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Re: Discussing how a return to the outdoors should be manage

Yes...absolutely no need for we in Scotland to go rushing about to reach the high hills. The big numbers of hill-going folks are in the overpopulated England where it will be something of perhaps a risky experiment to allow a free-for all approach in the near future but then, it would appear, that t...
by gaffr
Wed May 13, 2020 4:37 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Discussing how a return to the outdoors should be managed
Replies: 31
Views: 2803

Re: lockdown and mental health

Hello... Simple pleasures for me....warming the room with some dead sun bleached Juniper wood this morning after a cold night at 300 metres. Wood scooped up yesterday before being caught out in afternoon deluge on my afternoon bike ride. Was on my newly found artery biking/walking trail into the nat...
by gaffr
Wed May 13, 2020 7:19 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: lockdown and mental health
Replies: 30
Views: 2094

Re: Silver linings

Always a pleasure to see the Wood Anemone and the Wood Sorrel coming through in the Spring......so far up here I have only so far spotted the Anemone Nemorosa. :)
by gaffr
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:24 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Silver linings
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Stretching the legs in a time of the virus.

I have been using my bike more recently to exercise. Several routes on the edge of the Cairngorms using the minimum of time on tarred roads. A mixture of prepared cycle tracks eg beside the dualled A9 and the Loggers track beside the road between Aviemore and Glenmore along with Forest tracks, Estat...
by gaffr
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:14 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Stretching the legs in a time of the virus.
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Re: The days before lockdown: winter in the Cairngorms

Was up at the Bothy on the bike on Sunday...first time in a while. Must say I have always used the old path....Cairn at the place where it leaves the ******** of so called improved path. All shown on both the 1:50,000 and the 1:25,000 maps which allows for a much easier crossing of the Garbhlach bur...
by gaffr
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:26 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The days before lockdown: winter in the Cairngorms
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Re: RIP Joe Brown

Hello... The 8,000 metre peak is Kanchenjunga.
by gaffr
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:36 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RIP Joe Brown
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Re: Glen Feshie Bothy.

Hello... The path/track is not all up to that standard. The new loop and a few other bits are....the cyclists still have to work for their visits. The replacement to the bridge over the Feshie will probably never come about which is not good news for less able folks although if on possibly on just a...
by gaffr
Sun Apr 19, 2020 5:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Feshie Bothy.
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: UK hill geology question

Wait until you reach the North West of Scotland for some really interesting turmoil that has been delivered there.
by gaffr
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: UK hill geology question
Replies: 7
Views: 861

Re: RIP Joe Brown

More that just a great cragsman he was also on the first ascent of one of the 8,000 metre peaks.
by gaffr
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:42 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RIP Joe Brown
Replies: 11
Views: 1070

Glen Feshie Bothy.

:lol: Was up on the bike to Ruigh Aiteaichan this morning for the first time since last year. There has been more of the path/track washed away during this time however there is now an alternative way of getting around this area. Until I had struggled with my velo to get around this area and emerged...
by gaffr
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:37 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Feshie Bothy.
Replies: 2
Views: 440

Re: Stay at home

Hello... Rather than moan about the current situation regarding access to the open spaces....get on the old off-road bike and pedal for fitness:-) Although I am English by birth however I have lived in Scotland since I was four so have never experienced the difficulties of getting about when living ...
by gaffr
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:16 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 33826

Re: What's the difference between a cormorant and a shag?

I recall, when on a visit to study the seabirds of the Forth estuary, a classmate of mine made an inappropriate comment regarding these birds... For this the Museum guy took him away from the group and warmed his hands using the Lochgelly special. :-)
by gaffr
Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:25 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's the difference between a cormorant and a shag?
Replies: 16
Views: 1236

Re: A salutary tale of coronavirus survived

I am sure that he is the same gentleman who was interviewed on Channel 4 news yesterday evening.
by gaffr
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A salutary tale of coronavirus survived
Replies: 10
Views: 1449

Re: Stay at home

Small rented house with a moderate garden....Preparation done for the vegetable growing season which up here is usually late April into early May before most items can be safely put into the ground....a few seeds, peas, radish and salad greens into pots in the makeshift greenhouse....wood for the st...
by gaffr
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 33826

Re: Well done to walkhighlander Kevin Woods

To keep going throughout a Scottish winter with all the very short days and huge variety of weather conditions takes a lot of effort.
Whatever way this journey is done it does require a very high level of fitness and will....congratulations. :)
by gaffr
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:02 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Well done to walkhighlander Kevin Woods
Replies: 17
Views: 1450
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