Monthly Archives: November 2010

Mountain Aid Winter Safety Talks

I went to see Mick Tighe in Carluke last night, at the Mountain Aid Winter Safety Talks. Mick is knowledgeable and very witty, and takes a great photo. Combine all three and put them in a small room for two … Continue reading

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Cattle and rights of way

Two walkers were attacked by a bull on a public footpath a few days ago. The man, aged 67 died at the scene and his wife was critically injured. The subject was discussed yesterday on BBC Radio Scotlands ‘Call Kaye’ … Continue reading

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New review added

I’ve added another item to the review page- the OMM Villain rucksack.

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First Blackhill Rights of Way Walk-06/11/10

The forecast for Saturday was sunny intervals and it did start brightly.¬†Eleven walkers assembled at Salsburgh Community Centre, with local walkers supplemented by others from as far away as Livingston and Busby! Norbert Grant assembled the group and introduced everyone … Continue reading

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Off the map and on to the ground

After being laid up with flu and all that goes with it I finally got the chance to walk the route for tomorrows walk, and it’s a great mix of rights of way, core paths and open land. We’ll be … Continue reading

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It’s wet

The weather has not been kind over the last few days and some of the ground on the forthcoming walk will be wet, especially near the trig point. One section of route SM16 (Mountcow to the Lilly Loch) has very … Continue reading

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