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Re: Boots - Am I hoping for too much?

I use Altberg Tethera and love them but the soles might be a bit stiff for you, they do have another type the Fremington that is supposed to have a more flexible sole so could be worth looking at those? They come in various widths and have half-sizes so it is much easier to get a good fit too.
by KatTai
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:50 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Boots - Am I hoping for too much?
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: 2021

I think it would be nice to get Zena up to 50 Munros, she's at 23 at the moment. Moss reached 51 Munros last year but looks like is now having to retire from the hills so my biggest challenge will probably be having to head for the hills without her :cry: I'm also tentatively planning a trip to Coll...
by KatTai
Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1171

Balmoral Cairns

I was glad I printed out the map and route description for this one, I think I'd have ended up missing some of the cairns without it especially the first one which was along a steep, narrow, slippery path. The others were all much easier to reach. The route was muddy for the majority of the walk, bu...
by KatTai
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Balmoral Cairns
Replies: 0
Views: 142

The Buck and Tap o'Noth

Following a spell of lots of rain...was The Buck such a good idea given it has a bog factor of 4 and all reports talk about how boggy it was? That's where we went anyway! To be honest, it wasn't as bad as I expected given the recent weather. Yes, it was very boggy and the track remained wet until ap...
by KatTai
Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Buck and Tap o'Noth
Replies: 0
Views: 141

Re: St Arnold's Seat, Glenogil

We were up above you yesterday on the Hill of Glansie. Cracking day for it indeed! Another couple of good wee loops in that area is to park at the Glenogil road end and walk up past the reservoir and up onto Auld Darkney across to Naked Tam and back down through the woods to the reservoir again. Or...
by KatTai
Sun Dec 06, 2020 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: St Arnold's Seat, Glenogil
Replies: 2
Views: 196

St Arnold's Seat, Glenogil

our_route.gpx On another website looking for some more local walk options given Angus is in Tier 3, I found a route heading up to St Arnold's Seat in Glenogil. This hill stands out with a very visible cairn on the top but not the easiest to find anywhere to park near to go up it so I decided to giv...
by KatTai
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:28 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: St Arnold's Seat, Glenogil
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Craig Soales, Glen Esk

The collies are so good at posing for photos. :clap: Fond memories of Glen Esk as that's where we got Keira at 8 weeks and these hills were the view from her kennel. 8) Yes they are very professional when it comes to their posing :lol: Zena is an Angus-born dog too, not quite Glen Esk but not far f...
by KatTai
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Craig Soales, Glen Esk
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Craig Soales, Glen Esk

our_route.gpx Explored a bit of Glen Esk today. Usually I'd head up to Loch Lee, but for a change picked out a route on the map at Tarfside heading up into the glen to the summit of Craig Soales. Parked in the car park at Tarfside and set off following the Fungle Road with the monument on the top o...
by KatTai
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Craig Soales, Glen Esk
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: Bird of prey, Ben Venue

Yup buzzard :)
by KatTai
Fri Nov 13, 2020 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Bird of prey, Ben Venue
Replies: 5
Views: 496

Re: Walking dog harness

I have been wondering if the Ruffwear harness gives a layer of weather protection as well. The photos on the website suggest it does but is value input from those with experience. They have brought out a new coat-harness hybrid if you were wanting weather protection as well, though that doesn't hav...
by KatTai
Tue Nov 03, 2020 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walking dog harness
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Re: Walking dog harness

If you can try and get to a shop that stocks several brands including Hurrta and Ruffwear and have them tried on, see which fits best and is most comfortable for your dog. It's like us buying shoes, if they don't fit comfortably then no matter how good the brand it just won't work and no one wants t...
by KatTai
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:24 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Walking dog harness
Replies: 13
Views: 627

Tom's cairn, some standing stones and a long cairn!

our_route.gpx Headed up to Finzean to take a walk up to Tom's Cairn and check out a long cairn marked on the map. It is somewhere I have passed countless times on the way to other walks, but never somewhere I stopped to explore but now we are looking at easier routes this looked like somewhere wort...
by KatTai
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Tom's cairn, some standing stones and a long cairn!
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Re: To Derry Lodge and back

gammy leg walker wrote:There is plans to turn Derry Lodge into a Youth Hostel.


That would be good, it's a nice looking building :D
by KatTai
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: To Derry Lodge and back
Replies: 2
Views: 213

To Derry Lodge and back

11.JPG Very simple walk, follow the path to the very good main track all the way to the lodge, and then walk back again :lol: A relatively busy route but has the bonus of being sheep-free, and the number of people meant coming across deer close to the track was unlikely so the dogs could be free. T...
by KatTai
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: To Derry Lodge and back
Replies: 2
Views: 213

Re: Autumnwatch - the horror returns...

Haven't watched it since Bill Oddie left!
by KatTai
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:20 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Autumnwatch - the horror returns...
Replies: 28
Views: 2478
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