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Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile rule

Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby CharlesT » Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:19 pm

Excellent news and enough time for things to settle down before mid October, when I hope to be able to make a long overdue foray into Glen Shiel. Until then I may even try to bag a Hewitt or three. :D
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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby ScotFinn65 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:19 pm

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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:57 pm

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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby Sunset tripper » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:06 pm

A big well done to all the individuals who campaigned hard and largely under the radar to get the 5 mile advice removed from the government guidelines. At last someone listened and it is to the benefit of all. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby brother52 » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:11 pm

“Anyone want to bet it will be 100mph winds, thunderstorms, torrential rain, hailstones the size of footballs and a UFO invasion that weekend? :lol:
Maybe look out that Hilleberg then???
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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby gman » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:23 pm

Might be worth checking the status of routes on Facebook etc to get current conditions, eg Curved Ridge has suffered rockfall and may be loose.
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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby Sunset tripper » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:45 pm

gman wrote:Might be worth checking the status of routes on Facebook etc to get current conditions, eg Curved Ridge has suffered rockfall and may be loose.


Good point gman. Also worth bearing in mind moutain rescue have stated their capabilities are going to be greatly reduced while working with the corona.

There was advice from MRT before the lockdown that folk should stick to hills, routes and conditions well with in their capabilities - Its still good advice.
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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby rockhopper » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:03 pm

Sunset tripper wrote:There was advice from MRT before the lockdown that folk should stick to hills, routes and conditions well with in their capabilities - Its still good advice.

Might be short lived euphoria on my part then....
....given my current level of fitness, perhaps I should stick to the hill up to the local shops :silent: :crazy:
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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby Essan » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:07 pm

There are at least 100,000,000,000 midges, millions of clegs, and billions of ticks all sitting there waiting for their free food.

They have been starving for months .....

And that's without the tens of thousands of crockles, neds and others all desperate to dump their litter and start a few fires.

I will be staying away ;)
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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby Giant Stoneater » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:29 pm

The strange thing is government advice is still "Avoid crowded places"
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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby rgf101 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:29 am

Keen as I am to get out, I think I'll be waiting for the initial rush / school holidays to finish, and for teething problems with social distancing at pubs and hotels to be worked out.
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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby al78 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:45 am

Essan wrote:There are at least 100,000,000,000 midges, millions of clegs, and billions of ticks all sitting there waiting for their free food.

They have been starving for months .....

And that's without the tens of thousands of crockles, neds and others all desperate to dump their litter and start a few fires.

I will be staying away ;)


So back to normal then.

The bugs have other food sources than humans, and irresponsible people have always existed, and always will.

Staying away because of normal conditions seems illogical, unless you mean you will go in late autumn when the biting insect population has subsided.
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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby al78 » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:47 am

Giant Stoneater wrote:The strange thing is government advice is still "Avoid crowded places"


How do you know if the place you plan to visit is crowded before you get there? If I wanted to backpack from Glenfinnan to Inverie then to Kinloch Hourn, is that likely to be crowded?
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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby Sgurr » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:58 am

I think it will be fair to predict that the A9 northwards and the A82 ditto will be solid with traffic on the first week especially if people haven't had to go back to work yet.
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Re: Scotland: (tentative) July 3rd date for end of 5-mile ru

Postby KatTai » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:43 am

Sgurr wrote:I think it will be fair to predict that the A9 northwards and the A82 ditto will be solid with traffic on the first week especially if people haven't had to go back to work yet.


I have a few within 30 miles to start me off with, one walk should be quiet enough because the two Munros are usually accessed a different way but I still think it will be a set off early thing until things quieten down. Plus its cooler earlier in the day.
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