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Pikethaw Hill and Wisp Hill from the west

$matches[2] The main big route for most folk when doing these hills is to include Ellson Fell to the east of the Ewes Valley. But this is a long, tough day's walking, so I chose to omit Ellson Fell for my own walk. Most routes start to the east of these hills, and a circuit means a walk dodging tra...
by Robertgee
Thu Jun 03, 2021 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Pikethaw Hill and Wisp Hill from the west
Replies: 0
Views: 151

Re: Lockdown task complete - well almost

Congratulations on completing your task...well done to you. It must have been an enormous task just planning everything, how did you find the time? I never realised that Fife had so many hills! :clap:
by Robertgee
Mon Mar 29, 2021 11:12 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lockdown task complete - well almost
Replies: 2
Views: 387

Re: Banton Loch

I did this a few years ago. Once the path ends I headed to join the track marked on the os map. Takes you away from the loch, but easy enough to follow to Banton, though a bit over grown and a tricky gate with barbed wire to get through. A pint in the pub, and back along the south shore path. :D
by Robertgee
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:06 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Banton Loch
Replies: 1
Views: 522

Re: What hills are these?

Seriously, peakfinder app, brilliant. I'll second that. I only just got peakfinder during the first lockdown, and it's been brilliant for identifying all the distant peaks (and close by ones too), along my walks. It's also great for showing you what the view could have looked like, if you hadn't co...
by Robertgee
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What hills are these?
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Re: Invervar Circuit (4 munros)

Did this route in my early hill walking days. It was a good weather day for an anti clockwise walk. I accidentally missed Creag Mhor :( But as said I was still learning hill navigation, and Creag Mhor wasn't marked all that clearly on the map. I returned just a couple of years ago to finally bag it....
by Robertgee
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:06 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Invervar Circuit (4 munros)
Replies: 19
Views: 11277

Re: Farmland views and forest paths

Quite a good walk, I remember doing this a couple of years ago...never saw the pigs though. :(
by Robertgee
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Farmland views and forest paths
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Castle Hill, Abington

$matches[2] As the weather was to be good, I decided to get out to try to get a bit of exercise during this never ending lockdown. I headed to some hills that are very local to me, but I've never ventured to before...the hills of southern Lanarkshire. :clap: I'd come up with a nice five mile circui...
by Robertgee
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Castle Hill, Abington
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Long distance walks under new lockdown guidelines

Category: Non-Contact solo/small group outdoor activity. Non-contact outdoor activity is known to be low-risk, there is no reason to not allow outdoor activity - walking, fishing, golf, running, cycling etc - to go ahead. As it is, allowing more freedom for these activities is at the back of the qu...
by Robertgee
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:24 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Long distance walks under new lockdown guidelines
Replies: 65
Views: 5222

Re: Kintyre Way in May

One other factor to consider at that time of year - particularly as I would be camping - is the dreaded Highland midge. Would I be correct in asuming that they will be worse in the vicinity of the Rob Roy Way than the Kintyre Way? I've generally found that anytime up to and including May are usuall...
by Robertgee
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:18 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kintyre Way in May
Replies: 21
Views: 1889

Re: Long distance walks under new lockdown guidelines

Let's face it, these travel restrictions are getting beyond a joke now. Lone travel for lone exercise hill walking or long distance walks like bjornsether wishes to do, are 100% safe. So long as we avoid crowded places, go on our own (or with others from same household), and don't meet with others w...
by Robertgee
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:05 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Long distance walks under new lockdown guidelines
Replies: 65
Views: 5222

Re: ViewRanger/OutdoorActive Merging

I would caution against using apps that have a very low fixed cost and then let you download all OS maps for unlimited use offline. These are the types of apps that might only cost you a few quid, but most are pocketing that without paying their mapping licence fees, and then letting you illegally ...
by Robertgee
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:44 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ViewRanger/OutdoorActive Merging
Replies: 18
Views: 3682

Re: ViewRanger/OutdoorActive Merging

I use maverick from code sector, an app for android, download from play store. There's a free version and a pro version, cost me £4.40 in 2014. I don't think the free versions much good now, was pretty good back in 2014, I used it for many years with no problems. Pro version still works well for me ...
by Robertgee
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:31 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ViewRanger/OutdoorActive Merging
Replies: 18
Views: 3682

Re: Your coldest day?

I went up Turner Cleuch Law in the Borders in December last year. It wasn't actually all that cold, just a few degrees below zero & a nice frost on the ground. Despite this some of the ground vegetation was wet, which soaked the bottom of my trousers at the ankles. I never noticed until halfway ...
by Robertgee
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:14 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your coldest day?
Replies: 38
Views: 3563

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

We should have come down hard when cases were reported in January. Sometimes it is necessary to make sacrifices now to avoid a worse fate in the future. Boris dithered about for two months allowing the virus to take hold, we are all paying the price for that now. Agreed. Only essential travel for w...
by Robertgee
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
Views: 12672

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Just a pity that travel restrictions weren't introduced back in March. All non essential international travel should have been banned. Much better to have restricted the virus getting into the country in the first place. Travel restrictions within the country are pretty pointless now, as the virus i...
by Robertgee
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
Views: 12672
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