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Re: Beinn a Chrulaiste from Blackwater Dam

Hi Ben, Last year I planned to walk the following route: http://afstandmeten.nl/index.php?id=2363585 . From km 9 to km 31 this looks roughly your route, except for leaving out the first summit. Based on satellite image, this route looked doable and a bit path-ish. But when I was at the Blackwater da...
by Plavuizen
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:24 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Beinn a Chrulaiste from Blackwater Dam
Replies: 5
Views: 431

Re: deepest peat bog

Lots of good memories here :lol: I only came as far as knee deep just south of Rannoch Moor, and half that deep in bog in NL. Oh yes, knee deep in a salt water creek on a Dutch island. But seriously, how dangerous are these peat bogs? I always walk alone, so no one to pull me out. And how to recogni...
by Plavuizen
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: deepest peat bog
Replies: 31
Views: 1697

Tips for a day near Oban

Hi walkers, In May I have a day off near Oban. The obvious options to do include Ben More on Mull and Beinn Fhionnlaidh, a bit more North. However, I'm more into distance and less into ascent. On heritagepaths.co.uk I've found the old path of String of Lorn and the Midmuir Drove Road. They can be co...
by Plavuizen
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Tips for a day near Oban
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Information sought on Victoria Bridge to Loch Etive rout

Hi Chris, It is possible to stay south of Abhainn Shira from Victoria Bridge up to the footbridge S of Clashgour, I’ve done so a couple of years ago: there is a path through the forest, continue at the end of the path, you can easily tackle the deer fence at the and of the forrest and ford the Allt ...
by Plavuizen
Wed May 22, 2019 11:10 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Information sought on Victoria Bridge to Loch Etive route
Replies: 2
Views: 479

Blackwater dam - new fence

Hello, Not sure this is the right place to post this message (no doubt I’ll receive comments when not), but last week I noticed a new fence was made at the north end of Blackwater dam near Kinlochleven. The old fence, based on a lot of internet research, was easily and often crossed, the new fence i...
by Plavuizen
Mon May 20, 2019 9:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blackwater dam - new fence
Replies: 3
Views: 525

Re: West Highland Way and Steall Falls

IMHO an interesting route would be: - from Kinlochleven go NE to Coire an Lochain between the hills Sgurr Eilde Mor and Sgor Eilde Beag - thence go N on path past Binnein Beag and down path to Water of Nevis. - cross the river and go W on path and you will go by Steall and Polldubh - there is a for...
by Plavuizen
Thu May 09, 2019 9:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: West Highland Way and Steall Falls
Replies: 14
Views: 1134

Re: Advice requested - Mid May from Fort William to Dalwhinn

Thanks for the replies so far. For the more concerned: I'm experienced in long distances, done many times 40km, do weekly 25km, and am used to boggy ground and rain. And I'm travelling from hotel to hotel, so not carrying tent and much food, as I like a proper bed, shower, toilet, dinner and breakfa...
by Plavuizen
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice requested - Mid May from Fort William to Dalwhinnie
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Advice requested - Mid May from Fort William to Dalwhinnie

Mid May I'm planning on a hike, with day 1 from Fort William to Kinlochleven by Glen Nevis, day 2 from Kinlochleven to Bridge of Gaur and on day 3 from Bridge of Gaur to Dalwhinnie. Yes, I'm aware that these are long distances (which I'm used to - it's the ascends and descents that I'm not used to a...
by Plavuizen
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Advice requested - Mid May from Fort William to Dalwhinnie
Replies: 6
Views: 504

Re: Kinlochleven to Rannoch Station?

This trip report gives some idea of conditions http://www.scottishhills.com/html/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=19325 Thanks for the responses sofar and this link in particular. It contains a photo showing a new estate road between black corries lodge and Blackwater reservoir, whi...
by Plavuizen
Thu Mar 28, 2019 1:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kinlochleven to Rannoch Station?
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: 4 day hike - Glencoe and/or Glen Etive

Hi Dutchperson, what you can do to estimate distances: use afstandmeten.nl, this site has several map options and you can draw your proposed route and directly see the distance. After saving the route you can use their very basic app to view your route in the field and see the the elevation profile ...
by Plavuizen
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:52 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4 day hike - Glencoe and/or Glen Etive
Replies: 13
Views: 1182

Re: Suggestions for a 3-day walk in the Highlands

Whatyou could do is what I did two years ago: Day 1 arrive at Glasgow airport and train to Taynuilt. Day 2 walk to Bridge of Orchy via Glen Kinglass, 44 km, Day 3 bus to Kingshouse and walk via Rannoch Station to Corrour Station, 40km (you can skip the second halve by taking the train), train to Spe...
by Plavuizen
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Suggestions for a 3-day walk in the Highlands
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: 4 day hike - Glencoe and/or Glen Etive

Two years ago, I walked from Taynuilt to Bridge of Orchy, although a long distance for one day (44km), the path was really good. Almost all of Glen Kinglass is an excellent landrover track with only limited ascents, only the pass towards Victoria Bridge is more a path than a track. I believe there i...
by Plavuizen
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 4 day hike - Glencoe and/or Glen Etive
Replies: 13
Views: 1182

Kinlochleven to Rannoch Station?

Hi there, I'm planning a walk mid May from Kinlochleven up to the Blackwater reservoir dam and then straight on to Rannoch Station, north of Black Corries Lodge and Loch Laidon. There is obviously a path up to the dam, choice of north or south of RIver Leven. Then I think a pathless section. From Lo...
by Plavuizen
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Kinlochleven to Rannoch Station?
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: Lubnaclach Cottage from Corrour - circular route possibl

You can follow the track to opposite the YH and the head south on a good track to Lubnaclach the head west going under the railway to Blackwater resevoir and swing round to Chairan bothy and take path north to Loch Treig and follow track back to Corrour station , looking at 4-5 hour walk Thanks for...
by Plavuizen
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lubnaclach Cottage from Corrour - circular route possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 646

Lubnaclach Cottage from Corrour - circular route possible?

Hello all! I'm planning a short walk (max 2-3 hour) mid October from Corrour Station. On the OS map I see a path running South on the West side of the rails, as far as Lubnaclach Cottage (which is on the East side of the rails), and from there a path runs North back to Loch Ossian, making a circular...
by Plavuizen
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lubnaclach Cottage from Corrour - circular route possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 646
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