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Meall Dubh from Inverlael

Last day off before the travel restrictions were to be eased a couple of days later, so last chance to enjoy the relatively empty roads of the Highlands. But also the first post-lockdown hairdresser appointment I'd managed to get! So got the much-needed haircut out of the way in the morning and hit ...
by gld73
Tue May 04, 2021 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Dubh from Inverlael
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Re: Dodging showers, but not the endless heathery bogs...

A nice reminder that I need to get back and do this local hill again thanks! It's a good day's exercise doing the full horseshoe route, I've certainly done easier munros. Definitely one for the gaiters though :lol:
by gld73
Mon May 03, 2021 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Dodging showers, but not the endless heathery bogs...
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Creag Rainich, a straightforward corbett with great views

Beautiful weather, though I didn't know what the snow would be like on the munros - I'd been in this area the previous week and the high hills were still pretty white, with snow melt causing burns and rivers to run high. I decided Creag Rainich was a good option as there were no "difficult in s...
by gld73
Mon May 03, 2021 6:35 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creag Rainich, a straightforward corbett with great views
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Beinn Loinne - every weather in 1 walk

I'd headed to Glen Shiel hopeful that I'd do the 3 western munros of the South Glen Shiel ridge; the weather forecast was a bit mixed, but hadn't seemed too bad. As I approached the Cluanie Inn around late morning though, the ridge wasn't looking at all appealing (from what I could even see of it th...
by gld73
Sun May 02, 2021 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Loinne - every weather in 1 walk
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Spey Bay to Buckie (and a bit further) - Moray Coast Trail

Another section of the Moray Coast Trail done as a return walk, though with a variation on the way back. I parked in the car park at the nature reserve at Spey Bay again, and this time headed east, followed the markers for the Moray Coast Trail/Speyside Way (as this section to Buckie is the same for...
by gld73
Sun May 02, 2021 5:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Spey Bay to Buckie (and a bit further) - Moray Coast Trail
Replies: 0
Views: 32

The benefits of bright clothing

There were at least 3 people who had accidents walking in the Highlands yesterday and had to be rescued by Search & Rescue helicopter (none of them were life threatening fortunately - fractures and dislocations. Not the 'flip flops up a mountain' brigade either, people dressed appropriately and ...
by gld73
Sun May 02, 2021 4:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The benefits of bright clothing
Replies: 40
Views: 1177

Re: Monadliath Munros-current snow conditions?

This was the west side of Carn Dearg on Monday this week (Loch Dubh in the corrie there). There might have been a bit of snow since then possibly (it was forecast as showers for the high mountains in the last day or two, but I don't know to what extent that materialised there).
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Looking over to Carn Dearg from Carn an Leth-choin
by gld73
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:12 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Monadliath Munros-current snow conditions?
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: Creag Ruadh (a quickie Kinloch Laggan graham)

It's not easy to link Creag Ruadh with anything else - but that just makes it a perfect hill for a day like this, the walk then devoid of 'I could've gone on'-style regrets :D Your walk report doing the hill from the other side was a more interesting route, I'd probably do something like that for v...
by gld73
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creag Ruadh (a quickie Kinloch Laggan graham)
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Renewables-powered walk up Meall a'Chrathaich from Bhlaraidh

I did Carn Mhic an Toisich about 3 years ago from Blaraidh, but it was a cold, wet, sleety cloudy day from what I remember, and not a day where I'd felt any desire to extend the walk to the nearby graham of Meall a'Chrathaich. Today couldn't have been more different - a nice sunny day with good visi...
by gld73
Thu Apr 29, 2021 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Renewables-powered walk up Meall a'Chrathaich from Bhlaraidh
Replies: 0
Views: 77

Càrn a' Chaochain and Plodda falls

Great as it'll be when lockdown and restrictions have eased and normality is restored, it has been nice being in the Highlands and enjoying being able to drive on quiet roads, pretty much free of motorhomes, campervans, caravans and hire cars :lol: Single track roads in tourist hotspots will be plac...
by gld73
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Càrn a' Chaochain and Plodda falls
Replies: 0
Views: 67

South Glenshiel Ridge 4 Eastern munros

Sitting having breakfast at home, I was still trying to decide where to go mid morning. Weather conditions were excellent everywhere, the only potential challenges would be snow remaining on very high ground, and river/burn crossings anywhere where snow melt was in full flow. It was very much a last...
by gld73
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: South Glenshiel Ridge 4 Eastern munros
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Creag Ruadh (a quickie Kinloch Laggan graham)

3 days of beautiful sunny weather on the 3 days I'd been working in Kingussie ....then Monday morning came, and so did the rain and clouds. Grrr! Still, it might not have been a day for munros, or maybe even corbetts, but there was a quickie graham nearby I still hadn't done and conditions were good...
by gld73
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Creag Ruadh (a quickie Kinloch Laggan graham)
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Crawling Out from the Dungeon

I did this hill yesterday, should have done your longer and more interesting route but I wimped out and took the shorter option from the north as the weather had turned rubbish!
by gld73
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:11 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Crawling Out from the Dungeon
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Spey Bay to Lossiemouth (and back) - Moray Coastal Trail

[Photos below] Although there is a diversion route from Lossiemouth heading east to take account of the closed bridge to East Beach, I decided to stick with the original route of the Moray Coast Trail between Lossiemouth and Spey Bay. As I was doing each leg as a there & back day walk, I headed ...
by gld73
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:59 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Spey Bay to Lossiemouth (and back) - Moray Coastal Trail
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Re: Parking for Meall na Leitreach

Yes, there's the parking just by the level crossing as described, and also an an area if you turn right just a short distance along the access road after coming off the A9 (the Dalnaspidal turn-off from the A9, same as for the level crossing parking), space for a few cars. I've parked there twice an...
by gld73
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Parking for Meall na Leitreach
Replies: 5
Views: 384
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