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Re: Pic de Comapedrosa: Andorra's highest mountain

I'm hoping to get to Andorra for some walking later this year, I'll be re-reading your report for useful tips before I go, cheers :D
by gld73
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:33 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Pic de Comapedrosa: Andorra's highest mountain
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: A Dream Coming True

I used to live in Whitehaven so know the area pretty well. Unfortunately the big Albright & Wilson chemical plant shut down a few years ago, and Sellafield isn't the bottomless supply of jobs it once was (though still the biggest employer by far). Asides from Westlakes as others have mentioned, ...
by gld73
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:34 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A Dream Coming True
Replies: 11
Views: 573

Re: Chasing the Weather to Moray

Useful report thanks - Moray is often the area with the only decent weather forecast up here, so I'll be hitting its sub2ks on the days when it's too wet and/or windy everywhere else!
by gld73
Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Chasing the Weather to Moray
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Munro Legacy Exhibition

Thank you, will check it out.
by gld73
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:05 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munro Legacy Exhibition
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: Benidorm area hikes - Part 1 (Puig Campana, Penyal d'Ifa

Thanks all. I didn't get to Sierra Bernia, but having now seen it, would love to go back to do that and some others. I'm not a climber, just a walker and very basic scrambler, but some of the places did look like fantastic climbing routes for those more skilled than me! Definitely an excellent winte...
by gld73
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Benidorm area hikes - Part 1 (Puig Campana, Penyal d'Ifac)
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Benidorm Hikes - Part 2 (Sierra Helada, S.Cortina & Ponoig)

Puig Campana and Penyal D'Ifac were covered in the first part, but I managed to do good walks on every day, so here are the walks from the rest of the week in case anyone is looking for ideas for somewhere to get away from the Scottish weather! All day walks done from Benidorm, either walking from t...
by gld73
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Benidorm Hikes - Part 2 (Sierra Helada, S.Cortina & Ponoig)
Replies: 0
Views: 97

Re: Benidorm area hikes - Part 1 (Puig Campana, Penyal d'Ifa

If you do go back, something I forgot to mention in the report is "TAKE GLOVES" ! Going up the Vertical Km route (and on some of the other walks I did), there was a lot of hands on rough rock or sharp vegetation, and my hands were saved from quite a rough time by wearing gloves on some sec...
by gld73
Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:07 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Benidorm area hikes - Part 1 (Puig Campana, Penyal d'Ifac)
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Benidorm area hikes - Part 1 (Puig Campana, Penyal d'Ifac)

My foreign holidays tend to be fairly nomadic affairs usually, travelling with a backpack around a country or region, staying in hostels or low end hotels as I'm just there to sleep and out all day. Benidorm was, until a few days ago, my idea of holiday hell going on it's reputation .... but the wea...
by gld73
Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Benidorm area hikes - Part 1 (Puig Campana, Penyal d'Ifac)
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: Annapurna circuit Trek Nepal

Great report, brought back a few memories! I did a trek in Annapurna, but only the start and end were on the Annapurna circuit route - myself and 2 Australians I met in Kathmandhu did a new trek route which a company was wanting to trial going via various community-owned tea houses in remote areas. ...
by gld73
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Annapurna circuit Trek Nepal
Replies: 14
Views: 800

Creag Ruadh (Dalwhinnie graham) from A9 layby 94

Another drive from Inverness to Edinburgh, this time to fly out on holiday tomorrow. I've done the Drumochter munros and corbetts, but didn't think to do the graham Creag Ruadh when I'd done Meall Chuaich, so decided to do it today. A lot of the munros had their tops in clouds, but anything lower se...
by gld73
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:30 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creag Ruadh (Dalwhinnie graham) from A9 layby 94
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Re: Loch Ness 360 in 4 days

The new Inverness justice centre is opening in April or so, meaning tourists and walkers going up to the castle will no longer be mixing with G4S vans and their occupants heading for their court appearances 😁
by gld73
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Loch Ness 360 in 4 days
Replies: 3
Views: 4541

Carn Gorm, graham near Cannich

Wanted to be home fairly early to have plenty time for packing to go on holiday tomorrow, so after looking at a few walk reports for possibilities, decided on Carn Gorm as a good local hill for winter conditions after seeing BlackPanther's 2018 report. Parked in the layby at Cannich just past the br...
by gld73
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn Gorm, graham near Cannich
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Re: How to catch a man on Grahams :)

Not much point in me writing a walk report for my walk up Carn Gorm today, it was so similar to yours! Pretty much the same route (up the track from Cannich rather than the Craskie route, then leaving it at some random point to head more directly to one of the 'false' summits on the way to the real ...
by gld73
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: How to catch a man on Grahams :)
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: Last hill of the decade

Looks like you had a better end to the year than me Coop (not hard, I was working Hogmanay night shift. No peat hags on it though!).
Hope to catch up with you somewhere in 2020!
by gld73
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:54 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Last hill of the decade
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Meall na h-Eilrig from Drumnadrochit

I'm rubbish at getting up early on my days off, so on short winter days, hills with a short drive from Inverness appeal more than a pre-dawn start to drive for 2hrs. Some heavy sleet/hail showers in the area in the morning meant I wasn't desperate to head out early anyway, so when those had cleared,...
by gld73
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall na h-Eilrig from Drumnadrochit
Replies: 0
Views: 125
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