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    Has anyone canoed & wild camped down the river Tay?

    Hi Sandbender - thanks for the reply, Nice photo btw - looks like you've got some good gear for the job. I had a look at the SCA vids & read a few articles & I think I'd like to do pretty much source to sea. I have a freind who lives in Tyndrum so I could leave my gear with him and park the...
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    Has anyone canoed & wild camped down the river Tay?

    Hi bcuk, Has anyone canoed down the river Tay that could give me some advice? For a while I have wanted to go for a proper wild camping trip down a river in Scotland & the Tay seems like the obvious choice. I have canoed down several level 3/4 rivers & that was no probs so I want to...
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    Has anyone canoed & wild camped down the river Tay?

    Hi bcuk, Has anyone canoed down the river Tay that could give me some advice? For a while I have wanted to go for a proper wild camping trip down a river in Scotland & the Tay seems like the obvious choice. I have canoed down several level 3/4 rivers & that was no probs so I want to...
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    Christmas on Loch Lomond

    Fantastic - beautiful photoes. I thought of going for a paddle up there over christmas but decided against it as I thought it would be completely frozen, wish I had gone now. Pardon my ignorance but is that a lavvu or is it a parachute? Is it hanging from the pine? Whatever it is it looks...
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    Early Summer Fishing/Bushcrafting/Canoeing trip to Loch Ba (maybe through to Laidon)

    Interesting - might have to give loch ba a visit then, my only worry is that I won't be able to wait for early summer. I had a look on google maps & it looks ideal for camping - as far as you can tell from gmaps. I'd be interested in a bit of fishing & if there's no permit - even better. I'm...
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    Hello from Hamilton, Bonny Scotland (the central bit.)

    Cheers Pandabean, Joining the forum was well overdue - in regards to the vids, I've actually just edited together some old footage with some new stuff & I'll be uploading the results on youtube in the next few days. Nice one for the heads up on the meet I'll keep my ear to the ground, not had...
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    Hello from Hamilton, Bonny Scotland (the central bit.)

    Cheers toddy, Glad to hear there's some of us camping types in the area I get a glimpse of some lads n lassies in outdooor getup every now & then but its nice to know for sure, hope to see you out there one day atb, Martin.
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    Well ? who else saw Landward ? :D

    I caught a bit of the episode where patrick was cooking the shellfish for nick - I think patrick should be doing tv shows his knowledge is very impressive but I think his accent & straight talking demeanor would be too much for some audiences, I think he's great but for tv he would have to...
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    Good to know there's some other canoeists as nuts as me out there, & by nuts I mean able to...

    Good to know there's some other canoeists as nuts as me out there, & by nuts I mean able to appreciate the outdoors even in a blizzard. Must be magic up at Loch Lomond right now I spent 4 days up on Clairinch on my todd about 3 weeks ago & I thoroughly enjoyed it. I've camped on three of the...
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    Hi Barn owl - is see you are a paddler, do you get out on the water much in ayrshire? I've...

    Hi Barn owl - is see you are a paddler, do you get out on the water much in ayrshire? I've paddled up and down loch doon a few times and the river ayr from cumnock to auchincruive great river only wish I'd went when it was in spate, my fiberglass apache got scratched to bits & theres a few...
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    Hello from Hamilton, Bonny Scotland (the central bit.)

    Hi everyone on BCUK, I've only just joined & I'm excited to find out that there are so many bushcraft enthusiasts out there. Been practicing all manner of bushcrafty things for about 8 years (5 years seriously) particularly wild camping, foraging, canoeing, wood & metalwork, fishing...
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    Early Summer Fishing/Bushcrafting/Canoeing trip to Loch Ba (maybe through to Laidon)

    Hi johnnytheboy - new to this site & was browsing & noticed this thread. I love canoeing, fly fishing & camping on islands in lochs so I'm always interested to hear about one I've not camped on before. Have you camped on that island before? If so what is it like? Also how much is a day permit on...
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    Hi John, I just happened upon your Brownlee Pond Meet post while looking for any bushcraft...

    Hi John, I just happened upon your Brownlee Pond Meet post while looking for any bushcraft enthusiasts nearby, I am new to this site & I'm pleased to see others in south lanarkshire getting out in the winter. If I'm right I think you were describing mauldlsie bridge where I used to fly fish...