⛰️ The Hillwalking thread ⛰️
We’ve been down in Ardnamurchan this week, absolutely scored with the weather. I took the eldest up the highest point behind the campsite, Beinn na Seilg, which gave spectacular views over to Mull, then north to Rum, Muck and Eigg, and the Cuillins further north still.Posted 1 week ago
Didn’t meet a soul 😊
We have just done six days on Harris. Utterly sublime walking and meeting an average of 0 people per day on the hills. Lucked out with the weather but my camera now weighs a ton with all the photosPosted 1 week ago
Oooh, we did Beinn na Sielg a few years back. Properly empty hills and amazing views.Posted 1 week ago
Superb, cracking pics Swavis! Harris is magic DavidB, I really need to get back.
Anyone use alpha synthetic stuff? Looking for a 3 season mid weight kinda insulation, not too hot for wearing both up and down. Can pair windshell or hardshell with it?.
Subscribed to the OS Maps online, wow! Have spent the morning printing and laminating maps, still getting to grips with plotting routes but first impressions very good.Posted 1 week ago
Aye, I use it, route plotting is flakey at best, better if you can to import GPX from somewhere else.Posted 1 week ago
bikehike used to be good for creating courses and saving as a gpx, was simple to use as well.Posted 1 week ago
Walkhighlands is an excellent resource for route planning I believe?
I just use a paper map and compass, combined with a grid reference app.Posted 1 week ago
Walkhighlands and walklakes are both good, taking a GPX is useful in pathless areas like my local Galloways.Posted 1 week ago
+1 on walkhighlandsPosted 1 week ago
It’s saved me a few dead ends, bog hops and dodgy carparks.
If you do use Walkhighlands a lot then a nice little contribution via PayPal keeps them going.
It’s nice to be nice
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Yes, agreed, good people.Posted 1 week ago
Wee hills sometimes have the better views.
Binnien Shuas above Loch Laggan yesterday.
[url=https://flic.kr/p/2jW3dmq]DSC_1669-PANO[/url] by Colin Cadden, on FlickrPosted 1 week ago
Squeezed in another wee Donald on the rhinn of kells today, perfect conditions for it, brilliant.View this post on Instagram
Bambino now rides horses every Saturday for 6 hours on the edge of the Galloways, which provides a great wee window for the lovely @mazabout and I to maraud about the wild bounds of what is one of the toughest areas to walk in the country. Meikle Millyea today was one of the easier ones, but braw as ever. #lovethegalloways
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Out in the Peak today, nice to get back
out with the girls
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Any recommendations for a watch (non GPS) with an altimeter function for around £100?Posted 1 week ago
Our good run is starting to run out….after 4 weeks in a row of clear blue skies and perfect conditions, we had a fairly mixed day on the Newlands Round today. Cat Bells was amazing, we were up early and it was pretty quiet all things considered. Simply stunning views. Cloud/mist really dropped in shortly afterwards so it wasn’t until we were around to Hindscarth that we got to see anything else really! Still a great day though….felt really tough actually given that it wasn’t a huge amount of ascent. It was insanely slippery all day mind…..the descent off Hindscarth was lethal!Posted 1 week ago
Can anyone recommend some waterpoof shell mitts to go over softshell gloves? They’re probably going to be sat in the rucsac and rarely used but they’d be really handy for those days when the weather turns unexpectedly rotten.Posted 1 week ago
I’ve a pair of the black wed’ze ski mitts from decathlon, they just fitted in the shop, but when hands are cold and damp I can’t get them on (I’ve big hands!) They’re XL, you can have them posted for a fivr to my charity cause!.Posted 1 week ago
@nobeer – thanks but I’ve got big hands too. Usually size XL/10.Posted 1 week ago
I have the extremities tuff bags, which are great GTX overmitts
Although on a hillwalking day, if it’s not just a little meander, I carry a ziplock bag with emergency buff (can be a hat) and buffalo mitts. Not waterproof but enough protection and really warm.
I’m an XL glove size, XL tuff mits are a good size, buffalo mitts are an XXLPosted 1 week ago
I do have proper winter gloves that I use in the snow or when skiing but I wouldn’t take them with me the other 3 seasons of the year.Posted 1 week ago
Braw!Posted 1 week ago
So, that Montane alpha jacket came from sportspursuit, fits great and looks perfect for what I’m after – not too hot for chilly 3 season hikes, paired with a windshell or hardshell.
Any recommendations for a women’s equivalent? Montane prismatic looks the obvious choice?.Posted 1 week ago
So is this just about premiership hillwalking…
Or are us non-league types allowed in? 😆
Top of Meikle Bin done on saturday, hoping to keep things up over the winter, mibbe start on the corbetts and munros on the spring, once I’m back in to something resembling hill walking fit! 😆 400m ascent is about my whack at the moment, but bit by bit getting there and looking to build on it each time.
Shame it was fairly cloudy, didn’t really get the views of the distant hills ye can get. but still decent enough for a soggy day.
Posted 20 hours ago
In other news, decided to buy a pair of old school hiking boots, just need to properly break them in, my north face walking gutties weren’t cutting it at all! felt every stone in the way back down the forest road!
Posted 20 hours ago
Meikle Bin done on saturday
Last time I was there was similarly cloudy and driech looking!Posted 19 hours ago
That’s better than the views we had last time up Meikle bin! was supposed to be running a 12k race in Kirkintilloch last year, but the weather was stinking, so we went up MB instead, seeing as the bairn was away, and Dumyat in the afternoon, old school lunch in Corrieris.
Too many folk obsessed wi the numbers Joe, there’s some awesome smaller hills, and generally not polluted with folk at weekends. Was up Meikle Millyea last saturday, only met one other person, smashing.
Check out the Donalds (summits in southern Scotland over 2000′), there’s some great hills there, and no too far from you either.Posted 9 hours ago
Aye, will defo check those, seem a realistic choice for winter, as I don’t see myself going into snow really! So will hit smaller peaks when I can, and will go for building up the distance. Got a long term aim of going for the whw in june, so need to get comfortable with distance and consecutive days!Posted 7 hours ago
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