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Re: GlenBeg Bothy

As far as I know it's still basically watertght and useable. But as you say, no longer being maintained.

I;ve not seen any recent reports though.
by Essan
Mon May 16, 2022 5:36 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: GlenBeg Bothy
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Glen Dessary Munros - Forestry Track?

Yes, you can get along the southern forestry track by bike to the bridge - it can be quite a boggy slog up through the trees to pick up the old military path from the bridge though.. Lots of fairy toadstools in autumn!
by Essan
Mon May 16, 2022 5:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Dessary Munros - Forestry Track?
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Packable camp / bothy shoes

Skyelines wrote:How about something like aqua shoes.


That's what I use - as comfy as slippers! And, of course, also useful for river crossings too.
by Essan
Mon May 16, 2022 10:53 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Packable camp / bothy shoes
Replies: 12
Views: 387

Re: Remote hiking issue

How on Earth did people manage to climb hills before they had mobile phones? :roll:
by Essan
Sat Apr 16, 2022 10:54 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Remote hiking issue
Replies: 32
Views: 2492

Re: things that have lasted

I still have (and occasionally use) my Silva 3NL compass bought in the early 1980s.

My ice axe (even less often used these days) also dates to the 80s

But most of my kit got replaced a few years back
by Essan
Fri Apr 15, 2022 9:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: things that have lasted
Replies: 33
Views: 2824

Re: Hill name misinformation.

Ross is both correct and incorrect Yes, Iutharn probably derives from the Gaelic fhiubharainn However, as with Nevis, Macdui, Slioch, Lawers and many other hills, we know it today by an anglicisation of its Gaelic name (and, in the cases of Alder and Lomond, anglicisations of pre -Gaelic names). Tha...
by Essan
Wed Mar 23, 2022 8:56 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Hill name misinformation.
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: Argyll and Bute Discouraging Wild CAmping

I don't see any reference to wild camping (as per access legislation) in the notice?

If the campsite is still closed on Jura, then it makes sense to so say.

And roadside camping - for which there is no legal right anyway - should be discouraged at all times!
by Essan
Sat Mar 19, 2022 12:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Argyll and Bute Discouraging Wild CAmping
Replies: 14
Views: 1276

Re: Planning a long distance walk in Scotland (Cairngorms)

Scotways are currently in the process of getting all rights of way in Scotland checked out by their members prior to publicaton of a new issue of Scotttish Hill Tracks Known amendments to the previous issue are listed here: https://www.scotways.com/scottish-hill-tracks-updates (although not sure qui...
by Essan
Mon Feb 14, 2022 9:50 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Planning a long distance walk in Scotland (Cairngorms)
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Where is this photo taken? Wich mountains do you see?

Yes, definitely looking down on Camasunary
by Essan
Sat Jan 22, 2022 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Photo threads, comps and quizzes
Topic: Where is this photo taken? Wich mountains do you see?
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Taking a child up Ben Nevis in the autumn. Consideration

All depends on the weather condition on the day. You could need axe and crampons. It could be no worse than in July. You could experience snow and gale force winds. You could find it dry, calm, sunny and even quite warm. So my advice is simple: make a decison on the day. Don't go up "because yo...
by Essan
Tue Oct 19, 2021 6:10 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Taking a child up Ben Nevis in the autumn. Considerations?
Replies: 7
Views: 1069

Re: The Lows and Lows of the Heights of Kinlochewe

I walked up there on the CWT 2 years ago and even then was more or less oblivious to anything. I was actually shocked and upset when I saw this discussion appear today as I assumed it was a new development currently taking place! Done right, these run of stream hydro schemes can quickly "disapp...
by Essan
Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:19 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Lows and Lows of the Heights of Kinlochewe
Replies: 22
Views: 7734

Re: Barrisdale bothy

Last I heard (couple of weeks or so ago) is that the main room and toilet are open but the bunk rooms are still locked - ie it provides emergency/day shelter only (and toilet facilities for campers) but is not intended for overnight accomodation. (btw, can't say I even noticed the sound of the gener...
by Essan
Mon Aug 30, 2021 10:46 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Barrisdale bothy
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: To Loch Pattack and beyond.

Thanks for the pic of the bothy remains - had many great nights at Blackburn in the old days! Not been back there since the fire.
by Essan
Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:54 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: To Loch Pattack and beyond.
Replies: 1
Views: 306

Re: Cowal way southbound which train station to start from?

You have 2 options: get the Citylink coach to Inveruglas, or the train to Arrochar and start the walk there. You do not want to walk the A82 unless it's at least 12 weeks after a complete thermonuclear war has destroyed every car on the planet :P
by Essan
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:44 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Cowal way southbound which train station to start from?
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Glen dessarry

I'd have thought it better to use the track on the north side of the glen, up to Upper Glendessary (and leave your bike there). It deteriorates rapidly after then and I'd not advise it for cycling on thereafter. The south track is longer, ends in forestry (by the aforementioned bridge) and doesn't r...
by Essan
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:04 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen dessarry
Replies: 7
Views: 893
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