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Macdui horseshoe

Weather looking good, set off from Turra at 6:30 and made it to a very full Linn of Dee car park about 8:30. John arrived soon after to get what seemed to be the last space. After a bit of faffing getting ready we were off on the bikes to Derry Lodge. It was warm on the path out of the wind and we p...
by thand
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Macdui horseshoe
Replies: 1
Views: 135

Re: Norton Village

As an exile from Appleton to Aberdeen I'm loving your reports - They take me back to childhood bike rides and walks with my folks!
by thand
Mon May 11, 2020 7:08 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Norton Village
Replies: 1
Views: 262

Re: tarp recomendations

Thanks very much for your advice :clap:
by thand
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:50 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: tarp recomendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

tarp recomendations

Hello Once the "current situation" has passed I was looking to make use of my spontaneous bivvi bag purchase 2 years ago. Can anyone recommend a decent affordable lightweight tarp and what size I should be looking at? My one man tent is 1.8kg and my bivvi bag is 500g so looking to try and ...
by thand
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:10 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: tarp recomendations
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Beinn Eighe

Brad and Frosty drove to Echt and we set off nice and early, stopping at Tesco Inverness for breakfast. We got to Torridon about 7.30 and met EJ who had slept in the back of his car overnight. It wasn't light yet as we set off but we were soon climbing up the front corrie. We saw a few curious dear ...
by thand
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:24 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Eighe
Replies: 0
Views: 25

Dodgy nav from the unit

Met Jen at Keith and she drove us to Loch Cluanie Fantastic weatehr conditions of blue skies but chilly low down to start. Started with the usual kintail steep ascent. Before we got to the first summit Jen asked if we could bag the top. sure thing Unfortunately her nav was a little off and we ended ...
by thand
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Dodgy nav from the unit
Replies: 0
Views: 50

tarmachan ridge

Solo walk, left Echt early and got to the car park before the rush. Sun was warming up and the heather was turning purple. Headed up the good path, suffering in the heat. No one else on the hill and made the summit by 9am. had a couple of sandwiches while taking it all in. headed off over to the rid...
by thand
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: tarmachan ridge
Replies: 0
Views: 31

lochnagar circuit

Lynn away, Peyma got the train up on Frinday night Saturday morning we drove to glenmuick and started the walk. Lots of deer as we approached meikle pap. great views of the buttress from meikle pap but unfortunately the cloud came down as we climbed up lochnagar. This stayed with us through all the ...
by thand
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: lochnagar circuit
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Beinn Dearg

Pre Skye training walk. EJ drove myself, Brad and Jen to Glen tilt where we suited up in a wet carpark. We set off on the long landrover path in the rain, past the bothy and to the bottom of the climb. The climb was fairly straightforward but not very inspiring in the weather. It was very windy on t...
by thand
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Dearg
Replies: 0
Views: 36

Mount Keen

Lynn recommended that we give hill walking a go. It was a sunny Saturday in September so we drove to Glen Tanar and parked up. The walk started through the pine forest along the river giving some nice shade,but we soon popped out of the shelter as we approached the bridge. Lots of mountain bikers we...
by thand
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Mount Keen
Replies: 0
Views: 32

Lawers

We were camping at Killin campsite and decided to take advantage of the good weather. We started after a leisurely breakfast in the heat and broken low cloud, steadily climbing the good path to beinn ghlas. lots of people and sheep about. The views were good from the first summit and we plugged on t...
by thand
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lawers
Replies: 0
Views: 31

Aviemore trip

I flew up to Edinburgh on the Thursday from Heathrow.(secondment in Edinburgh), met Peyma at Haymarket and after a beer and buying a few tins for the journey we got the train to Aviemore. Great train journey We met Killjoy at Aviemore and dumped our stuff at Aviemore youth hostel before heading to t...
by thand
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Aviemore trip
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Morrone

Had a flex day so decided to "run" morrone drove to Braemar after lunch and prked opposite the Fyfe Arms. Started off jogging until the dirt path got really steep and then started to power walk keeping heart rate at temp level. The climb was pretty uninspiring as the path was badly erroded...
by thand
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:25 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Morrone
Replies: 0
Views: 47

Mayer & Dreish

so after a while since my fist hill Lynn and I managed to get back out in the spring. We decided to Mayer & Dreish - sandwiches were packed and double checked this time. It started off with good but windy conditions as we walked up the glen. The climb felt steep and we popped out on top to some ...
by thand
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:19 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Mayer & Dreish
Replies: 0
Views: 32

MCD

Will was back over from Canada and keen to get some hills in before heading back to Canada the next day. After watching the forecast changing hourly we settled on MCD frou Coulags. Marc (WIll's replacement from Canada) picked my up in Echt about 5.30. Weather was cold and cloudy but approaching Inve...
by thand
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: MCD
Replies: 0
Views: 72
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