Culra Bothy Munros
by Fairweather Softie » Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:54 am
Planning on camping here next weekend, never wild camped before so a bit daunting to be honest. Going to cycle in from Dalwhinnie as I will be carrying a big bag.
Has anyone been recently? Are the midges horrendous? I drink loads of water normally is there lots of opportunities to get water higher up the hills?
Planning on arrive at 09:19 at Dalwhinnie station, cycle into bothy, set up tent, climb Ben Alder and neighbour on same day. Overnight camp then the 4 on other side next day, back to tent, pack up and cycle back for last train at 2000 or ideally if I get early start I could catch 1621 from Dalwhinnie. Basically a 1 night camp. Is this achievable?
by simon-b » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:09 am
by Fairweather Softie » Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:36 am
Not overly fussed about camping its just a means to a end to get hills done over 2 days without crazy early drive from Glasgow. I bought the tent 4 years ago and its only been used once at a campsite.
by prog99 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:01 am
That’s how I did them first time around.
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by simon-b » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:08 am
Here is an account of my trip to the North Alder 4, if it is of any interest to you.
Good luck, whichever choice you make!
by Arthurs Eat » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:41 pm
by Fairweather Softie » Tue Aug 27, 2019 12:47 pm
by Csm8 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:16 pm
Fairweather Softie wrote:Thanks for advice everyone, going to stick with plan of camping. Think I will take Arthurs Eat's advice and do the 4 hills on 1st day, it will give me a fighting chance of making the 1621hrs train home on the Sunday. My luck will be seeing it depart just as I arrive and having over 3 hours to wait till next one!
Apart from the initial uphill cycle on the way back, its a much faster ride out to Dalwhinnie than it is in the way!
by rockhopper » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Not sure if it's any use but link below may help ?
by Alteknacker » Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:09 pm
I cycled in one evening, and did the Munros the next day (albeit a somewhat longer route than you are proposing).
If you're interested, this is my report, and you can see the timings on the pics.
The place I camped is absolutely superb.
by Sunset tripper » Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:00 am
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by Fairweather Softie » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:17 pm
Took be 25mins to pitch the tent in the garden on Monday night, should have been less than 10
Thanks again everyone, just hoping for 2 dry days next weekend.
by Sgurr » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:50 pm
Sorry, no link to trip report, as we had done all the Munros before discovering any online sites.
Enjoy your trip.
by ScotFinn65 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:32 pm
Route seems the same but timings slightly different.
by Giant Stoneater » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:18 pm
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