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Offline Elgindon

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Re: The Hills and Outdoors thread
« Reply #160 on: January 20, 2020, 04:49:34 PM »
 Just back fae the Port Appin area the weekend past.Climbed Beinn Sgulaird while we were there.Great viewpoint,but a horrible rough rocky mountain to climb.

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 Have to recommend the island of Lismore where we stayed over the weekend though.Rarely hear of it as far as others go,but liked it so much,we're going back again in February.Lots of history,views,low level walking/cycling,....but also quiet,and away from most of the tourists.
   Only downside is that,with a population of 170,there isnt an eatery or pub around,but a short ferry ride(10 mins,£2 each way) takes you back to the mainland at Port Appin where theres a good eatery called the Pier house right on the waterfront
   Unfortunately,we turned up at Port Appin on our way over,assuming it was a car ferry.It was the last one for the evening,and we found out it was foot passenger only.Chucked our gear on anyway,and had to tramp the 5 miles to our place in the dark   8).
    That aside.its a great place in the middle of Loch Linnhe with fine views back to the mainland,and out to the islands and Kingairloch areas.Great for both sunrise and sunset

 Looking back to the mainland with the islands single track main road in the pic

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Looking North up Loch Linnhe

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Re: The Hills and Outdoors thread
« Reply #161 on: March 29, 2020, 03:51:44 PM »
 We'd been trying to get out to the hills since New Year,(normally were out once a month),but every weekend seemed to either be too windy,or rainy.Finally,the last week before lockdown we had a great spell of good weather, with a good covering of snow for those who like winter conditions.

Pics from hills near Dalmally

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  Would have been out a lot more since,as the weather has continued to be pretty good.

Some local walks for N/E residents stuck in the hoose if cabin fever setting in https://www.mapmywalk.com/gb/aberdeen-sct/

https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/aberdeenshire/stonehaven.shtml


 Weve just started walking the first section of the Walk highlands - Johnshaven to Stonehaven route which we didnt realise was all walkable.

  Easy walking so far,pic shows a section from Johnshaven coming upto Gourdon.Gets more cliffy and craggy as you go on,with lots of birdlife,including the puffins which are due to be arriving at Crawton which is en route.Takes you past Dunnottar also

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