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Re: Your coldest day?

I went up Turner Cleuch Law in the Borders in December last year. It wasn't actually all that cold, just a few degrees below zero & a nice frost on the ground. Despite this some of the ground vegetation was wet, which soaked the bottom of my trousers at the ankles. I never noticed until halfway ...
by Robertgee
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:14 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Your coldest day?
Replies: 38
Views: 3737

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

We should have come down hard when cases were reported in January. Sometimes it is necessary to make sacrifices now to avoid a worse fate in the future. Boris dithered about for two months allowing the virus to take hold, we are all paying the price for that now. Agreed. Only essential travel for w...
by Robertgee
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:31 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
Views: 13416

Re: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.

Just a pity that travel restrictions weren't introduced back in March. All non essential international travel should have been banned. Much better to have restricted the virus getting into the country in the first place. Travel restrictions within the country are pretty pointless now, as the virus i...
by Robertgee
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:09 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Glencoe hillwalkers fined for travel violation.
Replies: 173
Views: 13416

Re: Corserine and Rhins of Kells

Hello... Recall an estate Road passing a 'new technology company's' building and a number of trails labelled with Norwegian names....an estate owner from Norway? Car park with no problem with access. All neat and tidy on here. Must confess I got the track wrong to start with....turned off further N...
by Robertgee
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:04 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Corserine and Rhins of Kells
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: New Coronavrus Tiers and Hillwalking/Campervanning

As Malky C says, the official guidance has been clarified today. Those in tier 3 or 4 areas are permitted to travel upto a maximum of 5 miles outside of their local authority to begin their outdoor exercise. Indeed, but ‘professional’ ha ha football teams are traversing Scotland, including lower py...
by Robertgee
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:06 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New Coronavrus Tiers and Hillwalking/Campervanning
Replies: 33
Views: 3800

Re: Invervar parking

Try emailing the estate to ask. I tried this 2 years ago to ask about hill access in the stalking season. I very quickly got a reply from someone who was extremely helpful, letting me know that my planned route wouldn't be a problem, and letting me know where they planned to be carrying out stalking...
by Robertgee
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:52 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Invervar parking
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

On a quest to find the Kielder Stone (part 1)

The Kielder Stone is a huge sandstone boulder located on the Scotland England border in the Cheviot Hills and is estimated to be around 1500 tons in weight. It is 26 feet high, 50 feet long and 30 feet across, and was used as a post box during the border wars. In those tempestuous times it wasn't wi...
by Robertgee
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: On a quest to find the Kielder Stone (part 1)
Replies: 0
Views: 392

On a quest to find the Kielder Stone (part 2)

The Kielder Stone is a huge sandstone boulder located on the Scotland England border in the Cheviot Hills and is estimated to be around 1500 tons in weight. It is 26 feet high, 50 feet long and 30 feet across, and was used as a post box during the border wars. In those tempestuous times it wasn't wi...
by Robertgee
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:02 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: On a quest to find the Kielder Stone (part 2)
Replies: 0
Views: 339

Re: Moody Trossachs - finally the "true" summit of Ben A'an

Brilliant report, some cracking photos. :clap: Ben A'an is a special hill for me, as it was the first proper hill I've ever climbed, sometime back in the eighties. Great idea to continue out to Meall Gainmheich, never been there myself, but looked good, though I bet it was tough going with all that ...
by Robertgee
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:25 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Moody Trossachs - finally the "true" summit of Ben A'an
Replies: 2
Views: 872

Re: Lockdown walking routes.

Biggest problem with your route is how will you get back home? All transport will be shutdown by then, and it'll be illegal for anyone to collect you by car. No driving unless to the supermarket with a signed permit from Boris. :lol:
by Robertgee
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:25 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Lockdown walking routes.
Replies: 17
Views: 2234

Re: MRT observations 22 March...

Totally agree with this. If we want to see an end of this virus it's going to be a long hard journey. Everyone's got to stay at home, except for only essential supplies etc. This virus is going to be here till at least a year or more, but by doing the right thing, we can be past the worst in 3 or 4 ...
by Robertgee
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:47 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: MRT observations 22 March...
Replies: 11
Views: 1286

Kirkhouse to Peat Hill and Deuchar Law, return by SUW

Hills climbed: Peat Hill & Deuchar Law. $matches[2] A scenic walk through Glen Estate, Traquair, near Innerleithen in the Scottish Borders. With nice weather forecast for the weekend, frosty with some sun, I decided to do a route which I've had my eye on for more than twenty years, just never go...
by Robertgee
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:52 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Kirkhouse to Peat Hill and Deuchar Law, return by SUW
Replies: 0
Views: 307

Wether Law circuit

$matches[2] It seems most folk climb Wether Law from Halmyre or Romannobridge, so I thought I'd write about the great circuit starting at the entrance to Cloich Forest. There's room for three or four cars at the end of the public road west northwest of Shiplaw. $matches[2] From here good forest roa...
by Robertgee
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:16 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Wether Law circuit
Replies: 1
Views: 846

Palacerigg

A nice route to follow as it was too windy to climb hills this weekend. Just to say that Palacerigg's collection of rare livestock breeds, as mentioned in the Walkhighlands route description, is no longer there. :( Council cutbacks I'm afraid :crazy:
by Robertgee
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:45 am
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Palacerigg
Replies: 0
Views: 739

Re: Parking at Stanhope

Thanks for the info. Guess I'll just go along and if my choice of parking down the private road doesn't look too great, your suggestion gives a good alternative. :D
by Robertgee
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:11 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Parking at Stanhope
Replies: 4
Views: 731
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