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Re: Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond

Some fair and agreeable points Baz , but the last thing i want to see are large areas cleared for new car parks Glen Brittle and the Fairy Pools is a prime example I'm confident the post covid craze of hill walking will fizzle out with many , leaving the hills to the die hards once more Same with th...
by MountainTrail
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond
Replies: 44
Views: 2314

Re: Road to Stob Ban

Compared to some of the main roads in Central Scotland right now , the track to Stob Ban is pristene and a doddle lol
by MountainTrail
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Road to Stob Ban
Replies: 12
Views: 552

Re: Swamp Thing on Schiehallion!

Excellent report and pics and the state of the dog lol
I was in Glen Affric on Friday and the car park paying machines are also out of use , think it's to do with Covid
by MountainTrail
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Swamp Thing on Schiehallion!
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond

Two hours! If only, that's a mere bagatelle. Minimum time to reach The Highlands for me is 8 to 10 hours. I can recall from when I lived in Hampshire driving overnight to Torridon at New Year, 12 hours, arriving at dawn, then climbing Beinn Eighe in full winter conditions after a short kip in the c...
by MountainTrail
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond
Replies: 44
Views: 2314

Re: Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond

On the plus side , normal service will resume next year once all the newbies and bored Covid punters change their attentions to some other pursuit

And , for me , the drive to the hills is all part of the experience , mountain head on , decent music playing and chill chill chill
by MountainTrail
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:48 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Seventy (!!) parking fines issued at Loch Lomond
Replies: 44
Views: 2314

Re: Arnisdale to Barrisdale

Keefers wrote:Looking at options for my next trip to Knoydart. I know that in the past there has been a boat service from Arnisdale to Barrisdale.

Does anyone know if it is still running and if so have a contact
Lisa



Will watch this thread with interest , the boat from Arnisdale sounds like a great shout
by MountainTrail
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arnisdale to Barrisdale
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Drones

Every time I hear or see a drone , I just want to shoot it down
Other people’s movements and actions recorded by a randomer
Must be a law against his kind of stuff ?
by MountainTrail
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Drones
Replies: 82
Views: 13851

Tak it hame campaign

Well intentioned campaign. , but in these COVID 19 times , why would anyone think that randomly lifting other people’s rubbish strewn across the hills is a great idea ?
by MountainTrail
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tak it hame campaign
Replies: 6
Views: 816

Re: Loch Earn parking

Midweek should be ok
Weekend will be hoaching
by MountainTrail
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Loch Earn parking
Replies: 3
Views: 357

Re: First taste of Glen Affric, with Fries & Flies! Alltbeit

Absolutely fantastic report Jim, photos and descriptions top drawer
Feeling totally inspired for my trip to those 3 in a fortnights time

Great post cheers
by MountainTrail
Sun Jul 19, 2020 11:50 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: First taste of Glen Affric, with Fries & Flies! Alltbeithe.
Replies: 11
Views: 1457

Re: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.

Thinking of Glen Dessary this weekend , does anyone foresee any parking or access issues at the road end ? I don't fancy that lochside road journey to be in vain :lol: The parking can actually be extremely busy there but I would imagine it'll be quieter than usual without bothies being open. Email ...
by MountainTrail
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:25 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.
Replies: 22
Views: 2236

Re: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.

Thinking of Glen Dessary this weekend , does anyone foresee any parking or access issues at the road end ?
I don't fancy that lochside road journey to be in vain :lol:
by MountainTrail
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:36 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: National Park and Forestry car parks fiasco.
Replies: 22
Views: 2236

Re: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circui

Excellent replies everyone and exactly what I was looking for . Currently doing my homework and research on the different routes and approaches as suggested in the replies . Thanks to all :)
by MountainTrail
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circuit
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circuit

Hi folks,
Thinking of these 3 in an anti clockwise route . Any technical difficulties with route finding or scrambling on this route ? Any tips or hints greatly appreciated. Cheers :)
by MountainTrail
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sgurr nan Eag, Sgurr Dubh Mor, and Sgurr Alasdair Circuit
Replies: 18
Views: 1849

First time bivvy , any tips please ?

Hi,
finally ditching the tent and planning an overnight bivvy up in Fisherfield this weekend .
Have got the gear , but moving out the comfort zone from being under the canvas .
Any tips or hints about ensuring things run smooth?
Cheers :D
by MountainTrail
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:15 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: First time bivvy , any tips please ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1598
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