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Saying hi

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:39 pm
by wattli
Just joined and looking forward to chatting and sharing. Love the outdoors, walking and cycling. Not long back from Durness, camping on Sango Sands, falling asleep to the sounds of the surf, walking the coastline and getting lost in the beauty of the cliffs and sea. Scenery is outstanding -pub is next to the campsite. Got another week's holiday coming up and heading up to Kintail. Looking forward walking up to the Falls of Glomach. Any one been there?

Re: Saying hi

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:27 pm
by Paul Webster
Hi Wattli and welcome!

I love it up near Durness and hope to get there in the next 6 months or so - it's been too long. I know we've a few other big Sutherland fans on here too.

I've been to the Falls of Glomach a few times but it never fails to impress. The usual approach is from Morvich and the Falls are seen very suddenly on the descent from a bealach. You have to peer down a very steep drop to look at them - care needed - and it is dramatic enough to make me feel a bit giddy.

The other longer approach is up Glen Elchaig and approaches the falls from the glen below; this is a more impressive approach but the final path to the falls fords an awkward stream and also ascends some scrambly ground on a very airy path. Details of both routes are on the site.

Falls of Glomach

PostPosted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:51 pm
by wattli
Thanks for info. Will have a look at both routes in more detail from site. Probably choose the one starting from Morvich.

Is there a campsite in Dornie? Had a look at Shiel Bridge and the one at Morvich, but I remember staying at a campsite not far from the village of Dornie, but this was years ago and it might not be there any more. I have trawled the camping websites but nothing has turned up for Dornie.

Great website by the way.

Re: Saying hi

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:26 am
by Paul Webster
There is a campsite at Reraig near Dornie but I beleive they have stopped taking tents. I don't think there's one at Dornie itself. Hope you have a great trip.

Re: Saying hi

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:57 pm
by Paul Webster
Drove past this morning on the way to getting a real soaking down in Perthshire today (currently drying out in Wetherspoons....)

There is actually a campsite by Dornie after all. It is at Ardelve on the minor road off the main road on the loch side.

The contact is hopefully Mrs MacRae on 01599 555231

Re: Saying hi

PostPosted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:57 pm
by Paul Webster
Drove past this morning on the way to getting a real soaking down in Perthshire today (currently drying out in Wetherspoons....)

There is actually a campsite by Dornie after all. It is at Ardelve on the minor road off the main road on the loch side.

The contact is hopefully Mrs MacRae on 01599 555231

Kintail

PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:42 pm
by wattli
Just back from a week in a beautiful part of the country. Camped at Ardelve - very basic, not 5 star by any means - but fairly clean. Tent pitches are flat down by the lochside. Great mobi coverage on 02.
Biked up side of Loch Long to the road end at Camus Luinie. Spectacular area. Next day drove to road end at Camus Luinie then biked up to Iron Lodge past Loch na Leitreach. Scrambled up to the Falls of Glomach from this track which was interesting. A bit of a scramble and track quite airy in places but worth it. Falls are spectacular. Also walked from Morvich to the Falls later in the week, got soaked on both occasions by incoming downpours. In my opinion the scramble from Glen Elchaig was the best, even in the rain and midgies.

Biked from Glen Shiel up to Totaig on the opposite side of Loch Duich then walked past Casteal Grugaig broch ruins and on down to Ardintoul bay. Nice views of the Skye Bridge and Beinn na Caillich on the left.

All in all a great week.

Re: Saying hi

PostPosted: Fri Oct 03, 2008 8:48 pm
by Paul Webster
And happy birthday too!