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Bad weather

We'll try to keep the fine weather for you - it hasn't rained for weeks 8) I would say if the weather wasn't good and you wanted still to visit the Quiraing and the Storr, the best thing would not be to follow the Skyewalk route on either of them. The routes described head up to the summits which wo...
by Paul Webster
Fri Jun 22, 2007 7:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: hoping for fair weather
Replies: 1
Views: 2844

Drought

Drought reaches NW Scotland!

It hasn't rained now in Staffin (North Skye) for over a fortnight - is it a record :?:

It is bizarre seeing the flooding and heavy rains in England on TV. Is Global warming making the depressions pass further south?
by Paul Webster
Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:04 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Current weather conditions - Skye
Replies: 7
Views: 7189

Thanks

Thanks for getting us started with our first comments on a specific walk (Macleods Maidens)! Re: walking in trainers. I know a few people who do it; and apart from on boulder fields or scree it isn't completely impractical, though there's obviously alot more risk of ankle injury than walking in boot...
by Paul Webster
Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:16 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: walking in trainers
Replies: 3
Views: 4866

Sgurr nan Gillean

Hi there Sgurr nan Gillean is one of the harder Cuillin summits to reach. It is a very rough walk but fairly straightforward for anyone with experience of hillwalking (unless it is misty, in which case the route is very hard to find) until about the last couple of hundred metres of the ascent. The f...
by Paul Webster
Sat Jun 16, 2007 6:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: sgurr nan gillean
Replies: 1
Views: 3071

Rubha Hunish, Skye

Two trips up to the northernmost point on Skye this week.... Lots of nesting razorbills, shags and kittiwakes as usual. There are also a pair of bonxies (Great Skuas) which seem to be resident near the tip of the peninsula. Also saw an otter swimming off the west side of the Hunish on Thursday night...
by Paul Webster
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:07 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Rubha Hunish, Skye
Replies: 0
Views: 2824

Thanks

Thanks Tom. We've added a note to the Hompage to make it clear which regions have their walks online at the moment; hopefully this will be changing pretty soon. We've also made some changes to stop the pictures going over the map on narrower screens (or if you have your favourites open). Let us know...
by Paul Webster
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:30 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: Onwards and Upwards
Replies: 1
Views: 3211

Thanks

Thanks for your encouragement John.

I've added a note on the homepage to make it clearer that the other regions are 'coming soon' as far as walks go.
by Paul Webster
Sun Jun 03, 2007 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: Very Impressed!
Replies: 3
Views: 3433

cycling and walking

Hi there, As you suggest, Trotternish in the north is great for cycling and also for walking, especially for the less experienced hillwalker - the hills are less daunting than the Cuillin but the landscape is very dramatic. There are a great number of walks in this area on this website. Staffin camp...
by Paul Webster
Fri Jun 01, 2007 11:34 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: cycling and walking in Skye
Replies: 2
Views: 4410

Skye campsites

Bonjour It really depends on what sort of walks you'd like to do. If you are into walking up the more difficult mountains, then Glen Brittle (this is the name that is used rather than Bualintur) or Sligachan are the best choices. Sligachan is easily reached by buses; there is just one early morning ...
by Paul Webster
Sat May 26, 2007 5:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Some question in badly english
Replies: 1
Views: 3479

Torridon here we come....

Finally started properly on the Torridon area of the site.

What fantastic weather - and my initial thought is why is Beinn Bhan so neglected? This was a fantastic walk, and there was barely a trace of a path. Get up there walkers - it's fabulous!
by Paul Webster
Thu May 03, 2007 12:50 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Torridon here we come....
Replies: 1
Views: 3109

Skye - Redwing, Glen Affric - Sika deer

Saw a redwing on the footpath from the Columba centre to Staffin slipway yesteday. Had quite a few of these in the garden last year but this is the first we've seen this season. Also saw a Sika deer by the road near Tomich (Glen Affric). Quite the cutest looking thing you could see (bar red squirrel...
by Paul Webster
Thu May 03, 2007 12:46 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Skye - Redwing, Glen Affric - Sika deer
Replies: 0
Views: 2520

Loch a' Bhealaich

Saw six whooper swans settled on the above loch en route to the Bealach na Sgairne from Glen Affric on Monday.

I've not seen whoopers in quite such a remote and grand setting before... :o
by Paul Webster
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:07 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Loch a' Bhealaich
Replies: 0
Views: 3222

Still mild....

A fine day today (2 March) - still no snow on the Trotternish Hills, and barely any even on the highest summits when we were in Kintail last weekend. This forum now covers the whole of the Highlands, so it'd be nice to hear about conditions in other areas of Scotland..... Anyone know if there's much...
by Paul Webster
Fri Mar 02, 2007 10:45 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Current weather conditions - Skye
Replies: 7
Views: 7189

Otters near Corran

Walked along the old coast path from Corran in the Glenelg peninsula on Friday (see Glenelg coastal walk - a superb walk if you don't know it).

There was a large dog otter swimming along the Loch Huorn coastline - we kept catching him up every few minutes before he eventually gave us the slip.
by Paul Webster
Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:15 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Otters near Corran
Replies: 0
Views: 3116

Roe Deer

I disturbed a couple of roe deer whilst walking to Plockton's Coral Beach today. There were quite close but zipped away pretty quickly.

Not really on Skye, but it's actually the first time I've seen these in the Highlands. Are they common? :?:
by Paul Webster
Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:47 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Roe Deer
Replies: 5
Views: 4181
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