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Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

It was much easier when we had the approx 5 mile from your home, far less debate over it. Maybe they should bring it back with say a 15-20 mile limit. Most people should be able access enough green space away from anyone else with that sort of distance. I dont understand why hillwalkers would be de...
by Backpacker
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
Views: 12823

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

We know that within the rules/advice etc, we could probably "get away with" driving maybe up to 20 miles to walk well away from people, up on the moors, yet still within our county. Our last walk of over 5 miles was in early March last year, just before lockdown, and we followed every rul...
by Backpacker
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:02 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
Views: 12823

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

I am truly very sorry that you dislike my opinion or contribution to this thread. Opinion is very welcome, dishonesty is unwelcome. If you were to have the opinion we should have a stricter lockdown, fine. If you were to have the opinion we should have a laxer lockdown, fine. Those are opinions. Th...
by Backpacker
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:40 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
Views: 12823

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Border Reiver wrote:That's a bit harsh
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-55560814


From memory the police in Derbyshire have been a bit harsh during the lockdowns. They were out with drones during the 1st lockdown
by Backpacker
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
Views: 12823

Re: Hillwalker or hiker ?

TBH I prefer the term plodder, suits my walking style :lol:
by Backpacker
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:14 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hillwalker or hiker ?
Replies: 60
Views: 5032

Re: Hillwalker or hiker ?

WalkWithWallace wrote:Has anyone else noticed that the word 'Munros' gets an unnecessary apostrophe these days? 🤔


Probably because it’s the default autocorrect
by Backpacker
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:56 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Hillwalker or hiker ?
Replies: 60
Views: 5032

Re: Vandalism to vehicle - Linn of Dee 28/11/20

Just out of interest, was the Linn of Dee car park full? I've not been there in a few years but had heard it was overflowing after Lockdown. From social media it's been beyond bursting with cars parked on the verges. I passed by a couple of weekd and it was empty, Linn of Quoich carp park appeared ...
by Backpacker
Mon Dec 07, 2020 7:21 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Vandalism to vehicle - Linn of Dee 28/11/20
Replies: 15
Views: 2307

Clais Fhearnaig circuit new route deviation

Hi Paul/Helen Just to make you aware on the Clais Fhearnaig circuit At NO101921 there's a new track which goes slightly uphill and rejoins the original route at NO088925. This looks to be a permanent fixture to avoid the line of the original track which is now a bit of a swamp in places (including t...
by Backpacker
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:54 pm
 
Forum: Walkhighlands announcements and feedback
Topic: Clais Fhearnaig circuit new route deviation
Replies: 0
Views: 1268

Re: New covid restrictions

That is slightly different from the previous clarification from mountaineering scot. ramblers etc. which implied that it is fine to travel as far as you like, as long as you start in your own area. It now reads that as long as you start within 5 miles from your own area there is no limit in how far...
by Backpacker
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:07 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 22122

Re: New covid restrictions

Just been looking at the council boundarys. I’m technically not allowed to climb my nearest munros but allowed to travel to the west and north west west highlands (at least they’re more interesting)
by Backpacker
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New covid restrictions
Replies: 195
Views: 22122

Re: Travelling out with your local area (level 3)

All the advice is here https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-travel-and-transport/ The section in particular states: local outdoor informal exercise such as walking, cycling, golf, or running (in groups of up to 6 people from no more than 2 households) that starts and fi...
by Backpacker
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:43 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Travelling out with your local area (level 3)
Replies: 5
Views: 1119

Re: Meall na h-Aisre - wet, boggy route, or dry, easy route?

I did this hill shortly after we came out of lockdown and did your route in reverse as I prefer to descend the big if I can, pleasant enough walk and some decent views once higher up
by Backpacker
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall na h-Aisre - wet, boggy route, or dry, easy route?
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: Got a question about Scottish avalanches?

Is that because the Scottish mountains are too small in scale for avalanches at the top level to happen? Yes, and also there is never really any threat to infrastructure (roads, buildings, etc.). I heard somewhere that one reason the Drummochter pass was developed as the primary route north instead...
by Backpacker
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:32 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Got a question about Scottish avalanches?
Replies: 10
Views: 1173

Re: New Coronavrus Tiers and Hillwalking/Campervanning

We are essentially back in 5 mile territory for those in Tier 3/4. So, no it wouldn't be in line with the guidance. Where's the 5 mile limit been published? All I've seen so far is that outdoor exercise is on the exempt list for travel reasons or was it another off the cuff remark made like the 1 h...
by Backpacker
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:50 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavrus Tiers and Hillwalking/Campervanning
Replies: 33
Views: 3676

Re: Scrambling Boots and shoes

I recently did 3 days in the Cuillins wearing Salewa Mountain Trainers, no issues despite them having not much in the way of tread remaining (they’re coming up for 4 years old and heavy use)
by Backpacker
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Scrambling Boots and shoes
Replies: 12
Views: 891
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