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Loch Fyne Gathering 8th-10th Sept

Discussion in 'Scotland North' started by Dreadhead, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    A few of us are planning another meet (what we call our Highland Bushcraft Gathering) at Loch Fyne from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September. Our meets are always informal, just rock up and enjoy yourself whether it's sharing skills or just getting out and relaxing.

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    Bod knows the site and has given these coordinates 56.076759,-5.253626 - link here for google maps
    Cars can be parked just off the B road. Basically we will be in that location all weekend.

    We love skill sharing, so I'll be running some form of leather workshop, it's looking like a waxed leather tankard (I do ask anyone wanting to take part to chip in a tenner to cover materials cost that's all). A few of the others may also be showing various skills its undecided yet. Likewise if you have anything to share, please come along and get involved.

    Anyone wanting to come along, if you could just comment on here or get in touch so we have an idea of numbers, and know to look out for anyone. Cheers
     
  2. GGTBod

    GGTBod Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Nice one Hamish, there are several fresh water streams running down into the sea loch, depending on plant levels it can be a pia to get too so it is advisable to bring some water too as sometimes during this time of year the streams are very low flow rate, I'll be taking 20 ltr just for my cups of tea n coffee lol
     
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    GGTBod Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    The loch is packed with delicious fresh mackerel and crustaceans, the shore is heaving with shellfish too so plenty of foraging prospects.

    Bring midge protection ;) :D
     
  4. Sanji

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    Could be tempted by this, hopefully I'm free that weekend

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  5. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    I think a group forage is in order ;)


    the more the merrier :)
     
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    I'm wishing i lived even remotely near to Scotland - this sounds amazing - have fun!
     
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    Yup! This sounds interesting!
     
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    I'll be bringing a couple of fishing rods along also....Hopefully catch more than some dog fish this time 😁
     
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    GGTBod Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Last time I was up there with had a small dinghy and we were going like 50ft off shore and the mackerel were virtually jumping in the boat
     
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    Hello all, is this Loch Fyne meet still going ahead? Any other details, and I don't suppose anyone will be leaving from around Glasgow too? :)
     
  11. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    Definitely going ahead aye, hopefully you can join us :) I don't know of anyone else coming from Glasgow though I know there are 20+ members at least from that area
     
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    Thanks @Dreadhead - sounds good! I will investigate transport.
     
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    Gutted, I'm travelling through this area the weekend before. Currently in the Hebrides waiting for the weather to settle for a kayak rip to Jura.

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  14. GGTBod

    GGTBod Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    I know it is very easy to get from Glasgow to Arrochar and tarbet at the north end of Loch Lomond, it is about 20 mile west of here, last time i got from there to loch fyne i did it with shanks pony and hitching, only took a few hours. but the bus up from Glasgow bus station was only about $3 each way
     
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    Spot on that's me all sorted, just got my train ticket to meet up wi Steve at Lockerbie, really looking forward to getting up in those mountains again, it was July 2014 last time i was at Loch Fyne and it was part of my first mostly solo extended camping trip, ended up being out there for 3 weeks living on 3 different lochs (2 salt and 1 fresh water) and attending two different wilderness living courses in 2 different parts of Scotland whilst i was out there, so mad looking back i was soo bloody green and hooked to the outdoors and i really didn't want to go home back to the city and the first week back was mental torture, learnt so much about myself and that i could live outdoors and enjoy it, had some mad adventures since then and plenty more to come, i still have the very first spoon i carved on that journey and i was just oiling it yesterday
     
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    Is this open to anyone lads? Would love some time round a loch
     
  17. Dreadhead

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    of course! more than welcome. See you there
     
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    Brilliant. Is it hammock friendly?
     
  19. Dreadhead

    Dreadhead Bushcrafter through and through

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    if you click on the link in the first post to google maps you can see it in street view. looks like there are plenty of trees for hammocks
     
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    wee bump for this if anybody else fancies it

    so far we have around a dozen confirmed
     

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