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A Tribute To Scotland  
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1268 times:

As some of you know, I recently spent the week in the Scottish Highlands camping and hiking. It was a school trip organised by a rather eccentric Glaswiegen Teacher and it involves seeing no civilisation for a week. It was a fantastic week and although Scotish weather provailed as usual, we muddled on. We were walking in the area quite close to Fort William called Glen Affrick, although we didn't actually walk in the Glen, more in the surrounding areas and other valleys. We set off from a tiny village called Morbick, about an hours drive from Fort William.

I won't bore you with all the details of the trip but it was a fantastic week and I justb though I would share some of the fantastic pictures we took of a place that not many people get to see. Enjoy.

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A view from our second campsite of our main water supply

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Another mountainous view from the camp. It rained for the majority of the week, but the rain made the whole area look incredibly lush and healthy.

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A view of some of the camp. There were about twenty students and six teachers. The orange bags are survival bags which we put our rucksacks in to keep them dry.

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A view of the river where we washed and bathed during the little bit of sunshine we had. As you can imagine, we came back smelling pretty nasty.

On our second day we climbed the Munroe which is at one end of Glen Affrick. The view is of Glen Affrick, and the only civilisation that we saw for the week, Glen Affrick Youth Hostel. You may have to squint to see it

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A view across Glen Affrick to the litttle bit of sunshine. Pity we didn't get it up the Munroe. These pictures may not interest you, but I think the whole area is beautiful.

The final two pictures are from virtually the top of the Munro, the first one is of Glen Affrick, the second of the Glen we came up from Morbick.






Thanks BA787

P.S. This is probably my last post for a while, although I may look on this afternoon. Off to the Jura region of France. Watch out for my Trip Report on easyjet

Cheers

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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

Yorkshire fool, what are you bigging up Scotland for? Gkirk will have a field day.




One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
it involves seeing no civilisation for a week.

Sounds like ops normal for Scotland  Smile


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 1):

I am a Yorkshire man, but being part Scot too, I'm kinda in the middle of it.

BA787


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1228 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 3):
I am a Yorkshire man, but being part Scot too, I'm kinda in the middle of it.

Poor chap. Sad



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineStrasserB From Singapore, joined Nov 2005, 1541 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
A view from our second campsite of our main water supply

It's always good to have a 'second' campsite ...

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r189/StrasserB/Misc2/s5000784ft5b.jpg

 biggrin 



Still, even in the most arid desert is an airport somewhere ...
User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1218 times:

Quoting StrasserB (Reply 5):

 rotfl  I wish.

BA787


User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3829 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1174 times:








Ain't I a stinker?
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1156 times:

Been there. Loved that.



User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24911 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1115 times:

Scotland, the best small country in the world!
 bigthumbsup 



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2100 posts, RR: 22
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Reply 9):
Scotland, the best small country in the world!

Indeed, Scotland is the only country in the world where suicide bombers are taken into custody for their own protection!  Silly



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlineTom12 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 1078 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Quoting Confuscius (Reply 7):

I live about a 1 hour drive from where this photograph was taken, i think. (The Ailsa Craig?!) I have family in Girvan, which isn't far from there at all.


Tom



"Per noctem volamus" - Royal Air Force Bomber Squadron IX
User currently offlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2100 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

Quoting Tom12 (Reply 11):
I live about a 1 hour drive from where this photograph was taken, i think. (The Ailsa Craig?!) I have family in Girvan, which isn't far from there at all.

That is indeed the Ailsa Craig, and since I live about 5 mins away from you I suppose It's about an hour from me as well.



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24911 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

Quoting Tom12 (Reply 11):
I have family in Girvan

Sorry to hear that  Sad



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
I won't bore you with all the details of the trip but it was a fantastic week and I justb though I would share some of the fantastic pictures we took of a place that not many people get to see. Enjoy.

Thanks for sharing your pics - it's already two years ago I was the last time hiking in Scotland so I've to plan a trip soon.

Quoting BA787 (Thread starter):
A view across Glen Affrick to the litttle bit of sunshine. Pity we didn't get it up the Munroe. These pictures may not interest you, but I think the whole area is beautiful.

Nice, I remember Glen Affrrick as one of the muddiest places to hike, nonetheless very beautiful as the whole Kintail Glen Affrick region.

pelican


User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24911 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 14):
so I've to plan a trip soon.

Sorry, yer banned!  Wink



When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
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