Come on, update this route...
by skye2304 » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:05 pm
Route description: Streap, near Glenfinnan
Corbetts included on this walk: Streap
Date walked: 02/11/2015
Distance: 17.5 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
Well, in my opinion, take a leaf out of Ralph Storer's books ( and other reviewers here) and do not start the walk by cutting across the hillside. It's purgatory, a waste of a couple of valuable hours and best reserved as a recommendation to your deadliest enemy.
Better to go along the beautiful forest track, to the bridge and cut directly up the hillside, Believe me. Enough said. Other than that a great walk.
So, come on you people at walkhighlands, get real and update this route for the rest of us
by spiderwebb » Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:17 pm
It came up in conversation a while later and was pointed out that by leaving the original route it would be less frequented, and hence all the better for it.
The best advice from my experience is to not look at the routes at all. Get the map out, preferably 1:50000 so as to not show all paths and study the walk, mountain, whatever and decide your route, how you would best tackle it, paths or no paths. This also serves to give you a picture in your head of what to expect and also to look for escape routes should things turn bad
by jmarkb » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:21 pm
spiderwebb wrote: The best advice from my experience is to not look at the routes at all.
Except in this case the route on here looks perfectly reasonable on the map, which gives no indication of the evil tussocky ground one has to cross!
by spiderwebb » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:03 pm
Alternative walk in Gleann a Chaorainn ? Although that would go against my promise never to drive down Loch Arkaig ever !! Its a rollercoaster Glenfinnan maybe
by skye2304 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:13 am
Sometimes you absorb the experience of those that have done the route - maps don't tell all.
In fact, that little aphorism has helped me avoid a sticky situation or two in the hills.
I'm very thankful for the kind people that share experiences. Long may it continue.
As a sasanach, from south of the border, I generally do Scotland in the winter. So see more of the white stuff than the brown.
However, a heart sink moment occurred when I emerged into Coire an Tuim and look down to the bridge and saw what I could have done.... Why oh why did anyone suggest that traverse? And I still was no-where near the ridge:(
A lovely day, though....
by jmarkb » Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:15 am
by Sgurr » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:36 am
by malky_c » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:47 am
as this post is not that likely to be spotted amongst the hundreds of other walk reports.
Whether they will want to change it is another matter - if they do, they may want to walk the suggested change before updating the route. Still, no harm in asking.
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