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Re: West Highland Way- Wild Camping

It's easy to just backpack it carrying your own stuff and stopping where you like. I got round the Loch lomond ban by just doing that whole stretch in one day and camping in a little clearing to the left not far after the gate that marks the end of the restrictions. There are two campsites though if...
by jac the lassie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:30 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: West Highland Way- Wild Camping
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: French horseriders in the Highlands

Another source of information would be serc (Scottish endurance riding club) they've got branches in all regions including a Highlands branch. They will have members all over with local knowledge of the tracks that are equine friendly. A lot of there members do long distance routes across the Highla...
by jac the lassie
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: French horseriders in the Highlands
Replies: 11
Views: 2172

Re: Ben Cruachan stile getting worse?

There's a sheep gate to the right of the style ( looks like a wooden giant cat flap) that's big enough for a human :wink: Done Cruachan a few times but only braved the style once :lol:
by jac the lassie
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ben Cruachan stile getting worse?
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Re: Is hiking while pregnant safe?

I was still happily hiking at eight months pregnant. Just a lot slower :lol: Drink plenty, nibble snacks often, take your time and above all listen to your body and your doctor. I was up and walking the dogs with baba in a sling 48 hours after a c section and I think it was a lot to do with staying ...
by jac the lassie
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:17 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Is hiking while pregnant safe?
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Liquid Alc Stove Provisions

Decathlon out at the hermiston gait is open till 8.00 it's only 10/15 mins from the airport, so you could grab some on the way into Edinburgh. Obviously depends what time your planes coming in though and if your getting into town by taxi or bus.
by jac the lassie
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Liquid Alc Stove Provisions
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Re: Used Axe/Crampons

I got my winter kit second hand, just look for decent makes ie not the Chinese knock offs. Grivel, camp, black Diamond, DDM, petzl, anything along those lines is good. I got my crampons and axe for £65 of eBay. They got throughly used for two years then I sold them because of a change in circumstanc...
by jac the lassie
Sun Oct 30, 2016 2:15 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Used Axe/Crampons
Replies: 13
Views: 3365

Re: WHW Map

Take a map. I found three groups of people lost at the very beginning in Mugdock park. Not one person had a map :lol: Good for figuring distances to shops/pubs/ where to stop for the night etc.
by jac the lassie
Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:46 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: WHW Map
Replies: 6
Views: 2243

Re: The West Highland way, stage 8.

I think 7 hours is about right. When I did it last year, I broke camp in Kinlochleven at 9 and was on the train for the back of three going via a pub for a drink and meal, so can't be far of 7. Keep plenty oomph for the long drag though the forestry Road then main road back through town, it's painfu...
by jac the lassie
Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:39 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The West Highland way, stage 8.
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Piles of Stones

As soon as I leave the gate to my property I am on someone else's land that may be publicly or privately owned. That's one of the most sad statements I have seen on this website and the sort of thinking that doesn't belong in Scotland and certainly not in the highlands . :( I couldn't agree with th...
by jac the lassie
Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:18 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Piles of Stones
Replies: 81
Views: 19129

Re: Walking/Camping on the WHW alone as a woman

I'm a 36 year old lassie an I did it alone last year on may. But I wild camped, so not at campsites. I felt totally safe the whole way and got some beautifully camping spots. Met plenty of folk on the way but I tend to walk quick so it was more have a conversation then head off solo again. Pretty su...
by jac the lassie
Sun Aug 28, 2016 4:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking/Camping on the WHW alone as a woman
Replies: 18
Views: 6765

Re: Piles of Stones

How big is that? If it collapses on a little kid it could get nasty.[/quote]

Low angle photo, not that big, :wink:
But more to the point at what point did you suddenly become Miss heath and safety? :o :lol:
You normally advocate non sterile amputations! :lol:
by jac the lassie
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Piles of Stones
Replies: 81
Views: 19129

Re: Just saying hello

Hello! :D I'm afraid to get Hill fit, you really need to get walking up hills. Easiest way is to go to the menu at the top of this page and look at the hills nearest you. If you've got an hour or two free try a sub 2000 then just move up to bigger stuff as you fitness grows. This is great for honing...
by jac the lassie
Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:24 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Just saying hello
Replies: 2
Views: 581

Re: Piles of Stones

My names jac and I have a stone pile habit :( It's not often and it's exclusively on beaches , but yes I confess I make some. It gives me an odd sense of satisfaction, much in the same way getting to the top a hill does. There's no real logic to either past time except enjoyment. I do it safe in the...
by jac the lassie
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:11 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Piles of Stones
Replies: 81
Views: 19129

Re: Walking poles

Another that would say ebay/gumtree. Also sport direct often have the karrimor carbon fibre flip lock poles on sale for £20. That's what I use and there great, also seem to hold most of there value on eBay should you decide to part with them. No clue what there proper price is as I'm a cheap skate a...
by jac the lassie
Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walking poles
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Re: Creag Meagaidh, through the windy, Windae!

Looks like some cracking hills those. Great report :D
by jac the lassie
Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:38 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creag Meagaidh, through the windy, Windae!
Replies: 6
Views: 3092
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