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Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Bridge of Orchy - Killin


Postby smirnie71 » Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:18 pm

Date walked: 12/05/2016

Distance: 42.7 km

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Re: Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Postby AlisonFox66 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:14 pm

Thanks for posting this , given me an idea for my solstice walk :)
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Re: Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Postby smirnie71 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:52 pm

Ooops, meant to set that to private as just tinkering with route options for big ole backpack from Iona to St Andrews in May but glad to have been of service! :lol:
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Re: Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Postby ancancha » Wed Jan 20, 2016 7:38 pm

Would be a great mountain bike ride 8)
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Re: Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Postby smirnie71 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:10 pm

Definitely - probably nicer on bike than on foot actually.
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Re: Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Postby ancancha » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:11 pm

smirnie71 wrote:Definitely - probably nicer on bike than on foot actually.


It would be a slog on foot :!:
I've cycled quite a lot of the route, but not the Bridge of Orchy bit, though was real keen to do that and get a close up look though the gap at the end of Loch Lyon...
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Re: Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Postby smirnie71 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 9:14 pm

It's still better than some of the later stages of these walk. Tarmac Hell!
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Re: Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Postby colingray8 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:03 am

I like the sound of this. Quite fancy this with an overnight camp somewhere in the middle. Would need to be in summer tho'. :D :D :D
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Re: Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Postby smirnie71 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:12 am

Hmmmm does May count as summer?
Trying to avoid mega tick attack hence May trek. :?
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Re: Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Postby colingray8 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:14 am

smirnie71 wrote:Hmmmm does May count as summer?
Trying to avoid mega tick attack hence May trek. :?


We usually get a nice spell in May so as good a time as any. Go for it. Just luck really!
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Re: Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Postby matt_outandabout » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:38 pm

Would be a great mountain bike ride


It is OK. :wink:
Done it chasing DofE on foot and on bike.
Lots of tracks. One short no-path section.
You avoid the crowds.
Glen Lochay / top of Glen Lyon will be lovely in 20 years time with the new forest.
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Re: Bridge of Orchy - Killin

Postby smirnie71 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:41 pm

Would you recommend going along north or south side of Loch Lyon. Looks like there's tracks on both sides.
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