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Re: Skye raptor?

I have mixed feelings about it - it snaffled a couple of birds from our birdfeeders. If it eats a Siskin in Spring it's in trouble! :lol: I crept up to the window to take the picture, but it wouldn't fly off - even when I tapped on the glass right next to it to get it to turn and pose for the camera...
by Paul Webster
Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:40 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Skye raptor?
Replies: 4
Views: 3893

Re: Where to buy Withe Gas on Sky a Sunday

Sutherlands garage in Broadford has a store that sells most things, though I'll check whether they have white gas and get back to you. The Co-Op in Broadford is next to Sutherlands (and bought it last year) - both are open Sundays. I'll find out about the white gas.... they do sell petrol! Portree C...
by Paul Webster
Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Where to buy Withe Gas on Sky a Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 3868

Re: Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan

Great photo. Wish we got a view like that when climbing it in 2007; it looked like it was going to clear when we got a 'white rainbow' on the summit (as shown in the walk photos), but then it misted up again. If I'd climbed it in December I don't think I'd have had enough daylight to spend an hour o...
by Paul Webster
Sat Jan 05, 2008 11:37 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgurr nan Ceathreamhnan
Replies: 4
Views: 8017

Re: Bla Bheinn (Blaven)

Yes, I agree about the South Ridge; fantastic views and to be recommended, though with the reservation that those more worried by heights might not reach the true Munro (though they'll still have a great day out). We will add it to the site eventually so it has its own route.
by Paul Webster
Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:48 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Bla Bheinn (Blaven)
Replies: 1
Views: 5604

Re: Skye Hiking in Winter - 5 days route

Hi

If there is snow, you would need an ice-axe so you can stop if you slip. But last year in February, there was no snow; there's none at the moment.
by Paul Webster
Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skye Hiking in Winter - 5 days route
Replies: 5
Views: 4639

Re: Skye Hiking in Winter - 5 days route

Hi Jean Skye has a mild climate in the winter, and most of the time there wouldn't be snow below 200 metres; you don't need crampons for the route you propose, and I don't think anyone would ever use snow shoes on Skye. Your itinerary sounds excellent, though the most dramatic part is the first day ...
by Paul Webster
Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Skye Hiking in Winter - 5 days route
Replies: 5
Views: 4639

Re: Garmin 60CSx

It seems that EasyGPS has a bug that means it checks that Route points (which needn't have to have a name) are named as well as Waypoints (which should have to have a name).

Out of free software, try using GPS Trackmaker instead - this worked fine for me.
by Paul Webster
Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:33 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin 60CSx
Replies: 5
Views: 3939

Re: Garmin 60CSx

No problem.

If you could please let us know which GPX files won't work (or examples of them) - use the contact form on the site - we will look into it and fix. The GPX files aren't intended to contain any waypoints, only 'route points', so this shouldn't happen.

Thanks again
by Paul Webster
Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:22 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin 60CSx
Replies: 5
Views: 3939

Re: Garmin 60CSx

Hi there, The walks on this site are downloadable to your Garmin. It's really the software you are using that is the deciding factor on whether you can download the routes, rather than the GPS device itself. You could use Quo PRO to open the routes in Quo format, all of which then link back to the w...
by Paul Webster
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:04 am
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Garmin 60CSx
Replies: 5
Views: 3939

Skye raptor?

This has started settling on the satellite dish at the back of our house in Staffin, Isle of Skye.
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Hawk at back of our house


Suddenly the bird table isn't quite so attractive!

Can anyone confirm (or otherwise) the species? Sparrowhawk, or immature buzzard?
by Paul Webster
Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Skye raptor?
Replies: 4
Views: 3893

Re: Three Lochs circuit, south Loch Ness

Thanks for your note Beth. We have contacted South Loch Ness Access group who look after this route to ask about the obstruction. Here is the latest news on this: "It was put in to the hands of the Highland Region Access Officer... who has visited and written to the landowner requesting that he...
by Paul Webster
Wed Sep 19, 2007 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Three Lochs circuit, south Loch Ness
Replies: 3
Views: 5730

Re: SNEAK PREVIEW - Google Earth walks feature

The Fort William, Kintail and Torridon areas now have Google Earth tours available for all routes. A new sneak preview is using Google Earth to navigate the site - have a look at WalkHighlands GoogleEarth home (you need GE installed), and zoom your way around Lochaber, Wester Ross and Lochalsh!! We ...
by Paul Webster
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:37 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: SNEAK PREVIEW - Google Earth walks feature
Replies: 2
Views: 3618

Re: Ramasaig to Orbost

Hi Signpostman

Don't worry too much, it's not as bad as you might be imagining!

The 'track' is merely two lines of flattened grass where an all-terrain vehicle has been driven; there hasn't been any construction activity. I think it is just a route shepherds have used.
by Paul Webster
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ramasaig to Orbost
Replies: 1
Views: 5672

SNEAK PREVIEW - Google Earth walks feature

We're hoping to make all the walks available as Google Earth tours in the near future. For a sneak preview, check out the Bidean nam Bian route. You can download Google Earth from that page as part of the Google pack if you don't have it already. Once you've done so, click on the Google Earth icon o...
by Paul Webster
Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: SNEAK PREVIEW - Google Earth walks feature
Replies: 2
Views: 3618

Re: What is the best hill in Scotland?

Hmm, I kind of agree that Suilven should be up there - watch out for it on the site very shortly. [Note: Suilven now here . Otherwise, my top 3 - basically the hills that scared the pants off me - 1. Inn Pinn 2. An Teallach 3. Liathach Actually I found the Aonach Eagach ridge scarier than 2. or 3., ...
by Paul Webster
Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:52 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What is the best hill in Scotland?
Replies: 33
Views: 15328
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