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Fair weather on the hill of Fayre

Continuing my catching up on hill reports from last year. Due to the Beast from the East locking out the higher hills for me and the fact that I just had to get outside walking it was the turn of the lower localish hills this spring. I had noticed a large area of moorland just to the north of Bancho...
by Alfachick
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:12 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Fair weather on the hill of Fayre
Replies: 0
Views: 549

Our 1st Wedding anniversary on Arran

Just catching up with a few walk reports that I have totally forgotten about till now. Last summer my husband had the opportunity to spend 6 months working on the Isle of Bute, with free accommodation. Naturally we jumped at the chance to spend a little time in a new area and get to know the place. ...
by Alfachick
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:23 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Our 1st Wedding anniversary on Arran
Replies: 0
Views: 786

Re: Easing in to 2019 with a walk up Galloway's Fell of Flee

That stuff you walked down is horrific to walk on! Ankle breaking territory for sure. I always think when I am in that stuff how embarrassing it would be to have to call out mountain rescue or the likes on such a tiny hill, that thought always makes me take it a little slower and more carefully :lol...
by Alfachick
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:32 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Easing in to 2019 with a walk up Galloway's Fell of Fleet
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: What a Crock

I love that photo so much! It just always brings a smile to my face. I have to admit I was wondering where exactly this drainage ditch could have been when I was wheezing my way up the hill :lol: I had plans to do another small hill today but my calves were screaming at me as soon as I started walki...
by Alfachick
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: What a Crock
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Re: Plans for 2019

Tick off the 8 remaining Angus hills. These are all relatively local to me so should be easy enough to find the time to do at some point this year. I am also going to be based in Nairn for at least 3 months at the start of 2019 so tick off as many of the hills in Moray as possible. Get out and tick ...
by Alfachick
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:39 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plans for 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 5805

Re: a Wander on West Lomond

Yes I am glad we avoided the 1st but even so the car park was pretty full when we arrived and by the time we left folk were parking along the sides of the road. I couldn't believe how busy it was, well I could!

Thats a top tip about going behind Mapsie Den and the Icicles! Thanks for that :D
by Alfachick
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:45 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: a Wander on West Lomond
Replies: 2
Views: 737

What a Crock

Well whilst continuing on my mission to get back my hill fitness and lose some of the festive flair I decided that I would go walking again today. I had grand plans to tick off Crock, Creigh Hill and Mile Hill today. :shock: ... Yeah lets face it that was never going to happen! :lol: I had done my r...
by Alfachick
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:43 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: What a Crock
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

a Wander on West Lomond

So after blowing away the cobwebs on benaquhillie the other day I managed to persuade some friends to come out on a "new years day walk" on the 2nd.... more likely to be legal to drive and also more likely for people to be able to move their bodies without being ill. :lol: So with a full c...
by Alfachick
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: a Wander on West Lomond
Replies: 2
Views: 737

Blowing away the cobwebs on Benaquhallie

So after a fairly long time away from the hills due to work and uni commitments and an indulgent Christmas I decided that a small hill was in order to make sure that I could still move my body. The criteria were, something small that the new puppy could manage, something with a trig point. I also wa...
by Alfachick
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Blowing away the cobwebs on Benaquhallie
Replies: 2
Views: 1411

Re: The one that got away...

Thank you for showing me the views that we missed out on our trip up the cairn well 3! Those walk reports of yours are excellent. The Lochnagar one really made me want to head up there as soon as possible, I have been kind of saving it for a bit to take the Yorkshire man out again. :lol:
by Alfachick
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The one that got away...
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Bonny Ben Lomond

Another May weekend and another forecast for amazing weather, so a plan was hatched to meet a friend at Ben Lomond for a couple of nights camping and a walk up the areas most famous mountain, Ben Lomond. We met in the CoOp in Balloch quite early on the Saturday and stocked up on the essential campin...
by Alfachick
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bonny Ben Lomond
Replies: 0
Views: 812

The one that got away...

So as the weather was so spectacularly good the weekend following our wee camping adventure and learning curve, I decided that I should finally tick off the one that got away.... Regular readers (if I have any :? ) may remember my post of the Cairnwell 3.... Here it is if you havent had the delights...
by Alfachick
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The one that got away...
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

A day (and night) in the wilderness

I am catching up on a few of my walk reports whilst I have a little time to myself. So without further ado... As the May Day bank holiday looked like it was going to be a cracker I had decided to rope my friend into a long over due camping trip. We settled on a walk in, camp, hill(s), walk out plan....
by Alfachick
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A day (and night) in the wilderness
Replies: 0
Views: 736

Re: 2018 Midge & tick watch

Plenty of midges appeared out of nowhere on the top of Crag Leacach and some were even biting on Saturday. Bastard things. Seems they are out a little early this year?
by Alfachick
Sun May 13, 2018 6:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 2018 Midge & tick watch
Replies: 58
Views: 11162

Re: What's your oldest piece of kit?

A bit late to the party, but my oldest bit of kit is my North Face firefly tent. It was given to me as a christmas present when I was about 7 I think. So that makes it 25 years old now! Just had it out this week and it is still performing nicely, although the ground sheet lets water through if you s...
by Alfachick
Thu May 10, 2018 9:59 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's your oldest piece of kit?
Replies: 49
Views: 8987
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