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Re: Ground conditions thread(s)?

With all the information and pictures on the web and social media it almost makes going out and doing it redundant. What happened with just having a route marked out on a map and using ones skill and judgement to deal with whatever conditions and situations one encounters on the journey? Having no f...
by Skyelines
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ground conditions thread(s)?
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: 5-6 days hike around Loch Monar in May 2022

Just a comment on the road sections, Glens Cannich and Strathfarrar have quite pleasant scenery.
An alternative road walk in Strathglass between Cannich and Struy can be had by taking the minor road on the other side of the river instead of the A831 - less traffic.
by Skyelines
Fri Jan 14, 2022 4:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5-6 days hike around Loch Monar in May 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 382

Re: Gents walking trousers. Long leg

Generally most manufacturers use the same length range Short 29"(30") Regular 31" and Long 33"

You could have a look at https://hilltrek.co.uk/clothing/trousers/, not cheap, but can do length up to 35" at £20 extra on the usual cost.
by Skyelines
Sun Jan 02, 2022 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Gents walking trousers. Long leg
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: WHW - Drymen - Balamaha -section closed

Also from the above reference at Forest Research. "Preventing and minimising spread The public Visitors to woods, forests, parks and public gardens can help to minimise the spread of ramorum disease and other plant diseases. They can do this by brushing soil, mud and leaf debris off their footw...
by Skyelines
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WHW - Drymen - Balamaha -section closed
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: WHW - Drymen - Balamaha -section closed

Bit strange this. It’s spread via wind blown rain & it doesn’t seem to be affected by footfall./ This is an extract from Forest Resarch https://www.forestresearch.gov.uk/tools-and-resources/fthr/pest-and-disease-resources/ramorum-disease-phytophthora-ramorum/ "Spread P. ramorum spores can ...
by Skyelines
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:35 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WHW - Drymen - Balamaha -section closed
Replies: 3
Views: 666

Re: Building new cairns, memorials etc

Most, if not all, people would not go into their neighbours garden and build a cairn or memorial. I am at a loss to understand why some seem quite happy to go onto someone elses land in the hills and build or change something without any thought for the owner or the other people who have a right to ...
by Skyelines
Thu Dec 16, 2021 2:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Building new cairns, memorials etc
Replies: 25
Views: 1652

Re: More bird ID help!

No 2 possibly Hen Harrier
by Skyelines
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:36 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: More bird ID help!
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: More bird ID help!

No 3 looks like a merlin
by Skyelines
Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:30 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: More bird ID help!
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!

Sgurr. Thanks for your comments. You are quite correct on the Falls of Glomach not being UK's highest. I took it from the guide book which states "the largest drop of any waterfall in the UK". I'm not sure if 'drop' is different from 'highest' but I will amend my report to call it the thi...
by Skyelines
Wed Dec 08, 2021 1:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Cape Wrath Trail: Stage one at 71!
Replies: 18
Views: 7495

Re: Little egrets in August

I saw one on Skye in October.
by Skyelines
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Little egrets in August
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Skye Trail Recommendations?

Skye weather at the end of March is as noted elsewhere variable from year to year. It is possible to get the extremes of March low temperatures and/or the highs more likely in April. As most of the Skye trail is relatively low level it is less likely to get day time freezing temps on those parts tho...
by Skyelines
Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:38 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skye Trail Recommendations?
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Re: Smidge

Often I wonder what the old Highlanders did to keep the midges ,ticks and clegs at bay I often wonder what anyone who lives in western Scotland does to keep the midges at bay. It must be great having a place on the coast or next to a loch with great views but are you able to sit out between June an...
by Skyelines
Tue Nov 30, 2021 4:05 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Smidge
Replies: 15
Views: 1800

Re: Help from a Gaelic speaker please

It's a shame that sometimes adopting a word and a spelling based on the phonetic sound of the English version doesn't really do justice to the Gaelic language. A ski is a plank of wood for sliding down a hill so if it was down to me to make up a Gaelic word for a ski I would go for something like &q...
by Skyelines
Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:22 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help from a Gaelic speaker please
Replies: 13
Views: 1172

Re: Erosion

The Scottish Highlands managed to sustain thousands of settlements for centuries with no issues. Not sure about that. Deforestation has been pretty steady since the Neolithic. Which ramped up significantly during the industrial revolution, to the point where there is very little original natural fo...
by Skyelines
Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Erosion
Replies: 18
Views: 1319

Re: Help save the wild cat

I had a look at Wildcat Haven's website and it appears that it may be a charity and has a button to donate to its work. However on checking the Scottish charity regulator and the Charity Commission it is not a registered charity.
Checking on Companies house it turns out it is a private company.
by Skyelines
Tue Nov 02, 2021 5:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help save the wild cat
Replies: 4
Views: 423
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