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Re: Camera Tripod Advice

And don't forget to use the timer or a remote control. Using my backpack is a genius idea...why didn't I think of that??? :clap: Yes my plan was to use the timer. Mefoto Roadtrip which is lighter (1.6kg) Good God! Seriously? I thought more like 500g ish. 4kg is about a third of my whole pack weight...
by willsdad
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Camera Tripod Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Camera Tripod Advice

Hi, Could someone 'in the know' give me some advice? I'm getting more interested in photography and I need a tripod to use with my camera. I tend to do multi day trails so it needs to be fairly lightweight. It doesn't need to be a high one either. The camera I'll be using it with is a Canon SX60HS. ...
by willsdad
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:35 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Camera Tripod Advice
Replies: 22
Views: 2369

Re: CWT Food

Coffee n fruitcake at Kinloch Hourn I stocked up at Shiel Bridge shop. There's snacks also at the Morvich campsite. I skipped Strathcarron but had ran out by Kinlochewe. Couple of places in Kinlochewe. Shop and petrol station. Cafe well worth a visit too. Ullapool supermarket. ...and fish n chips! I...
by willsdad
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: CWT Food
Replies: 6
Views: 1269

Re: Arran coastal way - streets/roads

Hi janm Most of the route is off road on tracks, trails, beaches and rock falls. There is short sections where you follow a road but not a great deal. I definitely missed a turn off for the ACW in Lochranza and ended up following the road. You are, most of the time, beside the sea so if you wished y...
by willsdad
Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:38 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arran coastal way - streets/roads
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: Fort William local knowledge?

Thought I'd post this to give a definitive answer in future... Below is an email and response regarding parking in FW. Hi I am looking to spend a week hiking in January 2018. Can you tell me where I can safely park my car in Fort William? I will be leaving it for 7-8 days without return so I won't b...
by willsdad
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fort William local knowledge?
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: Fort William local knowledge?

Does anyone have a final answer on long stay car parking in Fort William? Is the coach park by the train station ok to leave cars for a week?
by willsdad
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fort William local knowledge?
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: Fort William local knowledge?

The Skye Glasgow bus is one I rarely use but here is the citylink timetable. :D http://www.citylink.co.uk/timetables/Winter2017/WEB_GlasgowSkye.pdf Thanks again. That says something about reduced journeys over the Christmas / New Year period :? Ignore that :roll: A bit more looking shows the Christ...
by willsdad
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fort William local knowledge?
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: Fort William local knowledge?

Sunset tripper wrote:The Skye Glasgow bus is one I rarely use but here is the citylink timetable. :D

http://www.citylink.co.uk/timetables/Winter2017/WEB_GlasgowSkye.pdf


Thanks again. That says something about reduced journeys over the Christmas / New Year period :?
by willsdad
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fort William local knowledge?
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: Fort William local knowledge?

Thanks both.

Sunset tripper do you know if the buses will be running from Shiel Bridge to FW? I think that is probably my biggest worry transport wise. I'll need to be back to work on the Friday so I don't want to be sat in the campsite waiting :?
by willsdad
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fort William local knowledge?
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Fort William local knowledge?

Hi As my previous post suggests I'm looking to follow the CWT from Glenfinnan to Shiel Bridge this winter. It looks as if (weather permitting) I'm going to be hitting the trail on the 4th Jan and ending in SB on the 10th ish. I'll be leaving my car at FW and getting the train to Glenfinnan. Then the...
by willsdad
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:41 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fort William local knowledge?
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: Hiya everyone

Another tip I've found seems to work. .... I read somewhere that the tick will climb the plant and dangle by its back legs waiting to latch on to a passing creature. For that reason, I've developed a habit of swinging my poles as I walk. Swing them out in front of you and the theory is you knock the...
by willsdad
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:51 am
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hiya everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 878

Re: Glenfinnan - Shiel Bridge in Winter

Thanks for all the feedback.

My conclusion is to buy a 4 season bag and watch for a break in the weather. Oh and possibly reroute past the Forcan Ridge area.
by willsdad
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:34 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glenfinnan - Shiel Bridge in Winter
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: hiking trailer, clever thing

Funnily enough I was just thinking about something like this. At some point I'd like to spend a week visiting more remote Bothies and taking a sack of coal to each. A contraption like this would make life slightly easier. But the price :shock: I was thinking more along the lines of converting an 'ol...
by willsdad
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:30 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: hiking trailer, clever thing
Replies: 8
Views: 2962

Re: Glenfinnan - Shiel Bridge in Winter

One year we hit mega snow going over Mam Meadail What time of year was that? Thanks for all the info. Rivers I can't really prepare for. It'll just be wet feet or detours at the time. I may be asking the wrong way. ...What is the best month to go so I can enjoy the beauty of winter without needing ...
by willsdad
Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:00 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glenfinnan - Shiel Bridge in Winter
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Glenfinnan - Shiel Bridge in Winter

Thanks jmarkb Yes I always have a backup tent. To be honest, I hadn't thought of the rivers but other than the one you cross descending to Shiel B, they all have bridges on that section......from what I remember....in summer :? -5 ...so a good 3-4 season should be enough? I remember the 'bypass' sti...
by willsdad
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glenfinnan - Shiel Bridge in Winter
Replies: 10
Views: 982
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