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Torridon bike and hike

Torridon bike and hike


Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:19 am

Route description: Baosbheinn, near Gairloch

Corbetts included on this walk: Baosbheinn, Beinn an Eoin

Date walked: 10/08/2013

Time taken: 8 hours

Ascent: 1500m

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Beinn an Eoin and Baosbheinn

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Great walk but three things to note:
1- Strongly recommend doing this hike in an anti clockwise direction (unlike me). Mainly due to the steep and scrambly descent to the bothy at Poca Buidhe. Much easier doing this in ascent 
2- I took a bike – not too sure I benefited from it as I found the path extremely rock and rough – at no point was I “free wheeling”!
3- Don’t leave as late as I did (13.00- not back to car until 21.00!!)
4- River crossings may be tricky after heavy rain
5- Don't hang around when the wind drops as you may get eaten alive

Apart from that it is a fantastic walk with some of the best views in Scotland 

P.S. The bothy had a sign stating that it was no longer in use for the general public and only for use by Gairloch estate.

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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby jmarkb » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:10 am

Brilliant :clap:

I really enjoyed this pair of hills: contender for best sub-3000ft day on the mainland?
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:17 am

jmarkb wrote:Brilliant :clap:

I really enjoyed this pair of hills: contender for best sub-3000ft day on the mainland?


Certainly up there - views are amazing as you see all the other Torridon giants - fisherfield etcetc
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:18 am

Just realised I got carried away on my "three things to note" part ! Make that five :lol:
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby Meatball » Fri Aug 16, 2013 10:06 am

Good stuff!
What cameras do you use?
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby wilkiemurray » Fri Aug 16, 2013 6:54 pm

Meatball wrote:Good stuff!
What cameras do you use?



Hi Meat ball - thanks

Got two cameras - a sony cybershot point and shoot HXV9 (I THINK) and just urchased the new GoPro hero3 - however not too sure its actually that much better than the first edition GoPro I had before!
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby Meatball » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:31 pm

I like the look of the go pro....decent quality and pretty rugged!
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby wilkiemurray » Sat Aug 17, 2013 2:07 pm

Meatball wrote:I like the look of the go pro....decent quality and pretty rugged!


yeah they give good videos especially when your hands are not free ie scrambling of climbing - don't use it for the still though - still use the sony for them....
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby Collaciotach » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:56 pm

Gle mhath :clap:
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby wilkiemurray » Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:07 am

Collaciotach wrote:Gle mhath :clap:


Why thank you (I think ;))
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby rockhopper » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:26 am

Missed this first time round. Having done the cycle up to Poca Buidh a few years ago, I'd agree with your comments - it's certainly an "interesting" ride but that day I was out to do some mountain biking and wasn't carrying hill walking gear which made it a bit easier - however, it was so rough on the way down that my front wheel came loose but managed to stop in time to re-tighten it :shock:
Earliest I remember walking up here was in the early '80s (bothy has a new roof now) but mostly low level then - really must try to get to the hills up here now having watched your video - cheers :)
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby Johnny Corbett » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:11 pm

Top stuff again. Eyed these two up in the past from The Torridon big boys. Hopefully get up them next summer and yip i'll take the bike, might be good fun. :D
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:23 pm

rockhopper wrote:Missed this first time round. Having done the cycle up to Poca Buidh a few years ago, I'd agree with your comments - it's certainly an "interesting" ride but that day I was out to do some mountain biking and wasn't carrying hill walking gear which made it a bit easier - however, it was so rough on the way down that my front wheel came loose but managed to stop in time to re-tighten it :shock:
Earliest I remember walking up here was in the early '80s (bothy has a new roof now) but mostly low level then - really must try to get to the hills up here now having watched your video - cheers :)


It is a rough path for a non mountain biker (ie me) had bike out yesterday and and rear mech has been snapped after this trip - must have been a big rock somewhere!lol :lol:
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby wilkiemurray » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:23 pm

Johnny Corbett wrote:Top stuff again. Eyed these two up in the past from The Torridon big boys. Hopefully get up them next summer and yip i'll take the bike, might be good fun. :D


Great views u there :D
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Re: Torridon bike and hike

Postby PeteR » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:38 pm

Yet another from the top drawer :clap: :D

Looks stunning :D
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