
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Steall falls wire bridge
Replies: 19
Views: 1788

Re: Unusual summit features

There's the strange "aerial" at the top of Ben Stack.
by cantabrigian
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Unusual summit features
Replies: 48
Views: 3146

Re: Good all-rounder hillwalking camera?

I recently bought an Olympus TG-5 after seeing recommendations on WH and elsewhere, and have been happy with it as a non-specialist - I haven't really used it to its full capabilities. (I used it to record my walking of the West Highland Way.) They've since brought out a new version in the series, t...
by cantabrigian
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Good all-rounder hillwalking camera?
Replies: 12
Views: 3044

Re: Schiehallion

You can see the entrance on Google Streetview (I'm apparently too "new" to post a link). There doesn't seem to be any kind of physical barrier restricting vehicle height, and I don't remember there being one when I was there a couple of years ago (but then I have a small car). A point to b...
by cantabrigian
Tue May 28, 2019 5:53 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Schiehallion
Replies: 2
Views: 355

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