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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: 893

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: 591

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: 5662

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Basically; obey the law and be sensible about it too. :clap:
by Marty_JG
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5662

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Boris dithered about for two months allowing the virus to take hold, we are all paying the price for that now. It's not been any better up here. Scotland let people fly off to Spain, let people legally head to Blackpool whist "advising" them morally not to. We had the legal authority to p...
by Marty_JG
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:23 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5662

Re: TGO Challenge 2021

Enter The Great Outdoors Challenge
https://www.tgochallenge.co.uk/entryform/

We have some spare places for TGOC21. If you are interested in applying click the link above.


Seemingly, yes.
by Marty_JG
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TGO Challenge 2021
Replies: 15
Views: 1279

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

The rates are going up - but not due to hillwalking, so if your journey and walk are legal you can go for it.
by Marty_JG
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:46 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5662

Re: 2 month Backpacking/Wildcamping through Scottland June/J

Hilleberg are designed for harsh conditions and to last a lifetime, and they do separately sell mesh inners so with the right choices of shelter you can get those panorama. But (a) most mesh inners are sold out (b) Hilleberg tents are heavy and (c) their tents are brutally expensive. Their mesh inne...
by Marty_JG
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:36 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: 2 month Backpacking/Wildcamping through Scottland June/July
Replies: 10
Views: 455

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

NickyRannoch wrote:anyone travelling, for example, from Inverness to Glen Coe is taking the ****. Might be legal but morally it's no different to someone driving from Glasgow to Glen Coe in November


You're trying to "morally shame" perfectly legal behaviour that does not drive up transmission.
by Marty_JG
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:18 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 130
Views: 5662

Re: Sleeping mat

Hello. I'm going to post 'against' the Sea 2 Summit but before I do, because you're a new poster, I just want to say "sorry". :lol: I don't want to appear hostile. :wink: Light means different things to different people, but the short version is 780 grams and 50% bigger pack size than the ...
by Marty_JG
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:54 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Sleeping mat
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Lockdown Wrecking My Head

4. The dog question. Murphy is a very active working cocker. He will be wet by the time we camp for the evening. I have no problem bringing a towel for him, but can I ask what you all get your dogs to sleep on when you get into the tent? I don't think he would be terribly comfy on either the ground...
by Marty_JG
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:45 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lockdown Wrecking My Head
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Good, cheap, non sweaty gloves?

and Aldi ski gloves that are not much better Ski gloves are designed to keep your hands warm in extreme cold at speed, so they have to be designed to withstand the wind chill of your descent. If you're walking into very very cold winds they're great - I have ones from Lidl, superb facing icy winds ...
by Marty_JG
Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:28 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Good, cheap, non sweaty gloves?
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Hydration Bladders

That's a very nice length of pipe and three plastic screw caps.

But given it'll have cost maximum 27 pence to buy it wholesale, and more likely 2.7 pence, why are they retailing it for £27??
by Marty_JG
Fri Jan 01, 2021 2:56 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Hydration Bladders
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: West Highland Way ,winter 4 days ,completed in 91.5hrs

AlexFrood wrote:I know this is an old post, but I randomly stumbled across it. out of curiosity did you beat my time?


Have a second look at the title of the topic. :lol:
by Marty_JG
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Long Distance routes
Topic: West Highland Way ,winter 4 days ,completed in 91.5hrs
Replies: 2
Views: 625

Re: Orkney - short walks & confrontation with angry farmer!

In the mid 80s the fatal workplace accident rate in construction was around 10 per 100k, it's now less than 2 per 100k. General workplace fatalities in the mid 80s was 2 per 100k, it's now 0.3 per 100k. Non-fatal workplace accidents have seen similar scales of decline.' All of those declines are due...
by Marty_JG
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:53 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Orkney - short walks & confrontation with angry farmer!
Replies: 11
Views: 765
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