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Re: Carnoch Bridge

Planning permission has now been granted for the new bridge. The designs show a much more substantial piece of engineering than the old bridge, partly because it's intended to take the estate's ATVs as well as walkers. So it's not something which can simply be thrown across in a few days - even if w...
by ChrisButch
Tue May 08, 2018 5:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Carnoch Bridge
Replies: 62
Views: 10114

Re: Knoydart Munro’s

Doable, although the logical route means, unfortunately, approaching Ladhar Bheinne by its rather uninteresting south flank. You would start up the main track towards Dubh-Lochain before a slanting rise to Mam Sudheig (bracken-bash in summer), then lose as little height as possible in Coire torr an ...
by ChrisButch
Sat May 05, 2018 2:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Knoydart Munro’s
Replies: 8
Views: 919

Re: Loch Arkaig drive

Yes, it's OK but very slow. Apparently endless succession of blind humps, you think you're never going to get there. Probably easier with a van or anything with a higher seating position..
by ChrisButch
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Loch Arkaig drive
Replies: 9
Views: 929

Carnoch Bridge - update

Some (reasonably) good news on this (see 'Carnoch Bridge' thread below for background). The Camusrory Estate have now submitted a planning application to Highland Council for a replacement, which looks a proper job:. http://wam.highland.gov.uk/wam/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=P...
by ChrisButch
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:32 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Carnoch Bridge - update
Replies: 0
Views: 487

Re: The Alps!

If you don't fancy huts, then a key consideration is the required height gain from the nearest available roadhead. (Of course lifts change the consideration, but let's leave them aside for the moment...). So an area where the road system reaches higher altitudes will make a higher objective feasible...
by ChrisButch
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The Alps!
Replies: 15
Views: 1433

Re: Carnoch Bridge

Anyone got any suggestions for routes that will re-route around this bridge but still stick to the majority of the cape wrath? You could just follow the river up all the way, then over to Loch Quoich and thus down to Kinlochourn. It'll be rough and trackless of course. It has the added bonus that y...
by ChrisButch
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:44 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Carnoch Bridge
Replies: 62
Views: 10114

Re: Shock Dynamics Geology - Building Mountains

Thank you, SpaceCaptain. Well said.
by ChrisButch
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Shock Dynamics Geology - Building Mountains
Replies: 12
Views: 1374

Re: Going astray? hopefully we are not magnetic

If you have an Osprey daysack, the two small pockets, one on each side of the hip belt, are very useful for this purpose. Each has room for either a compass or a (small) phone but not both, so it's easy to carry them on different sides without the risk of them ending up in the same place accidentally.
by ChrisButch
Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Going astray? hopefully we are not magnetic
Replies: 22
Views: 1977

Re: Carnoch Bridge

Correction, I'd forgotten that with that last alternative you do still have to cross the Carnoch before it emerges from the lochan (Breac), or else work right round the lochan before you get to the path, and the south flank of the lochan is steep ground. I went that way a long time ago, can't rememb...
by ChrisButch
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Carnoch Bridge
Replies: 62
Views: 10114

Re: Carnoch Bridge

Morning all, we're planning a walk to Cape Wrath in the first weeks of May, coming this way from Glenfinnan, if this bridge is gone and not replaced by then and the river is in spate, is walking the eastern side and crossing higher up an option? Or is a re-route the only option?? As far as I rememb...
by ChrisButch
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:46 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Carnoch Bridge
Replies: 62
Views: 10114

Re: Goretex boots ... is it just me?

Meanwhile - here's proof that they don't make 'em how they used to ... my now 'gardening boots' that I mentioned when I opened the thread ... they really are still waterproof! boots1a.jpg boots2a.jpg Oddly enough I too have a pair of ancient Brashers also relegated to gardening, look virtually iden...
by ChrisButch
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:52 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Goretex boots ... is it just me?
Replies: 19
Views: 3822

Re: Carnoch Bridge

I'm not sure which estate is the landowner. Too far east for Kilchoan, but too far west for Glendessary?
by ChrisButch
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Carnoch Bridge
Replies: 62
Views: 10114

Carnoch Bridge

I hear that Carnoch Bridge at the head of Loch Nevis has been condemned and will be coming down (I think for the third time in my hillwalking lifetime). Commitment to replace, but timing unknown. Has anybody recent experience with it? It's one thing for an engineer to condemn it, another to find it ...
by ChrisButch
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:21 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Carnoch Bridge
Replies: 62
Views: 10114

Re: Most remote / depopulated areas in the UK

Several people have mentioned Pairc. It won't be much longer when the planned windfarm is built. Also, even now, the well-maintained stalkers' path from the only roadhead at the lodge does rather soften the remote feel until you get beyond its terminal post.
by ChrisButch
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Most remote / depopulated areas in the UK
Replies: 25
Views: 3376

Re: Munros and knees with arthritis

My problem is osteoaethritis in the neck, rather than the knees. It makes looking up difficult and painful, so I now spend most of my time in the hills looking at the ground. It also forces an increasingly bent posture, which in turn affects balance and security, especially on descents. Anybody else...
by ChrisButch
Fri May 19, 2017 8:15 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Munros and knees with arthritis
Replies: 10
Views: 1181
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