Where will you be going?
by Silverhill » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:10 pm
I was supposed to go walking and cycling on Arran in May, but that turned into a holiday to Roondthehoose So I might try again at some point, maybe in autumn.
Then there are of course the hills, though I haven't got any specific ones in mind.
But what I am really looking forward to is continuing on the Rob Roy Way. What a gem that is! The scenery is stunning and it is great to finally walk in areas, previously 'neglected' due to the munro bug, and see the hills from a different perspective.
I started in January, doing it as day walks, one stage every weekend or so. Did Ardtalnaig to Amulree on 22nd March, the day before lockdown. It was a magnificent walk, just loved the relative remoteness of it. I might just repeat that section, before moving on to the next stage to Aberfeldy! Below are some pictures to tempt you.
So the Rob Roy Way is a definite. And where will you go, when you go?
by KatTai » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:35 pm
by Silverhill » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:58 pm
by Backpacker » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:58 pm
by Sgurr » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:21 pm
by Silverhill » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:34 pm
Backpacker wrote:Somewhere pathless, boggy and awkward to get to
Brilliant Backpacker! That shouldn't be too difficult in Scotland! Do let us know how you got on and how deep the bogs were
Sgurr wrote:Somewhere that doesn't involve the A 9 or the A92 or I will be sitting in a traffic jam all day. Probably somewhere that husband with mending hip can walk....i.e. somewhere flat. I guess I have ruled out most hills. Never mind they will all be like this
Hope your husband is making good progress with his recovery. Flat walks are nice too and I'm not in a real hurry to return to the hills either. I will just be good to walk somewhere else than round the housing estate for a change!
by PeteR » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:28 am
by Mal Grey » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:36 am
In the meantime, I hope to get a few trips in, just can't get my head around where I'm going to camp at the moment! If we're allowed, I may end up in the Massif Central instead for a week or two.
Anyway, if we can manage a whole week without meeting a soul at Easter 2019, if you're imaginative enough with what hills you're dragging canoes over, solitude is not difficult to find!!!
by rockhopper » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:40 am
by Hike Man » Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:02 am
I will probably try some of the longer walks as they are less inclined to be mobbed.
The problems will not be on the hills but in the car parks or other non regulated parking areas.
Looked on the Cairngorm National Park site just now and their advice is unchanged even with the lifting of travel restrictions. This may change once they have decided their position, we will have to wait and see.
Anyway I’m just happy that some normality is creeping back and look forward to my next hill. It’s been a while.
by litljortindan » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:33 am
I have a notion that the lockdown and its attendant wee hills, lumps and bumps have altered my perception a bit so I'm not necessarily averse to further local exploration of what I could see from my five mile perimeter and not necessarily thinking of big hills and walks further afield. Small will do for now it seems. Also mindful of walking within my limits.
At the moment I am dodging the grass pollen and I usually only do a couple of walks in July and August anyway so I'm not exactly raring to go. But if there's the right weather (dry) and the right pollen count (low) then I'll be exploring tracks in the north west with the odd small hill thrown in but also some parts of the Cairngorms. I have a day trip routine for that of getting up early and just making a couple of stops for fuel so that should fit with a safety first approach.
I do have a bit of an issue with "sticking to where you know" but if I can walk somewhere familiar with sunrise or sunset thrown in then I am more than happy or if I can walk somewhere new but easy then I am happy with that too. Plus pouring over bing maps is always a fun thing to do.
by al78 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:39 am
Backpacking trips will have to wait until next year.
by EmilyD » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:51 am
by iain_atkinson_1986 » Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:32 pm
by malky_c » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:07 pm