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Re: CWT - a Coigach-Assynt variant

:clap: Thoroughly enjoyed!!! It's great to see Di in a report. Having been going up to that area for about 38 years, I know Di well. She's a character and you couldn't find a better human being. I followed the Posties Path in 2014 having always heard 'whispers' of it for many years. It's a bit treac...
by willsdad
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: CWT - a Coigach-Assynt variant
Replies: 17
Views: 13098

Re: Hi

Don't do the CWT. It takes over your life! Every time you fancy going for a mooch in Scotland you end up wanting to do a certain section of that trail :roll: Plus your other half starts snoring every time you mention it....which is a lot! Saying that....I believe you may have a willing guide living ...
by willsdad
Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hi
Replies: 1
Views: 401

Re: West Highland Way June 2017 - What an adventure!

Well done. Great report! :clap: Ref the issue with your tent - the photo you have posted of your pitch shows the guy lines attached to the outer sheet pegs, you need to pull the guy lines out further to pull the outer away from the inner. That will give you the ventilation gap you need and allow any...
by willsdad
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:33 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way June 2017 - What an adventure!
Replies: 12
Views: 10916

Re: Overnight camp on Goatfell

From memory there was a nice grassy bit just off the summit, but I guess that would depend on the wind direction whether that would be much use! I'll second that. I'm sure there was a grassy patch to the west side of the summit. I was up there in May. I was heading up late afternoon, everyone else ...
by willsdad
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Overnight camp on Goatfell
Replies: 8
Views: 1407

Re: WHW down. Suggestions for next trail with lots of towns?

That doesn't sound right :? I didn't have any problems like that with mine. There should be a good gap all round. Arran isn't difficult at all. Just a bit of a slog on the roads at times. I struggled with finding water but it was a dry spell of weather. If you're happy to knock on doors to ask to fi...
by willsdad
Wed Jun 14, 2017 4:49 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WHW down. Suggestions for next trail with lots of towns?
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

Re: WHW down. Suggestions for next trail with lots of towns?

Arran Coastal Way. You could be in or near a town every night if you wanted.
I've just done a TR if you want more info....

By the way, how was the tent?
by willsdad
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:01 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: WHW down. Suggestions for next trail with lots of towns?
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

Re: EHW, GGW or others?

Cape Wrath Trail - Glenfinnan to Shiel Bridge.

Bus stop at Shiel Bridge to get back to a rail station.
If you want to make it a bit longer, start at Fort William.

Not a trail you will regret! Or forget for that matter... :D
by willsdad
Fri Jun 02, 2017 2:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: EHW, GGW or others?
Replies: 4
Views: 813

Re: Pork Scratchings

I should strengthen my claim, by the way: I mean, when I say 'they don't normally look like that', I mean I've eaten a fairly comprehensive selection of pork scratchings in my life (I decided a while ago they were great and tracked down every variety I could find to establish the finest), and I hav...
by willsdad
Wed May 24, 2017 5:47 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Pork Scratchings
Replies: 13
Views: 1808

Re: socks and contact dermatitis

Hi, It's just a kind of 'sweat rash' that will clear up after a few days. A combination of salt, moisture, heat and rubbing doesn't go well on the skin. If your on a multi day trail try to wear sandles, flip flops, gel shoes etc from the moment you stop. No socks.....rinse and dry if possible. Best ...
by willsdad
Thu May 18, 2017 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: socks and contact dermatitis
Replies: 6
Views: 1889

The Desert of Arran

Saturday 6th - Brodick to High Corrie via Goatfell Forecast looked good for a dry week - little I know just how dry! :shock: On the ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick, due to arrive at about 2pm, I was looking up at Goatfell and planning my journey. https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4183/34713739805_b8180...
by willsdad
Wed May 17, 2017 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: The Desert of Arran
Replies: 5
Views: 5500

Re: Southern Munros

Thanks for all the input everyone :clap:

I've decided on Loch Tay and hitting the Lawers. Hoping to get the 7 in a day then bag some others nearby.
Fingers crossed I get some decent weather so i can enjoy my 1st Munro view 8)

Thanks again.
by willsdad
Mon May 15, 2017 9:58 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Southern Munros
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: Southern Munros

Going up the A9 will get you quickly to some nice hills, perhaps the Drumochter munros with a nice high start, or up Glenshee for the White Mounth. You probably want a 3 day weekend if you don't like ridiculously early starts though. Have a wee look at some of our TRs - we drive up from Teesside - ...
by willsdad
Sat May 13, 2017 10:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Southern Munros
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: Southern Munros

Arrochar might be good, not too far north of Glasgow, four Munro's there with Ben Lomond nearby. Also close to Crainlarich group of Munro's. However camping in the Loch Lomond National Park area should be checked out beforehand. Plenty formal campsites available too. Enjoy whatever you decide! Than...
by willsdad
Sat May 13, 2017 8:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Southern Munros
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Southern Munros

Hokey Cokey. I've got a long weekend coming up and I've managed to lose the family to the in-laws 8) I want to start my bagging of Munros. Can anyone give me a good target area? I want to be able to drive from Co.Durham Saturday morn, walk to a good place to set up base camp, then start bagging surr...
by willsdad
Sat May 13, 2017 6:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Southern Munros
Replies: 10
Views: 2105

Re: Multi Day Trail Rucksack

Careful of thinking you need more room... I used to drag along everything including the kitchen sink - now I weigh and consider packed size/shape of every single item I take and long treks are much nicer as a result. Yes, I have a tried and tested kit list. All as light as possible. It all generall...
by willsdad
Wed May 10, 2017 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Multi Day Trail Rucksack
Replies: 6
Views: 1236
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