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Re: Heavywhally

Heavy is a good guy and his blog is always well worth a read

Former RAF mountain rescue
by Essan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:56 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Heavywhally
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Government plans to criminalise trespass

Of course, this won't change the law in Scotland where "Under the Trespass (Scotland) Act 1865, it is an offence to occupy private land without the permission of the landowner" ;)
by Essan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:16 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Government plans to criminalise trespass
Replies: 30
Views: 642

Re: Government plans to criminalise trespass

davekeiller wrote:Actually bother to read the consultation document.
It's clearly about people setting up encampments for a prolonged period of time and won't criminalise hikers or wild campers.


Don't let facts get in the way of indignant tabloid outrage :P
by Essan
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:02 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Government plans to criminalise trespass
Replies: 30
Views: 642

Re: CWT: Excitement, Adventure and Really Wild Things - Part

I got the impression later that the main concern was upsetting the ferryman by keeping him waiting! Although when we got there he was as friendly and welcoming as everyone else. I did assume that so long as we were visible from the road, the mini bus would stop for us. But if for some reason they co...
by Essan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: CWT: Excitement, Adventure and Really Wild Things - Part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Midge Season

It may get some midges, but they shouldn't be too bad. Not enough to spoil the walk.
by Essan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Midge Season
Replies: 8
Views: 511

Re: Webtogs December Trip Report Winners

btw just realised the email address on my account was out of date - have now updated it, so if you'd sent me an email (not sure how it works?) could you resend it please?
by Essan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:30 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Webtogs December Trip Report Winners
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Webtogs December Trip Report Winners

Wow, thanks! Wasn't expecting that :) Glad you enjoyed the account. I think Martyn has just about recovered now ..... And he had another check up just before Christmas: all clear! He's hoping for a quieter year with his family in 2020.
by Essan
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:26 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Webtogs December Trip Report Winners
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: The best way to get to Essan bothy?

How do you get across the water at Arieniskill at the start? The only way is to cross the railway bridge (not advised) - there's actually an old gate in the fence that would have once provided estate access to the hill, just over the bridge. On the MBA website it suggests coming in over the high gr...
by Essan
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:53 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The best way to get to Essan bothy?
Replies: 39
Views: 14045

Re: Knoydart in january

Thx for the replies. I will have a look at the maps once more. If the weather will be too bad I will change my plans and day some daywalks. If I am lucky with a dry spell it could work out. And if impassable I can just return to a chuil and my car. That's the thing - if the weather is bad, sit tigh...
by Essan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Knoydart in january
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Knoydart in january

Yes, Carnach bridge has been replaced. Finiskaig River and the Allt Gleann Unndalain can both be difficult, if not impassap: Allt Gleann Unndalain? Forgot about that! Although if following the CWT the crossings are negligible.as you cross at the bealach. IIRC. Probably wrong but hey ho. :wink: The ...
by Essan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:20 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Knoydart in january
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Tourist Tax?

Sounds positively Orwellian. Is there no escape from 'Big Brother'? If they're going to track people via their mobile phones I'll make sure mine's switched off. When wild camping there's rarely a signal anyway! But the headline is very misleading. The main point being: " Highland Council said ...
by Essan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tourist Tax?
Replies: 55
Views: 1724

Re: Knoydart in january

Yes, Carnach bridge has been replaced. Finiskaig River and the Allt Gleann Unndalain can both be difficult, if not impassable, when in spate, at the points the paths ford them. All bothies will be open, but you will find fuel scarce (and there is no fire or stove at Barrisdale). Also, no mobile phon...
by Essan
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Knoydart in january
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Excitement, Adventure and Really Wild Things - Part 2

I hope Martyn doesn't run out of projects. At the moment his plan for next year is a simple walk from his home in Worcester to Birmingham and back again. 62 miles in 24 hours .... Many people in his position would just give up. These walks give him a reason to keep on living, I hope he inspires oth...
by Essan
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: CWT: Excitement, Adventure and Really Wild Things - Part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Dalnashallag bothy

I suspect the chimney hasn't been swept in many, many years. Any non MBA maintained bothy should be used with caution.

Last time I was there was in mid summer and I only used the fireplace for burning rubbish
by Essan
Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Dalnashallag bothy
Replies: 4
Views: 478

CWT: Excitement, Adventure and Really Wild Things - Part 2

Walking the CWT with Martyn Wells, stage 4 cancer patient For part one of this report, see here (sorry it's taken so long to finish part 2!) our_route.gpx We had survived the worst that Knoydart could throw at us. But we were well behind schedule and in serious need of restocking. So we took advanta...
by Essan
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: CWT: Excitement, Adventure and Really Wild Things - Part 2
Replies: 5
Views: 878
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