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Offline Elgindon

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Re: The Hills and Outdoors thread
« Reply #140 on: April 23, 2019, 06:54:38 PM »
 Latest adventure recently was the 4 Munro circuit called the Ring of Steall,up Glen Nevis,Fort William.A long day(10-12 hrs),with narrow ridges and bits of scrambling for added fun.John,my walking pal, recently did the Mont Blanc traverse,ie a high alpine route through the Alps,avoiding summits),and said this route was as close as it's felt to being an alpine route.Typical section below

 

 Route details here https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/fortwilliam/ringofsteall.shtml
 
 If that route doesnt float your boat,The walk up Glen Nevis(around an hours walk there,hour back) is worth a wander in itself,walking thru a rocky narrow gorge,ending at one of the best waterfalls in Scotland(Falls of Steall).Only downside is if you want to get right up and close to the waterfall,you have to cross this wire bridge to get to it.2 wires for hands,one wire for feet.Click to enlarge



 Failing that theres a shallow crossable stream to the right if yuove a pair of crocs or wellies



 
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Re: The Hills and Outdoors thread
« Reply #141 on: April 30, 2019, 10:00:44 AM »
Awesome pictures Elgin! 

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« Reply #142 on: April 30, 2019, 05:23:29 PM »
 Cheers.A couple of local,more family friendly walks since the weathers so fine lately

 The Princess cairns,Balmoral.Think theres about 5 cairns erected by various phases of the Royal family since the 1800s.Only came across them by accident,but a fine wee wander if youve kids,they involve a bit of searching since some of the paths are pretty indistinct

 https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/balmoral-cairns.shtml

 Hill of Newe,Glen Buchat Strathdon - An easy hill,about an hour up an hour down with great views of the surrounding valley and countryside.The quiet roads within Glen Buchat are a fine wander in themselves at this time of year with various wildlife pinging about,Glen Buchat castle nearby

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/cairngorms/ben-newe.shtml

 One of the Balmoral cairns
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