Loch Ard Canoeing

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Scots_Charles_River

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With a High Avalanche forecast and fresh snow, rather than winter climb, I decided to nip up to Loch Ard.

A lovely flat calm and quiet loch, was a great way to spend a few hours. My Tarp was used in case of any rain but none came in. Very hard to get a kelly kettle going with wet kindling but managed two cups of water. The lifeboat matches from the Brit Rations packs were very fast burning and had stinky smoke.

I was checking out a few wild camp spots fro school trips, some were very messy and had lots of metal litter. I noticed a lot of cut/burnt down Rhodidenrens. Saw quite a few deer tracks at the shoreline. Aberfoyle was back in business after flooding a few weeks back.


Loch_Ard14 by Scotstechy, on Flickr


Loch_Ard13 by Scotstechy, on Flickr


Loch_Ard9 by Scotstechy, on Flickr


Duke Murdoch's Hunting Lodge/Prison


Loch_Ard by Scotstechy, on Flickr

More here http://www.flickr.com/photos/79734192@N03/sets/72157630047288782/with/8274426033/
 
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It is a great paddling place, shame about the litter though.

loch lomond is the same - you got roads, you got litter, you want true wilderness - you need to go further north - tell you what though - I've spent a week on loch arkaig or up in sutherland - for example - (total wilderness) & I've spent days on loch venacher, lubnaig, voil, earn, tay, leven, & loch lomond (handy from Glasgow) - the experiance is always rewarding - & judging by these pics, loch ard is on my list of day paddles.
 
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Chainsaw

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Nice day for it, Loch Ard is my all time favourite! BTW itIt was the FC cutting and burning the rhodies towards the end of summer onwards.

Cheers,

Alan
 

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