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Re: Misty Criffel

Thank you Sgurr. I walked pretty fast as weather was poor and I was worried about fading light. I've recently stopped using poles and my walking speed has improved!
by kleighton
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Misty Criffel
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Misty Criffel

Storm Brendan was taking hold but it did not seem too bad on the afternoon I had free after a visit to Dumfries in the morning. I set off from the carpark at the end of the Ardwall road. No other cars were parked and I saw nobody else on the hill. I put on full waterproofs and plenty of layers and h...
by kleighton
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:17 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Misty Criffel
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Allermuir and Black Hill Pentlands

Cold sunny day with some snow lying and possible high winds forecast, I decided to tackle some lower summits in the Pentlands. I parked at Castlelaw. I didn't see the carpark which isn't signposted, until I returned. It's on the left at the end of the public road just after taking the right hand for...
by kleighton
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Allermuir and Black Hill Pentlands
Replies: 0
Views: 103

Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor

I had prepared this draft over a year ago but when I saved the draft it disappeared. I've only just figured out how to retrieve drafts. When I reread my notes it all came back. It was one if my most memorable walks! Unfortunately I can't attach my photos as I'm told they don't have right amount of p...
by kleighton
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Starav and Glas Bheinn Mhor
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Broad Law on Hogmanay

Mild clear weather with little wind. No snow but some icy patches. The ground was firm with less bog than I expected. I wanted to finish the southern Corbetts by the end of the year. The approach minor road was perhaps the trickiest part of the day as it was icy and ungritted with some steep section...
by kleighton
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Broad Law on Hogmanay
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Moorfoot ramble

$matches[2] I decided on this walk for the shortest day of he year. Weather reports were variable but less rain and better visibility were reported in the Borders so I headed for the Moorfoots hoping for hard ground and minimal mud. I didn't follow the WH route but set off from the B709 at Blackhop...
by kleighton
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Moorfoot ramble
Replies: 0
Views: 136

Corserine and ridge walk along Rhinns of Kells

A great circuit from Forest Lodge. I followed the Walkhighlands route and soon emerged on to the open moor. A narrow path through tall grass and bracken led to the steeper ascent of Corserine to its plateau. The mist came down at this point but I found the trig point easily using map and compass. Th...
by kleighton
Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Corserine and ridge walk along Rhinns of Kells
Replies: 0
Views: 249

King's Seat Hill circuit

A pleasant walk from Tillicoultry over Kings Seat Hill to Dollar and back. Sunny bright and clear with little wind and great views. Clear path. Descent to Dollar was lovely and return along the cycle track seemed shorter than the map suggested. Reccommended.
by kleighton
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: King's Seat Hill circuit
Replies: 0
Views: 222

Misty Hart Fell Horseshoe

Mild weather for November. Snow all melted and boggy underfoot. Foggy from about 500m. Initial ascent up Hang Burn steep and exhilirating with good path. As the ground levelled off a number of paths emerged. I drifted eastwards but soon regained the route nearer the burn which led up to Blackcraig. ...
by kleighton
Tue Nov 26, 2019 6:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Misty Hart Fell Horseshoe
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Ben Avon on foot the whole way

Hi. Great report with wonderful pictures! Well done! I would definitely count that as summitting. I did this long walk on my own in July this year and took a wee bit longer. Your photos reminded me what an amazing hillwalk this is. The scramble to the top of the tor was straightforward but I can und...
by kleighton
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Avon on foot the whole way
Replies: 21
Views: 3129

Long walk to Leabaidhn an Daimh Bhuidhe

Weather looked perfect and it was: sunny, intermittent clouds, light breeze, occasional light rain and very good visibility. Wonderful views all day. Track in was straightforward. It could easily be cycled but I haven't yet brought a bicycle on my hillwalking days. Hence the long walk. I felt I coul...
by kleighton
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Long walk to Leabaidhn an Daimh Bhuidhe
Replies: 0
Views: 225

2 munros and a corbett from near Rannoch Station

A brilliant sunny day. The only cool place would be up on the ridges where a gentle breeze was very pleasant. I set off from the layby across the road from the start of the Road to the Isles, signposted Fort William via Corrour. I had decided on these munros from here as I did not want to be rushing...
by kleighton
Wed May 15, 2019 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: 2 munros and a corbett from near Rannoch Station
Replies: 0
Views: 423

Winter walking in May: Sgurr a' Mhaoraich

Winter seemed to return last weekend and we were faced with the coldest early May bank holiday since records began. I checked the weather and decided on a midweek walk to Sgurr a' Mhaoraich, my 4th munro at Loch Quoich. The road is open again after the landslide last November. I set off at 8.30am. S...
by kleighton
Wed May 08, 2019 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Winter walking in May: Sgurr a' Mhaoraich
Replies: 0
Views: 341

Re: Landslide near Loch Quoich dam update.

Thank you Iain. Good luck with compleation.
by kleighton
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Landslide near Loch Quoich dam update.
Replies: 29
Views: 4163

Beinn Fhada in the sun and wind

Hot and sunny Easter Monday. The best place to be was up a mountain. I had completed A'Ghlas Beinn last week in cloud and decided to come back to Morvich this week to complete Beinn Fhada and see the views. I was not disappointed the weather was wonderful. Sunny and clear with views for miles. Enoug...
by kleighton
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Fhada in the sun and wind
Replies: 0
Views: 252
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