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Exploring Scotlands North West Highlands

Discussion in 'Out and About' started by woodspirits, Jun 23, 2019.

  1. woodspirits

    woodspirits Full Member

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    I have recently got back from 7 days in the stunning mountains and glens of the NW Highlands, plenty of rain and a few midges but above all, utter peace and solitude.

    Flying up to Inverness I hired a vehicle and set about my journey, my original intention was to hammock where I could. However it soon became clear that would be difficult as the single track roads had no provision for parking and the few I found were strewn with no overnight camping signs. That coupled with a hefty excess on the hire vehicle for damage theft etc led me instead to a lovely wooded campsite in the village of Cannich. I virtually had the place to myself with plenty of hanging space friendly owners and a cracking little onsite café oh and fires allowed, all good!

    So for the next 7 days using this as my base I wandered around Glen Affric, Glen Cannich forest and the Fasnakyle forest. taking in Loch Beinn a mheadhoin, loch Affric and Loch Mullardoch.

    I'm not going to ramble on instead here are a few photographs to illustrate this beautiful country.

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  2. jimbo75

    jimbo75 Settler

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    That waterfall is stunning!
     
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  3. Mesquite

    Mesquite Anyone for sailing?

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    You certainly had stunning scenery for your trip Steve
     
  4. woodspirits

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    Thanks, check your inbox
     
  5. Russell96

    Russell96 Forager

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    Looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
    Russ
     
  6. Deekin

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    Glad you enjoyed yourself, and the pics are fantastic. You were up in areas I have lived in, and spent many years travelling around. If anyone has time, there is a (sort of) bus service that can get you around the area. The train also winds it's way North to Wick/Thurso, with plenty of remote, some request, drop off points. Most remote areas have an early morning school bus run, so if you get the early bus out before it stars collecting passengers, it's a good start. Likewise,, getting the late afternoon return journey once everyone has been dropped off gets you "home". This has a reasonable service.

    http://www.thedurnessbus.com/806-lairg/

    and the bus will literally stop anywhere to let you off/collect.

    Glen Affric is stunning,and this is a good trip.
    https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochness/affric-kintail-way.shtml
     
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    Some great info there thank you, hopefully be back before too long.
     
  8. woodspirits

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    thanks Jim yes it is :)
     
  9. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    looks like you caught some rare sunshine mate, quality photos!
     
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  10. crosslandkelly

    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Certainly looks like you had a good trip. Great photos.
     
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    Thanks Hamish, nice pic opportunities abound here! and yes a bit of blue sky helps. :)
     

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