Arrochar(Saturday 22/10/2016 - Day walk)
Lots of options, weather looking ok at the moment. Potentially Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime. Plus also the Cobbler as an option if anyone wants to do that. Meet 9.30am at Succoth car park (pay & display). walkhighlands.co.uk Arrochar routes
Arran(Saturday 29/10/2016 - Day walk)
Elaina and I are planning to go to Arran with our friend Cath (of nun's outfit on the Aonach Eagach fame!). Weather and fitness permitting plan to do Lochranza to Brodick via a few summits. Catching 7am ferry. All welcome.
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It was a breezy and cold day but with good visibility. When we arrived at the lochain we took time to plant a bulb each and had a few minutes silence to have our own thoughts and memories of Linda .........
Leisurely cycle to Salen then it was that never ending hill to Tobermory. It went on and on and up and up till we lost the will to live! The only bonus was the steep downhill into Tobermory!! That night we had a great shindig in the Mishnish.
We soon found the Union Canal towpath and headed west. The path was rather bumpy with loose stones and unfortunately by the time we got to 6 miles outside Linlithgow, Gail's tyre got a puncture. As she had forgotton to bring a spare tube .........
We headed up the track to Glen Sannox then up and onto Suidhe Fearghlas for our first stop with wonderful views across the Clyde to the mainland. The next challenge was up the Witches Step and onto The Castles. This is always an interesting scramble .........
The path from the track was basically nonexistent and we climbed up through the fairly boggy ground towards where we thought Beinn Tulaichean lay! As we climbed upwards the forecast cloud and mist became thicker. Gradually Irene and I became left .........
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