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Re: Outdoor Adventures

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Re: Outdoor Adventures

Postby ORK (Original Red Kite) » Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:02 pm

TheAlex wrote:I'm planning on doing Jura's west coast walk at some point (about 50 miles). It's uninhabited by us lot, with the only signs of human life being 3 bothies, and a cave an artist lived in in the early 90s.

TheAlex wrote:And last year, I did! After not seeing another person for 5 days, despite the difficult terrain in places, it was more mentally than physically challenging. Though during the walk, I was thinking I'd never want to do it again. But I'm thinking about doing it again this year. In spring, to avoid the worst of the tics and high bracken. What a beautiful and incredible place.

Visited twice in 2019 (April & May) and, having done the round of the Paps both times, can vouch for the fact that heather, bracken & ticks were NOT a problem earlier in the season. Have been eyeing the coastal route for a future visit, did you camp or use the bothies (or cave)?
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Re: Outdoor Adventures

Postby O Larsen Beret » Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:09 am

ORK (Original Red Kite) wrote:
TheAlex wrote:I'm planning on doing Jura's west coast walk at some point (about 50 miles). It's uninhabited by us lot, with the only signs of human life being 3 bothies, and a cave an artist lived in in the early 90s.

TheAlex wrote:And last year, I did! After not seeing another person for 5 days, despite the difficult terrain in places, it was more mentally than physically challenging. Though during the walk, I was thinking I'd never want to do it again. But I'm thinking about doing it again this year. In spring, to avoid the worst of the tics and high bracken. What a beautiful and incredible place.

Visited twice in 2019 (April & May) and, having done the round of the Paps both times, can vouch for the fact that heather, bracken & ticks were NOT a problem earlier in the season. Have been eyeing the coastal route for a future visit, did you camp or use the bothies (or cave)?

I was hoping to visit this spring, but it's looking unlikely given the COVID situation.

I stayed in two of the bothies and camped the other nights. Julie Brook's cave was full of goat poo and a dead goat. I didn't make it up the Paps as the cloud was low, and I didn't feel like making the effort for possible lack of views. Though I am often rewarded when I venture out in bad weather. After a cancelled flight, I had less than 24 hours on Sao Jorge island in the Azores, so ventured up despite the rain and wind and weather forecast saying there was only a 10% or 20% chance of the cloud clearing at all. I was rewarded, and had the place to myself! This place is greener than Skye or Ireland. Later that day, my rental car broke down, but I still had a great day despite all the issues.

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Re: Outdoor Adventures

Postby ORK (Original Red Kite) » Mon Feb 01, 2021 3:45 pm

The cave sounds idyllic! Thanks for the info, duly noted.

The Azores look amazing, haven't made it there...yet.
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Re: Outdoor Adventures

Postby camytom » Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:54 am

TheAlex wrote:The castle was great - furnished by an eccentric who paid his builders extra to wear tweed kilts (or something like that) if you want to believe that. With some nice items from around the world, paintings, period decor and furniture, and then out of nowhere a fully stocked dentist's room! I didn't make it over to the west side that time, but cycled to the bit where Autumnwatch film the deer.

Wendelin of Trier wrote:Hoping to 'nip' over to Jura during our Islay visit. Looks brilliant.
Harris is an amazing place. The beaches.. Possibly my favourite, but it's hard to choose.
Mull is another bobby dazzler. It kind of has it all. Managed to spot an otter while we were there last year! Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles, Bottlenose Dolphins, Atlantic seals. We took a boat out to Staffa and Lunga. Walking into fingals cave was pretty unforgettable. As were the comical puffins on Lunga. You mk 677 side effects could sit just a few feet away from them, they aren't particularly bothered by people.
Iona is a lovely little island too. The view back to Mull from Iona is one of the finest in Scotland imo. Incredible.

I don't think i'll ever tire of going to these places, and i've still plenty left to visit. It really feels a world away up there.


I'm planning on doing Jura's west coast walk at some point (about 50 miles). It's uninhabited by us lot, with the only signs of human life being 3 bothies, and a cave an artist lived in in the early 90s.

I love Staffa too. I should add it to my list of favourites. And Iona is gorgeous - that view over to Mull - there was a rainbow over the abbey as I walked by. I was glad I didn't stay in my tent to avoid the rain - I'd just arrived and set my tent up, and didn't feel like doing much.

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I was really surprised by Mull as I didn't know anything about it (apart from Tobermory and the Colin MacIntyre band), and from what I read, it wasn't rated amongst the most scenic of the islands. It was my first Hebridean island, and a walk I did along the south coast is one of my favourites ever - incredible cliffs and waterfalls - and I only saw 1 person in 2 days. It was also the first time I camped in a bivvy bag.


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Thats soo cool phentermine
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