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Beware the bite by Beinn Mhanach
by kevsbald » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:35 pm
Route description: Beinn Mhanach
Munros included on this walk: Beinn Mhanach
Date walked: 16/11/2009Register or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
by John Burgess » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:32 pm
I'm getting worried with all this training for the Tarf Hotel trip
All the best,
My Mum and I got badly threatened by about 3 snarling farmdogs which wouldn't let us past near Troutbeck when we tried to pass the farm at the entrance to Hag Gill. We eventually braved it past them (we were coming back after the walk so had no choice really). Another time I was walking along the back road into Grasmere after coming off Steel Fell end. My Mum was some way behind as she was finding the pounding down the road hard on the legs. This dog ran out of the farm and bit the back of my leg tearing my trousers badly. I yelled at it and it eventually b*ggered off but stood waiting to jump on my mother. I was really worried so hung around. Mum hove into view with her wooden walking stick, the hound took one look and slunk back into the farmyard - they know what walking sticks are, that's for sure!
I really enjoyed Beinn Mhanach - I hooked up with a lady staying in Crianlarich Youth Hostel at the same time as me to do it. It was blowing a hoolie and p***ing it down so we decided it was a good plan for the day. It was a nice straight-forward walk for me and luckily it wasn't claggy enough to spoil the view of Beinn Achaladair and a' Creachain behind. We didn't cross the river much - there's a couple of crossings you can avoid via a small path on the river bank between 2 of them. We never saw Duncan Ban's house on the way out but purposely looked for it on the return - yeah it had been 'utilised' by the farmer which I think is why we never noticed it on the way out.
- mountain coward
- mountain coward
by bootsandpaddles » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:12 am
by Paul Webster » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:41 am
by gaffr » Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:14 pm
There is never ever a boring hill...the views towards the Lyon side are fine....had better weather that you did. I do, also hope, that your dog does not develop a taste for the delicacy he seems to be eyeing up.
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