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Ailsa Craig - big air and deep water

My friend Douglas and I had a plan to do a day's sea kayaking and hillwalking "somewhere in the Firth of Clyde area" - which gives considerable scope! When our available days coincided with a short period of light winds we exchanged texts and a phone call during one afternoon and arranged ...
by Ian Johnston
Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ailsa Craig - big air and deep water
Replies: 32
Views: 14641

Benaquhallie - another wee one with a wide view

Benaquhallie is just 10 minutes drive from home - in fact I can see the hill from the end of the road but for some reason haven't previously climbed it - which turns out to have been a mistake...... I've tried before to walk over all the high ground from Tillyfourie on the A944 over the Corennie Moo...
by Ian Johnston
Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Benaquhallie - another wee one with a wide view
Replies: 4
Views: 3903

Re: Amongst the Monadh Ruaidh

Great stuff Alastair, what a super trip.

I keep banging on to folk that these are the hills for long trips, but you have to go to find out! :wink:

Kind Regards

Ian
by Ian Johnston
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Amongst the Monadh Ruaidh
Replies: 19
Views: 8143

Re: Amazing Corrie Fee

Oh this is lovely Sarah!

In rushing for summits, these places are often bypassed and it's great to slow down and spend some time in corries to absorb a bit of their special nature....

Thanks for posting


Kind Regards


Ian
by Ian Johnston
Thu Sep 05, 2013 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Amazing Corrie Fee
Replies: 11
Views: 7658

Re: Slow worm

What a lovely sight! They really are pretty creatures :D

Kind regards

Ian
by Ian Johnston
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:30 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Slow worm
Replies: 3
Views: 1492

Mona Gowan round - a view fit for a Queen (or a goat)

A gloriously warm day with a light breeze. Sod the gardening, I thought a local hill would be a better option :wink: Twenty minutes drive from home and I turned off the A944 at the Culfork turning and parked a kilometer or so up the road in a cleared area with space for several cars. http://i466.pho...
by Ian Johnston
Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:01 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Mona Gowan round - a view fit for a Queen (or a goat)
Replies: 1
Views: 2336

Re: The colour purple - a short wander up Mount Blair

Thanks Sarah and Morag, it really was a pleasant way to spend a couple of hours :o)

Kind Regards

Ian
by Ian Johnston
Sat Aug 31, 2013 11:55 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The colour purple - a short wander up Mount Blair
Replies: 3
Views: 3124

Re: Blairdenon

That looks a really good walk Sarah, little trodden despite being on the edge of a pretty well populated area. My daughter lives not too far from there - might be one to do next time I'm down that way!

Great first mono image by the way, very atmospheric


Kind Regards


Ian
by Ian Johnston
Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:26 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Blairdenon
Replies: 8
Views: 4675

Re: Mount Battock from Glen Dye

Hi Si,

Blimey, that posh cabin wasn't there last time I was up Clachnaben! It looks like the tracks have been, ahem, "improved" too?

Shooting for the "convenience" generation of Gun I guess ?

Still a good hill though....


Kind Regards


Ian
by Ian Johnston
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Mount Battock from Glen Dye
Replies: 4
Views: 3576

The colour purple - a short wander up Mount Blair

Whilst travelling home from Perthshire, I had a couple of hours spare and as it was a nice day decided on Mount Blair for a quick wander. The B951 road from the A93 to Kirriemuir is currently (Aug 2013) closed at the A93 junction for what looks to be lengthy improvement works, there's an alternative...
by Ian Johnston
Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The colour purple - a short wander up Mount Blair
Replies: 3
Views: 3124

Re: Waxwings at Feshie bridge.

Caberfeidh wrote:
walk aboot wrote: I saw them on the trees at Cowcaddens beside the motorway..


There are trees in Cowcaddens ???? :shock:


Lots of lumber...... :wink:
by Ian Johnston
Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:55 am
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Waxwings at Feshie bridge.
Replies: 5
Views: 1706

Re: An atmospheric afternoon on Coiliochbhar Hill

Thanks all for your comments, it really was a cracker of a day; and all the more pleasing since it had been so grey and unpromising in the morning. Ben, there isn't a track shown on the 1:25K map (sheet 405), though there is obviously some form of access as there's a forest road behind the gate at t...
by Ian Johnston
Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An atmospheric afternoon on Coiliochbhar Hill
Replies: 9
Views: 4592

Re: Findhorn Gorge - Dicing with Death in the Darnaway Fores

Wow, cracking stuff!

I must admit, that boardwalk and "shoogly bridge" would have turned me back too! :wtf:

Kind Regards

Ian
by Ian Johnston
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:02 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Findhorn Gorge - Dicing with Death in the Darnaway Forest
Replies: 4
Views: 3894

An atmospheric afternoon on Coiliochbhar Hill

On a cold and franky unpromising January day, with heavy snow forecast for the following day, I decided on a local option and got dropped off at a crossroads on the Muir of Fowlis - Glenkindie road at NJ 510129. There is good parking at a forest access just to the north of the crossroads. http://i46...
by Ian Johnston
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An atmospheric afternoon on Coiliochbhar Hill
Replies: 9
Views: 4592

Re: Mostly downhill on the Correen Hills

Hi denfinella, Thanks - it was pretty nippy! I tried to capture a couple of the snow devils on camera, but they didn't really show up in the images. You're right that this ridge 9and indeed some of the other hills hereabouts) are underrated - but I would say that as I'm fortunate enough to live at t...
by Ian Johnston
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Mostly downhill on the Correen Hills
Replies: 5
Views: 3612
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