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Glenfinnan - Shiel Bridge in Winter

Hi all, Can anyone tell me if Glenfinnan to Shiel Bridge is a sensible option in Feb/Mar time? I've been through twice before in May and Aug but never in colder conditions. This stretch is one of my favourite of the CWT and I'd love to see it at a different time of year. I would be taking it easy an...
by willsdad
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:27 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glenfinnan - Shiel Bridge in Winter
Replies: 10
Views: 978

Re: The Desert of Arran

Thanks Iain. Yeah on reflection and with hindsight, I'd carry more water and take it a bit slower. It seemed a shame to be slogging late into the evening just to find water. I would have liked to have camped near a few of the villages and maybe had a pint n a wee dram.....when in Rome :wink: To be f...
by willsdad
Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: The Desert of Arran
Replies: 5
Views: 5491

Re: Appreciation

I totally agree! :clap:
If people can spend the time looking at a report, they could also spend the time to hit LIKE.
It's a small thankyou for making the effort.
by willsdad
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:57 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Appreciation
Replies: 17
Views: 2503

Re: Beinn Narnain

:clap: Well done.
Great pics. It makes me optimistic that my 6yr old will soon be interested in joining me :wink:
by willsdad
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Narnain
Replies: 13
Views: 3860

Posties Path - Culnacraig to Ardmair (Ullapool)

I've noticed there isn't much in the way of photos for this short trail so I've dragged some out of the depths to show it off. I walked it in 2015 during a holiday in Coigach after hearing about it for years. As I started the weather was perfect but unfortunately, as it does in the Highlands, it wen...
by willsdad
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:51 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Posties Path - Culnacraig to Ardmair (Ullapool)
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

Re: Arran Way

Hi Glenshee I did it in 3.5 days but that was pushing a bit far for me tbh. I'd go for the camper option. There seemed to be regular buses circling the island so I don't think you would have any trouble there. I've no idea of bus schedules though. As for how long.... I'd take as long as you have and...
by willsdad
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Arran Way
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: Majestic Stags and Long Slogs at Lochnagar

Inkedhayles wrote:Looks amazing, I was considering trying this route this weekend!


Just don't set off at 4.30 in the afternoon! It's a bit dark on the return path.
by willsdad
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:22 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Majestic Stags and Long Slogs at Lochnagar
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Re: A9 laybys

Going by the marker posts other roads have, it's as you're thinking.
When you're in the middle of nowhere it gives a guide to your position.

Assuming they are numbered heading north, it's like a stairway to heaven :D
by willsdad
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A9 laybys
Replies: 4
Views: 1735

Glenshee Ski Centre Parking

Hi My next target Munros are the collection surrounding Glenshee Ski Centre. Does anyone know if parking there for a few days is possible? Also, will shooting season be an issue on those Munros at the end of August? I'm aware it's close to Balmoral :( I dont want to end up with royal shrapnel in my ...
by willsdad
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glenshee Ski Centre Parking
Replies: 2
Views: 858

Re: First Munro - Ben Lomond

Well done! :clap:
I've not long started bagging munros myself. It definitely takes over your life :crazy:

I did Lochnagar at the weekend and the gloves were on as soon as hit the top. Chilly at altitude!
by willsdad
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: First Munro - Ben Lomond
Replies: 5
Views: 1437

Majestic Stags and Long Slogs at Lochnagar

After reading the 'Multi-Munro Routes' article I thought I'd give it a whirl. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4320/35937160915_056ab8203f_c.jpg Spittal of Glenmuick car park. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4310/35127867833_749b5aa94d_c.jpg On route up Lochnagar. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4230/35...
by willsdad
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Majestic Stags and Long Slogs at Lochnagar
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Re: Garmin Tech Question

Thanks for the replies. I kind of guessed that would be the answer :shock:
She will just have to live with the 'I'll contact you when possible but if you don't hear from me by......'
by willsdad
Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin Tech Question
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Garmin Tech Question

I wouldn't say I'm a technophobe but I'm no genius..... I have a Garmin 64s which l basically use for location and distances. I'm sure it can do many other things but I've never really been interested. My wife has just asked a good question though.....is it possible for her to watch where I am 'in r...
by willsdad
Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:39 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin Tech Question
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Beautiful day on Lochnagar

Great pics. I'm heading there this weekend. Hoping to get your weather!

Beinn Eighe has the wreckage of a Lancaster bomber. Stunning mountain too. Well worth a look to Kinlochewe 8)
by willsdad
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beautiful day on Lochnagar
Replies: 3
Views: 1568

Re: The dark secret of Lochnagar

Ooh well timed as I'm heading up there to do the round this weekend :)
Fingers crossed I don't get 40-50mph winds as I'm aiming for a high camp.

Great photos as always!
by willsdad
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The dark secret of Lochnagar
Replies: 5
Views: 4019
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