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Looking across to cloud art on Beinn Eighe

The SMC guide describes the route to Meall a'Chaorainn up the glen from Loch a'Chroisg as suitable for those with knees past their manufacturer's warranty date. This sounded ideal since all of me, including my knee, was feeling tired at the end of some superb walking days. The road is lined with dee...
by TheTortoise
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Looking across to cloud art on Beinn Eighe
Replies: 0
Views: 264

The boulder table of Torridon

More lovely weather. Having had a couple of low-level explorations because of tiredness, heat, humidity and lack of breeze (yes, this is the north of Scotland in August), this day promised to have more wind. We chose this walk because of the gentle approach, paths and promised scenery. In recent yea...
by TheTortoise
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The boulder table of Torridon
Replies: 2
Views: 433

A little mist round Beinn Ghoblach

We followed the WH route, deciding that it would be good to have a shorter section of path on the return. We'd been along to Scoraig the previous day, when the cloud sat firmly on the tops all the time, so we knew that it was a good path. Following WH guidance, we chose what we thought looked like a...
by TheTortoise
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: A little mist round Beinn Ghoblach
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Cloud on Sabhal Beag

We drove to Achfary from near Dingwall and started to walk about 10ish. The forecast had been a little unclear for the far north of Scotland, but we knew that it wouldn't rain, and we had cleared access with the stalker, so we were sort of committed. There was low cloud on the hills but we hoped tha...
by TheTortoise
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:05 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cloud on Sabhal Beag
Replies: 0
Views: 325

The Alladale Trigpoint

I'd practised saying the name of this hill, Carn a'Choin Deirg, before phoning up and checking access in the stalking season. However, everyone we met on the Reserve just called it 'The Trigpoint'. We cycled from the Alladale car park, up the track which was good as far as the Gleann Mhor junction, ...
by TheTortoise
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:03 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The Alladale Trigpoint
Replies: 2
Views: 505

Across the moors to the Armine Forest

We parked the van the night before at the end of the track at Badanloch, so we could have an early start. The forecast was for sun and fairly strong winds. We enjoyed the cycle in along a well-made estate track. $matches[2] $matches[2] We made good time according to the SMC guide (cos I don't think ...
by TheTortoise
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:58 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Across the moors to the Armine Forest
Replies: 0
Views: 403

Beinn Dhorain in lonely Glen Loth

We had parked overnight in Glen Loth at the foot of the short direct ascent to Beinn Dhorain. Glen Loth is a really desolate place, though ideal for people wanting a peaceful remote camping spot, but we did wonder how many people ever go there. Apparently it had only been recently tarmacked when Dem...
by TheTortoise
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:52 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Beinn Dhorain in lonely Glen Loth
Replies: 4
Views: 618

Carn Loch nan Amhaichean

We drove to Inchbrae, where there is a good parking area just over the bridge, then cycled up Strathrannoch to the farm. There were nice views from time to time of the river. The track in the forest was rather stony, but it was often possible to avoid the stones by cycling on the edge of the track o...
by TheTortoise
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carn Loch nan Amhaichean
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Up Glen Cona to Stob Mhic Bheathain

Today was meant to be a gentle day following our previous long day, but the forecast changed and promised a good day until evening, so we had a second day with a long cycle up a glen - this time up Glen Cona to the foot of Stob Mhic Bheathain. The track up Cona Glen was delightful, initially through...
by TheTortoise
Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:01 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Up Glen Cona to Stob Mhic Bheathain
Replies: 0
Views: 414

Up Glen Mallie to Mullach Coire nan Geur-oirean

We were spending a few days at the Loch Linnhe campsite, trying out our new van and hoping to use our ancient mountain bikes to visit some remote Grahams. It is a bit unclear whether the Hare's bike or my body will give out before we have done all the ones left in this category. Even if you have cur...
by TheTortoise
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:58 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Up Glen Mallie to Mullach Coire nan Geur-oirean
Replies: 0
Views: 383

Lockdown release to Glen Tarken Grahams

Our first real day in the hills post lockdown. Dry at last, with a mix of sun and cloud, and a cold wind to keep the midges away. We parked at Woodhouse and walked up the track past the buildings, gaining quite a bit of height. Bracken on the hillside did not tempt us to strike uphill, but when we w...
by TheTortoise
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Lockdown release to Glen Tarken Grahams
Replies: 0
Views: 578

Re: The ridge of multiple knolls

Mal Grey wrote:This looks excellent, and it must have felt great to find Scotland's last remaining glacier on the way to Sgurr Mor!

I hadn't thought of that, but it does look a bit glacial. We were not tempted to walk on it though.
by TheTortoise
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:29 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The ridge of multiple knolls
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: The ridge of multiple knolls

We did this ridge two years ago, the same route. It's an absolute stunner. I'd go as far to say it is the best of Arnisdale hills. Amazing views and so many opportunities for easy scrambling. Hard to believe it's just a Graham... The summit pano is something to treasure, especially now in the times...
by TheTortoise
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:41 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The ridge of multiple knolls
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: The ridge of multiple knolls

Love the panorama shot, with the impressive white summits in the background. Yes, that picture was my husband's, so I told him that it had been admired. High lochans in the foreground are his speciality! I try to use my own photos in my trip reports but sometimes his are better and have to be inclu...
by TheTortoise
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:35 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The ridge of multiple knolls
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

The ridge of multiple knolls

At last, after lots of precipitation, the forecast was good for the west of Scotland. Following advice from earlier in the month, we decided to camp wild in a remote place for a few days in our campervan, climbing remote hills and not interacting with any locals or shops or fuel stations (or wifi!)....
by TheTortoise
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: The ridge of multiple knolls
Replies: 8
Views: 1139
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