walkhighlands

Search found 989 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

I'm not going to get the map out but if they are within the same local authority area, or no miles than five miles beyond, then yes you can. Beyond the 5 mile limit is the point of illegality.

That's why this site recommends the Kilpatrick Braes for all of us in Glasgow.
by Marty_JG
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:59 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5586

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Not clear enough it seems. There is NO specified distance on how far you can travel to a Start point. There is nothing stating you cannot travel outside your LA area, only that your start and finish point of exercise must be within 5 miles of your LA boundary. That's clear in terms of a legal maxim...
by Marty_JG
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:03 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5586

Re: Lightweight trekking tent?

Was looking at a lanshan tent, but as you need your own trek pole People who do not use hiking poles purchase carbon-fibre poles separately. You can get them from Aliexpress at the same time you buy the tent, they don't cost much. Price for these are £48 for two poles but you might check around for...
by Marty_JG
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:00 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Lightweight trekking tent?
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Living on the Moray Coast I could legitimately walk the Northern part of the Cairngorms, and even summit Ben Macdui, although the road access would take me outside Moray LA. There is no specified distance on how far one can travel to a start point, only that the start point should be within 5 miles...
by Marty_JG
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5586

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Guidance on stay at home regulations that came into effect on 5 January 2021. Stay at Home To minimise the risk of spreading the virus, you must stay at home as much as possible. By law, in a level 4 area, you can only leave your home (or garden) for an essential purpose. There is a list of example...
by Marty_JG
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:53 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5586

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

I am truly very sorry that you dislike my opinion or contribution to this thread. Opinion is very welcome, dishonesty is unwelcome. If you were to have the opinion we should have a stricter lockdown, fine. If you were to have the opinion we should have a laxer lockdown, fine. Those are opinions. Th...
by Marty_JG
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:12 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5586

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

From wee Nic's blurry rules. You have been repeatedly informed, in detail, this is simply not true. If you dislike the government that is entirely your right, but please do not spread misinformation on this forum about the rules not being clear. They are crystal clear and you have been repeatedly i...
by Marty_JG
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:12 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5586

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

did the police try to reason, maybe they were pushed to the limit of their powers and left with no option They called a Starbucks coffee "a picnic". That is not a force to make assumptions of reasonableness about. And beyond that, why are they trying to "reason" with people acti...
by Marty_JG
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5586

Re: Exmoor ponies on the Kilpatrick braes.

Knock me down with a feather!
by Marty_JG
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Exmoor ponies on the Kilpatrick braes.
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Exmoor ponies on the Kilpatrick braes.

Is this some kind of day-out for them or are there plans to breed a herd?
by Marty_JG
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:36 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Exmoor ponies on the Kilpatrick braes.
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Don't think the 2 walkers in Glencoe will feel encouraged by wee Nicolas blurry "rules" either That two law-breaking ill-prepared risk-taking numpties claim not to understand what "five" and "miles" mean does not make the law blurry. The law is not blurry, the law is c...
by Marty_JG
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5586

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Derbyshire police once again acting psychopathically. Very, very glad BoJo's poorly worded "rules" do not apply in Scotland.
by Marty_JG
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:36 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5586

Re: Has the West Highland Way Stood the Test of Time

If anyone wants to experience the 'rough-edged vibe' of early WHW then instead of starting in Milngavie start in ... Portavadie and do the Cowal Way to Loch Lomond. You can rejoin by walking up the west shore of Lomond or taking the ferry over to the east shore if it's running.
by Marty_JG
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: Has the West Highland Way Stood the Test of Time
Replies: 4
Views: 875

Re: Conic hill

The Kilpatrick Braes, not a million miles away and about the same height, was frozen snow and ice but had started to thaw. Mud and slush lower down, not as frozen hard as it has been.

Great fun with microspikes.
by Marty_JG
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Conic hill
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

The rule in England is "local area" and no definition is given. I agree that "county" might be a good start.

Though we can nit-pick the Scottish rules, and they do bring up some weird exceptions, at least they are clearly defined: local authority boundary plus 5 miles.
by Marty_JG
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:30 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5586
PreviousNext

Return to advanced search