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Re: Strategy For Using WalkHighlands GPX files with OS Maps

I have a spare case with a (newer) second battery in it for my iPhone 6S, which more than doubles battery life. Seems to work fine with OS Maps for shorter day walks in England, but I wouldn't rely on it for a proper expedition into the Scottish hills, especially in cold weather. I always carry a pa...
by Phil the Hill
Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:42 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Strategy For Using WalkHighlands GPX files with OS Maps
Replies: 33
Views: 8098

Re: New Year on the wild side

We managed to lose the path returning from Bearnais to Achintee in the summer, so it must have been especially challenging in the snow with the light fading.
by Phil the Hill
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:51 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: New Year on the wild side
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Re: Plans for 2018

Bag a few more Munros than the 1 I managed last year (got distracted by lower hills on Skye and nearby islands). Don't want to set a target as it's so weather dependent with probably just a week in Scotland booked in advance, but hope to have a good go at my remaining Cairngorm Munros. Nearer home b...
by Phil the Hill
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:48 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Plans for 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 4409

Re: How did you get on in 2017?

Only managed 1 Munro, but got quite a few Marilyns bagged (or revisited to be able to tick them off properly with a date) - varying in awesomeness from Dun Caan on Raasay to Lewes golf course. Highlight was probably watching a Sea Eagle from above on Dun Caan summit.
by Phil the Hill
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:41 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How did you get on in 2017?
Replies: 35
Views: 4760

Proposed fish farms in Sound of Raasay

Although I live in Surrey, I am a regular visitor to Scotland, spending at least a week there every year. Friends of mine have a cottage on the Trotternish coast of Skye, overlooking the Sound of Raasay. I visited them this year and we went up several of the hills in the area, enjoying the scenery a...
by Phil the Hill
Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:43 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Proposed fish farms in Sound of Raasay
Replies: 1
Views: 645

Re: what maps do you use

OS 50k for Scotland because you can see the shapes of the hills and any paths or tracks more clearly. OS 25k for England & Wales because the paths and rights of way are clearly shown in green and fences are marked. OS 25k for Scotland can be useful for picking out possible wild camping sites at ...
by Phil the Hill
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:49 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what maps do you use
Replies: 15
Views: 2329

Re: Recommended restaurants/ pubs in Portree

Dulse and Brose, the restaurant on the ground floor of the Bosville Hotel on the turn in the main road by the Co-op, did very nice food when I was there in May. Good beer too.
by Phil the Hill
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:17 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Recommended restaurants/ pubs in Portree
Replies: 14
Views: 2629

Meall nan Eun from Loch Dochard

Having done most of the Etive Hills in ones and twos in Winter, I was left with Meall nan Eun to bag. Rather than returning to Glen Etive, which seems horrendously crowded in Summer nowadays, I decided to try the approach from Victoria Bridge. After reading weedavie's report at https://www.walkhighl...
by Phil the Hill
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Meall nan Eun from Loch Dochard
Replies: 1
Views: 1988

Re: Ben-6-More... An intense day & a scary night

What the others said - love your entertaining style and diagrams! I too was scared of heights when starting my Munros. So I started with The Saddle, Blaven and the Torridon hills :shock: . The narrow ridges were scary at the time, but great to look back on in the pub after. That pretty much cured th...
by Phil the Hill
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben-6-More... An intense day & a scary night
Replies: 18
Views: 6772

Re: My Completion...Ladhar Bheinn from Corran

Congratulations! Your reports are always entertaining and I look forward to more.

BTW if you think Scotland is the only country where water ignores gravity, you clearly haven't been hill bagging in Ireland!
by Phil the Hill
Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:44 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: My Completion...Ladhar Bheinn from Corran
Replies: 56
Views: 14743

Re: Precursor to Snowdonia: Conwy Mountain

I was just leaving the area as you arrived, having just spent a week with the family in a cottage 1/4 way up the Great Orme. I walked that section of the Conwy town walls with my son and bagged the Great Orme a couple of times, but with family commitments I didn't manage any other hills :( I had hop...
by Phil the Hill
Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Precursor to Snowdonia: Conwy Mountain
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Bustvålen, Rogen Nature Reserve, Sweden/Norway

That looks a brilliant trip, but tough. I've done some canoeing in the Algonquin in Canada, and even the short portages there were a bit much for me. Can you hire canoes and do shorter / easier trips there?
by Phil the Hill
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:49 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Bustvålen, Rogen Nature Reserve, Sweden/Norway
Replies: 17
Views: 3483

Re: Dun Caan Camp

Excellent hill this. I was up it earlier this year and saw a White Tailed Eagle from the summit, Red Admirals and Painted Ladies at the summit and a Koala Bear in a Eucalyptus tree on the way down! The Koala was the cuddly version and just off your route I think by the road near the old viaduct. Goo...
by Phil the Hill
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:05 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Dun Caan Camp
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: Boot/Footsore Advice

I went through a couple of pairs of the old (proper) Karrimor KSBs over the years. I've tried a few other fabric boots since, but none quite fitted me or were as comfortable. They seem to have more leather or too much padding round the ankles, which just rubs. In the end I went into Sports Direct an...
by Phil the Hill
Wed Jul 26, 2017 1:20 pm
 
Forum: Gear and Equipment talk
Topic: Boot/Footsore Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: Walking with Vultures - the magnificent Gorges du Tarn

I remember one of those signs from my own walk in the Gorges du Tarn. It warned of a "Sentier Adventureuse" or suchlike. Being used to Scottish scrambles, I decided to give it a go, and found the fixed steel ropes and ladders made it a lot easier than some routes I've done in Scotland. It'...
by Phil the Hill
Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:08 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Outside Scotland
Topic: Walking with Vultures - the magnificent Gorges du Tarn
Replies: 15
Views: 3783
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