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Re: Music while you walk

I like listening to songs or podcasts when I go jogging, but not on the hills. The mountains play their own music :D

When walking with another person (my husband in most cases) I feel it would be rude to plug my ears with headphones. Even if sometimes we walk for miles without saying anything.
by BlackPanther
Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:47 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Music while you walk
Replies: 56
Views: 895

Last of the winter wonderland

Originally we intended to climb Carn nam Bad on Saturday, but forecast was too cold and windy to our taste so we ended up with our Boris walk up Torr Breac, a local 360m hill. We had visited it many times during last spring lockdown, the top is a great viewpoint and we found some interesting ancient...
by BlackPanther
Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Last of the winter wonderland
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Just another windfarm story...

I always fancied Meall a'Chrathaich in winter conditions, but the recent big dump of snow makes walking so difficult that I didn't even dare suggesting it to Kevin; he himself came up with the shorter version of the Corrimony approach, a walk which we had done several times before. We hoped to visit...
by BlackPanther
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Just another windfarm story...
Replies: 1
Views: 201

Re: What CAN you do on a hill near CANnich?

Great pictures BP. That looked like a tough day though. Some great weather just now - good to see folk getting out on the hills ...... wish it was me :( All the best. Thanks :D We try to get out and every weekend, Kevin needs the hills badly after five days of mad work... The delivery sector has go...
by BlackPanther
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: What CAN you do on a hill near CANnich?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: What CAN you do on a hill near CANnich?

I did this one in the snow last January, though not as deep snow as you had. I still managed to end up waist deep at one point, don't know if there were snow filled hags in the dip between the summit and the adjoining top? (Not using GRS and not getting my map out I just tried to head for what look...
by BlackPanther
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:01 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: What CAN you do on a hill near CANnich?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Beautiful snowy escape

Lovely :D A handy little mountain for a shorter day. Hopefully your long Covid will pack up and go away for good very soon! We considered this route last Sunday but decided it would be too much deep snow now, went to Corrimony instead and walked to the bothy. We were lucky someone had driven to the ...
by BlackPanther
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:50 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beautiful snowy escape
Replies: 7
Views: 493

What CAN you do on a hill near CANnich?

...early in the morning? Well, you can practice snow-swimming, that's for sure! :lol: :lol: The start of the easiest route up Carn Gorm is only about 20 miles from Beauly so we decided it was close enough and we gave ourselves an absolution to re-visit this Graham. We were curious about the amount o...
by BlackPanther
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: What CAN you do on a hill near CANnich?
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Carn na Coinnich: Italian meringue

The Fannichs on the horizon from the final climb to the summit: $matches[2] We used the standard route to reach the top and had a short break by the trig point: $matches[2] If weather smiles, Strathfarrar Munros can be seen from the summit, they are located just across Glen Orrin to the south: $matc...
by BlackPanther
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn na Coinnich: Italian meringue
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Carn na Coinnich: Italian meringue

We always considered Carn na Coinnich to be our "training ground" since it's located only 12 miles away from Beauly. In the current climate, technically we are allowed to travel within our county borders (the Highlands in our case) but we decided to stay as close to home as possible. The a...
by BlackPanther
Fri Jan 29, 2021 4:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn na Coinnich: Italian meringue
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Meall Dubh... almost

Good Lord, that sounds horrific! I had a few incidents with wet feet myself, but not usually in winter. Once, I fell into a stream when descending from An Socach (the Glen Affric one) and had to walk all the way back along Loch Affric in wet boots, but it was in late March so considerably warmer! Ou...
by BlackPanther
Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Dubh... almost
Replies: 2
Views: 307

The day the hills stood still

We had climbed Cnap Cruinn for the first time in autumn 2017 , on a wet, cloudy day. My only memory from that walk is the squelchy sound of walking up/down waterlogged slopes. No views at all from higher ground. The only highlight of the route from Inverlair was discovering the old tramway paraphern...
by BlackPanther
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The day the hills stood still
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Meall Dubh... almost

We first climbed Meall Dubh (or Beinn Bhreac as older maps call it) in February 2017 and honestly, we never expected to go back to this Graham, but with my leg injury restricting the difficulty of our walks, we had little choice. Meall Dubh is a gentle little mountain, mostly overlooked by walkers, ...
by BlackPanther
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall Dubh... almost
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Deer in the snow

Photographed on the 3rd of January near Inverlael:
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by BlackPanther
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:11 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Deer in the snow
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Re: Dog refused the bridge but BBC liked the next one

Oh lovely :D Shame we can't re-walk Dava Way in current climate... I remember we cycled this stretch once, I'm not a good cyclist (especially on bumpy tracks) but really enjoyed biking this route. There is an old ruin nearby, called Blervie Castle, it can be seen from the path just south of Dallas D...
by BlackPanther
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Dog refused the bridge but BBC liked the next one
Replies: 14
Views: 732

Re: Attempt at Maol Chean-Dearg

You're not the only one to abandon the hill due to heavy snow on the in recent days. We had to turn back from an easy Graham (Meall Dubh near Loch Broom) about 200m before the summit cairn. The white stuff was over knee-deep and it by the time we reached the summit plateau, we were exhausted, even t...
by BlackPanther
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Attempt at Maol Chean-Dearg
Replies: 6
Views: 658
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