Ben Lomond (via Ptarmigan Ridge)(Saturday 24/6/2017 - Day walk)
Ben Lomond is a relatively easy Munro suitable for anyone who is reasonably fit. Plan is to do the more interesting route up the Ptarmigan ridge and then down the tourist path (see https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochlomond/ben-lomond.shtml which describes route in reverse). 11km (7miles)/950m (3,10 .... walkhighlands route description
Northern Lakes(Friday 28/7/2017 - Weekend)
Weekend trip to the Lake District. Staying at the White Horse Inn Bunkhouse (see link). Travelling down Friday 28 July returning on Sunday 30 July.
There are still other rooms available so please feel free to get together and book direct. White Horse Inn Bunkhouse
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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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