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Re: Second easiest Munro on Skye

I think Bruach na Frithe is possibly the best viewpoint of the Cuillin munros. Definitely recommended! I agree that the recommended route up Banadich is not as scenic. Mhadaidh and Greadhaih are straightforward, if a bit scrambly coming out of the An Dorus col. Greadaidh in particular has one commit...
by Veryhappybunny
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Second easiest Munro on Skye
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Beinn Bhuidhe by road bike?

Sounds good, thanks.
by Veryhappybunny
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:18 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Bhuidhe by road bike?
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Beinn Bhuidhe by road bike?

Hi Years ago I used a mountain bike for the first part of the route to Beinn Bhuidhe. It was great! A friend asks if they could use their road bike, but I can’t remember how rough the road was. From the walkhighlands description it looks like you would have at least 5 km on tarmac, before it turns t...
by Veryhappybunny
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Bhuidhe by road bike?
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Advice re Aonach Eagach

The BMC's DVD Hillwalking Essentials includes scrambling the AE https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2009/01/11/hill-walking-essentials-dvd-advice-to-help-you-on-the-hills - might be worth a look.
by Veryhappybunny
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:19 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice re Aonach Eagach
Replies: 29
Views: 1330

Re: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Loch Mullardoch

It might be worth asking the ferryman if you don't get an answer - my friends used the ferry to do the north mullardoch Munros and it sounded like he was helpful about dropping them off in a good place for a route up the hill. It sounds like he has helped people to do your route before, so may have ...
by Veryhappybunny
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:26 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn Fhionnlaidh from Loch Mullardoch
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Insect repellent socks

Many thanks all. Though I may have to train before I can manage Caberfeidh's trousers.

By the way, the idea of socks being insect repellent was to help if you tuck your trousers into them, to reduce the risk of Lyme disease.
by Veryhappybunny
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Insect repellent socks
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Insect repellent socks

Hi
Do you have any recommendations for insect repellent walking socks to ward off ticks?
by Veryhappybunny
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Insect repellent socks
Replies: 16
Views: 762

Re: waterproof overtrousers for a tall husband

I have not used them but see that Cioch on Skye will make clothing to measure - https://www.cioch-direct.co.uk/introduction/welcome.html
by Veryhappybunny
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:07 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: waterproof overtrousers for a tall husband
Replies: 9
Views: 375

Re: Belts.

You would need to spend a few quid to buy one from McRostie https://www.mcrostie.co.uk/product-category/belts/mens-belts/ but their belts are gorgeous. They will also make belts individually to fit if you need a non standard option. My DH was so taken with mine that he bought one of their ready made...
by Veryhappybunny
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:05 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Belts.
Replies: 9
Views: 569

Re: Favourite/ least favourite mountain

Bruach na Frithe stands out - my first ever Cuillin, done on a clearJune day. I’ll never forget the view when you get to the ridge and the whole arc of the Cuillins is visible. Going up Quinag on a crisp, snowy winter day was also wonderful. But my most climbed hill is wee Sale Fell in the Lake Dist...
by Veryhappybunny
Mon May 13, 2019 9:35 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Favourite/ least favourite mountain
Replies: 40
Views: 2562

Re: The Little Things

When you are on a walk you’ve not done before, plodding endlessly upwards, with no view, and suddenly you reach the skyline and a super, panoramic view appears.

A flask of nice hot mint tea and a chunky cheese and pickle sandwich at the cairn can also hit the spot.

Meeting nice friendly dogs.
by Veryhappybunny
Mon May 13, 2019 9:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Little Things
Replies: 76
Views: 11719

Re: Mont Blanc

Friends of mine have used Kathy Murphy several times and found her very good. She is based in Chamonix. Details at https://www.chamonix.net/english/generic/Kathy-Murphy-Mountain-Guide-Chamonix/32
by Veryhappybunny
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:18 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mont Blanc
Replies: 10
Views: 824

Re: Decent grub between Glasgow and Oban

The Real Food Cafe at Tyndrum does brilliant food, and is open into the evening.

I have made a 20mile detour to eat there after a hill outing.

Menus are on the website. The staff are lovely, too.
by Veryhappybunny
Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:16 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Decent grub between Glasgow and Oban
Replies: 20
Views: 1399

Re: Walking/ Outdoor movies

Looking forward to catching up with some of these i’ve not heard off.

Not a movie, but I enjoyed rewatching back episodes of Muriel Gray’s Munro Show on YouTube.
by Veryhappybunny
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Walking/ Outdoor movies
Replies: 49
Views: 3197

Re: Plans for 2019

It would be lovely to get down to under 100 Corbetts to go and would also be nice to visit some new lakeland fells. As I said last year, it would be nice to arrange a camping trip with the DH - I didn't manage to persuade him this year, but will continue to chip away :) If we get another warm spell ...
by Veryhappybunny
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plans for 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 2353
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