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Killilan return trip

For the second day running we cycled up Glen Elchaig to Iron Lodge. It was a much sunnier day, we knew what the track was like, and the day wasn't too challenging, so it was a more relaxed ascent. We walked around the cottage, which sadly is bare inside with broken windows, and set off up the zigzag...
by TheTortoise
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Killilan return trip
Replies: 0
Views: 517

An Cruachan from Killilan

We decided that we were not attracted by the rough ground and gate closure issues promised by the suggested approach from Strathfarrar given in the SMC Graham book. Instead we approached from Killilan. $matches[2] We cycled up Glen Elchaig to Iron Lodge, and set off up the track towards Loch Mhoicea...
by TheTortoise
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: An Cruachan from Killilan
Replies: 0
Views: 653

Up a hill and into a cleft

3 hills and 3 days later than planned, we are going home from the Cairngorms. Today there was a little wind higher up, and sheet cloud from 800m. $matches[2] From near Dalwhinnie we set off up the right of way track; slightly awkward round the lodge, the way was more obvious on the way back; to a wo...
by TheTortoise
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Up a hill and into a cleft
Replies: 1
Views: 673

A hill and a hillfort

our_route.gpx This was an amazingly varied walk. It was a cloudy day with little wind. From Sherrabeg, we went through the field, through an open wooded area, onto ridge, super views down to the Spey. $matches[2] Higher up we found some iron fence fixings which looked very attractive, and picked a ...
by TheTortoise
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A hill and a hillfort
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Too nice to go home

After a windy Hogmanay with friends, the weather turned beautiful. It was too nice to go home. We drove to near Auchterteang and walked up the track past green lunch Hut, left fork to col, along watershed over several bumps and peaty low points (good job that they were frozen), then along atv track ...
by TheTortoise
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Too nice to go home
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Short and sweet

On our way to Crieff. Amazingly blue skies as we drove up until we got to Balquidder, when we were on the cloud boundary. It was a late start after forgetting maps. We had lunch in the van at Ballimore. Then a straightforward walk up the hill, admired Ben Vorlich and Stuck a Chroin, Stobinian(snowy)...
by TheTortoise
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:30 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Short and sweet
Replies: 0
Views: 597

Circular cycle ride from Tomintoul, oh, and a Graham

A last minute trip to Braemar with family and we realised that we could pop up to Tomintoul on a free day. It was a sunny morning, mixed cloud and sun afternoon, little wind, cold on top. We took our bikes, from Queen Victoria's viewpoint car park. Undulating down into glen on tracks, tarmac between...
by TheTortoise
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Circular cycle ride from Tomintoul, oh, and a Graham
Replies: 2
Views: 898

Above Loch Katrine

The Hare was out of action with a strained back. I decided to do a hill that he could easily do another time when I was unavailable. Parked at Stronachlachar and cycled to the track up the Glen Gyle at the head of the reservoir. Easy walking on the track to the foot of the hill, then hard going stee...
by TheTortoise
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Above Loch Katrine
Replies: 0
Views: 758

Camping in Glen Kinglass

2 days in Glen Kinglass. Finally a plan had crystallized for Beinn nan Lus, we would cycle in from Inverawe with camping gear, climb the hill, camp, climb Meall Garbh the next day, and cycle out. A good forecast towards the end of April and off we went. It is undulating along Loch Etive and there ar...
by TheTortoise
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:39 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Camping in Glen Kinglass
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Re: Slat Bheinn (Knoydart)

Many thanks for your report, we’ve just been up Slat Bheinn from Gleann Cosaidh and it was good to have an idea of what that route would be like.
by TheTortoise
Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:24 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Slat Bheinn (Knoydart)
Replies: 5
Views: 2240

Slat Bheinn across Loch Quoich

Here is a screenshot of our route setting out across Loch Quoich! IMG_20190630_010019-640x400-640x400.jpg Reading the Walkhighlands walk description for Ben Aden, we discovered that it is often possible to walk straight across the corner of Loch Quoich as shown, and we were delighted to discover tha...
by TheTortoise
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:00 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Slat Bheinn across Loch Quoich
Replies: 0
Views: 621

Spying on cement mixers

We climbed Meall nan Eun from Kinloch Hourn on a very hot sunny day, following the path past Skiary then angling across steep ground towards the col. Maybe a mistake, I was tired after a previous long day, I don't like the heat or steep ground with small tussocks. It took an unbelievably long time f...
by TheTortoise
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:57 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Spying on cement mixers
Replies: 0
Views: 533

Hello from the Tortoise

Hello! I'm an enthusiastic reader of walk reports to help choose suitable routes up the Grahams for a person with aged knees. I've been meaning to join and post my own reports especially if they are different to existing ones. Have finally got to grips with technology and have posted my first report...
by TheTortoise
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:14 am
 
Forum: Say hello...
Topic: Hello from the Tortoise
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Croft Head from the west on the SUW

I was looking for a gentle route up a hill on a path (after the previous day fighting up a steep slope with bracken and crags). The Southern Upland Way has been rerouted to go over Croft Head so I thought I would try this approach, though hadn't managed to find out many details. I started where the ...
by TheTortoise
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Croft Head from the west on the SUW
Replies: 0
Views: 764
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