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Re: New covid restrictions

As I understand it, it is illegal for me to enter Scotland from England under the current restrictions. Does anyone think this could be lifted before Christmas? I realise none actually knows. Just wondering when, if st all, I should be thinking about cancelling my accommodation for a post-Xmas walk...
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 14697

Re: New covid restrictions

I’m unsure of the current restrictions imposed by the administration in Scotland. If going by what I have read in this thread you can travel as far as you like by bike. Does this then mean you have to return within the same day or are you allowed to wild camp? Just looking at options. Distance and w...
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:55 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 14697

Re: New Coronavrus Tiers and Hillwalking/Campervanning

Alteknacker’s post is about as much common sense I’ve read on COVID-19. Unfortunately the job lot of politicians can’t or won’t see it as that. For me it puts an end this year to the hills. December the 2nd won’t see an end to it as they all strive to outdo each other in their efforts to mess the en...
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:35 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavrus Tiers and Hillwalking/Campervanning
Replies: 33
Views: 2599

Re: Solo hikers ?

I always think ‘what if’ when hiking solo but I do tend to do most of my Munros solo albeit with a four legged companion. The more remote ones I certainly would be thinking of teaming up with other fellow solo hikers if I can’t persuade any of my mates to join me. It cuts down the risk factor. None ...
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Wed Oct 21, 2020 7:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Solo hikers ?
Replies: 33
Views: 2756

Re: A very Good Friday on Beinn a' Ghlo

Best walk report I’ve read on here and a video to go with it. Top work!
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:05 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A very Good Friday on Beinn a' Ghlo
Replies: 16
Views: 12316

Dalmally eastern two

A weekend at Dalmally had been the plan. The eastern two the first day and the western ones on the Sunday. The first two were achieved but a new harness on Skye had given her chaffing under both front legs so it was an early bath. Got to the car parking area and left at 1340hrs. Quick left at the pi...
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:34 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Dalmally eastern two
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Re: Mount Keen on a bike

Anywhere near the cottage, unless you're a super strong cyclist you'll not get it much further anyway without a lot of pushing. Take a cheap lock and chuck round the wheel/ frame and you'll be fine. Nothing fancy needed, you just want to prevent someone from taking a free ride back to the carpark. ...
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mount Keen on a bike
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Re: Mount Keen on a bike

I’ve planned to do Mount Keen some time next month. The route on this website says it’s an 11 mile walk so barely worth the hassle of a bike I would suggest.
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mount Keen on a bike
Replies: 11
Views: 713

Bridge of Orchy 2

Set off at half five on a fine morning after taking a day off work having worked the weekend. Arrived and parked up at Bridge of Orchy station and headed off up the hills at 1115. Straight under the underpass of the West Highland line, through a gate, turned left and then almost immediately turned r...
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:05 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bridge of Orchy 2
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Re: New covid restrictions

Hopefully hillwalking will be safe, I remember the restrictions were being justified because Mountain Rescue teams would be put at risk but we helped out with a rescue last month and, looking back, there weren't any anti-covid measures used by the team, which included a doctor. Hopefully it will co...
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:43 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 14697

Re: Record attempt: Slowest compleation, 14349 days and coun

I climbed Ben Lomond, my first Munro at seven years of age.
If I compleat it will be getting on for a fifty year round.
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Record attempt: Slowest compleation, 14349 days and counting
Replies: 33
Views: 2504

Re: Wild camping

Some beautiful spots to be had. I’ve found recently the rubbish left over from wild camping has generally been the further north I’ve been. Glen Lochay just outside Killin had plenty of wild campers last weekend. Never noted one bit of litter. Same went for Loch Voil a few weekend’s previous. Hopefu...
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Wild camping
Replies: 13
Views: 935

Re: Feelings on the hills for mental health

I love the hills, love being outdoors and love the physical challenge. For me the biggest ‘mental’ factor is the drive to them. Closest one is more than a 500 mile round trip. If I was back in Scotland it would be a canter as the walk up is the easiest part of the day. I did Meall Ghaordaidh yesterd...
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Feelings on the hills for mental health
Replies: 34
Views: 2013

Meall Ghaordaidh

Thought I’d do this one today as it was a simple day and was less of a drive to my alternative of the four eastern Mamores. Got to the lay by for just after nine and thankfully there was space to get parked up. Had been my biggest fear driving up. Followed the route as described on WalkHighlands. Th...
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Ghaordaidh
Replies: 0
Views: 38

Re: Last Munro for compleaters

Thank you all for sharing your experiences and thoughts. Interesting to read the stats also, not surprised at what came out top.
by Walkinmyfootsteps
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Last Munro for compleaters
Replies: 45
Views: 3738
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