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Re: A Cheap Lesson Learned.

Unless the rules regarding Bothy/shelter use have been changed I don't think that a few midges would count as an emergency? :) As it stood or stands? the use of a fixed shelter is not allowed so perhaps the rules have been broken. Oddly enough I have been twice involved in the quelling of stove fire...
by gaffr
Tue Aug 31, 2021 9:59 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A Cheap Lesson Learned.
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: A Cheap Lesson Learned.

More than just careless....D o E folks should not be in the Bothy apart from emergencies perhaps. Camping is the shelter and cooking done outside of a tent. I would say that they should be failed for this Award. Were it not for the users in the Bothy the building could have been burnt down. I can re...
by gaffr
Tue Aug 31, 2021 8:07 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: A Cheap Lesson Learned.
Replies: 15
Views: 1236

Re: Sgurr Dubh

In good fine dry weather we combined this top with the other Corbett Sgorr nan Lochan Uaine when staying at the Ling Hut. The descent from Sgurr Dubh required quite a bit of patience and Jinking about between the broken rock terraces to get a reasonable way down. :)
by gaffr
Thu Aug 26, 2021 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Sgurr Dubh
Replies: 2
Views: 157

To Loch Pattack and beyond.

After checking out the new arrangements for access to the Ben Alder track on Sunday when passing on a bike trip we decided on a reprise of the round trip Dalwhinnie back to Dalwhinne made thirty years ago. $matches[2] $matches[2] $matches[2] $matches[2] $matches[2] $matches[2] $matches[2] $matches[2...
by gaffr
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:49 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: To Loch Pattack and beyond.
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Glen Feshie Parking

Came down through the Allt Ruadh parking area this afternoon.
Closed until Spring 2022....up till then it will be used by Forestry trucks to take away extracted timber. No problem for access on foot.
by gaffr
Tue Aug 24, 2021 4:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Feshie Parking
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Options for the Fisherfield round

Also worth consideration.... The refuge at Shenavall from where you can have access to all of them along with the fine Corbetts in the area.
by gaffr
Tue Aug 24, 2021 3:09 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Options for the Fisherfield round
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Railway Crossing at Dalwhinnie

As it is at the moment there are just two options....leave vehicle at the extended parking close to the locked crossing and cycle to the alternative at the underpass or pay the £3 per day for the filling station parking. I would be sure that the folks living in the houses prior to the underpass woul...
by gaffr
Tue Aug 24, 2021 8:31 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Railway Crossing at Dalwhinnie
Replies: 103
Views: 6467

In praise of the litter pickers.

Rubbish disposed of by walkers and motorists and others is a blight on the Highlands. Especially so when out on the stride extender I regularly meet folks with the safety jackets on and with the grabbing sticks picking up thrown away litter on the paths, beside cycle tracks and the verges of the roa...
by gaffr
Mon Aug 23, 2021 4:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: In praise of the litter pickers.
Replies: 12
Views: 647

Re: 5 Munros for Beginners

Although you may go over Carn Ban Mor on the easiest route out to Sgor Gaoith.....CBM was defrocked during the eighties and lost its status. :lol:
by gaffr
Mon Aug 23, 2021 3:51 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: 5 Munros for Beginners
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Railway Crossing at Dalwhinnie

A few images of the area when passing on my stride extender.
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Chained up gates with spy cameras.
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Plenty of free vacant parking spaces in the newly laid out area close to the crossing.
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Use the bike to get to the alterative approach.
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Welcome to the Ben Alder approach walkers and bikers.
by gaffr
Sun Aug 22, 2021 8:28 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Railway Crossing at Dalwhinnie
Replies: 103
Views: 6467

Re: advice on routes welcome, Torridon region

Enough in your list to keep you active during a summer holiday...and not all of them in the Torridon area. :) Summer holiday yes but you say that you will be here in November-December. :) You will be extremely lucky to get non winter weather during these months and on top of all short daylight hours...
by gaffr
Fri Aug 20, 2021 9:36 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: advice on routes welcome, Torridon region
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Railway Crossing at Dalwhinnie

Your second option would be no bother for those with bikes and with the additional saving of no bread coming out of your pocket.:-)
by gaffr
Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:34 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Railway Crossing at Dalwhinnie
Replies: 103
Views: 6467

Re: How far can I cycle along the Slugain for Ben Avon?

Not quite as far as the first responder. :) My wife and I were on a wee bike tour in the early nineties heading down to the once available Corndavon Bothy. In the days when the Muddy Fox bikes were no more than just jazzed up road bikes without any suspension we turned off maybe a kilometre before a...
by gaffr
Wed Aug 18, 2021 9:46 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How far can I cycle along the Slugain for Ben Avon?
Replies: 9
Views: 492

Re: Glen Feshie Parking

Passed that way on my velo today. Work on-going to create some more parking spaces? Anyway our friends from South of the border were insisting on parked opposite the entrance to the blocked off parking area and making life difficult for everyone. And this despite heaps of parking off road in both di...
by gaffr
Tue Aug 17, 2021 3:13 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glen Feshie Parking
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.

Hello, Big day out Ayrshirealps on that round trip out and back to the area below Cairnsmore of Carsphairn. I think that I recall a big wall all the way to the top of that hill up from The green well of Scotland. Interesting attempting to follow your route and, I guess, imagining the difficulties of...
by gaffr
Mon Aug 16, 2021 9:01 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: The use of the assisted bikes on the hills.
Replies: 27
Views: 1009
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