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Trial by Cleggs and Blazing Sun
by Bbbadger » Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:45 am
Corbetts included on this walk: Beinn Each
Date walked: 11/07/2013
Time taken: 4.5 hours
Distance: 5 km
Ascent: 630mRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
The cleggs made their intentions clear as soon as the car door opened. Kit was quickly put on one handed while furiously swatting with the other.
Setting off in the blistering sunshine we thought we had ditched the unwelcome visitors only to be molested once more as we stopped to talk to the land owner at the top of the driveway. We exchanged pleasantries wondering if he was the owner of some type of entomological weapon factory!
A brief respite from the searing heat was provided by the woodland before joining the track along to the helpful signpost. Once on the hill, the heat, humidity and cleggs ratcheted up to a new level, no long break could be taken without becoming literally a sitting target. This continued all the way to the summit where we ate our snack whilst trying not to ingest the beasties.
After a quick figure of eight on the summit we descended quickly, legs threatening to pack in after the steep ascent. Only the thought of getting the feet in the cool burn beside the sign kept us going.
Once back on the track the pace slowed, recuperating on the level ground and enjoying the shade.
The car showing 27 deg was an oven, thankfully the Inn at Strathyre was just a short drive away and a refreshment was enjoyed whilst we wondered what the hell we were thinking about putting ourselves through such an ordeal when we could have been sitting in the paddling pool at home.
- Mrs Badger on top
by dogplodder » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:29 am
by BlackPanther » Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:22 pm
We kept them away using deet-based repellent, managed to get away without being bitten, but I agree that the wee beasts can really spoil the day!
by Graeme D » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:22 pm
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