Friday, 31 May 2019

Day walks - May

Members have had a couple of walks in May.

John and Frank walked from Tyndrum to Victoria Bridge via Glen Kinglas.

Allan, Tom and Ian walked from Balquhidder to Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor.

 Beinn Stacath and Creag Mhor
Looking towards the Killin hills

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Muir Cottage, Inverey, Meet, 17-19 May: 

Eight members of the Kyle Mountain Club visited Muir Cottage at Inverey for a three night visit. This excellent cottage is the club hut of the Cairngorm Club.

Our evening meal on the Friday was joined by a lady from Liverpool who was taking part in the TGO Challenge – a coast to coast walk.

Following a beautiful day on the drive up, unfortunately Saturday dawned cold with heavy drizzle. At 11am the temperature was 8 deg C!  Previous trips to Braemar have always been blessed with great weather.

On Saturday only Ian ventured to the hills; he ascended the Corbett Sgor Mor (813m).  Apparently he had a day with minimal views.  
John, Frank and Stuart did a walk up Glen Ey.
Moira, Jan, Colin and Chris became tourists and visited Braemar Castle which proved to be most interesting. 
Braemar was full of heavily laden and damp hikers taking part in the TGO Challenge. 

Sunday morning dawned slightly more promising than Saturday but still damp. 
Stuart and Chris headed for the hills; namely Carn Liath (818m).  Thoughts of proceeding further were thwarted by the cloud level descending. 
John and Frank walked up Glen Dee towards White Bridge.
Moira and Jan did a low level walk and Ian decided to abandon his planned hill. 
Colin headed for home.

As on Friday and Saturday a very pleasant communal meal was enjoyed by all present. The cottage has an excellent stove with an ample supply of firewood which made for a very comfortable place to pass the evening. One aspect of the cottage was that on all three evenings we could watch a parade of red deer passing by. Also red squirrels were often seen in the grounds.

The weather on Monday morning having not improved much we all decided to head for home.
Despite the poor weather the weekend was enjoyed by everyone and we all agreed that a return visit to this cottage is a must.

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Wild Camping trip, 3rd/4th May; Shiel Hill, Galloway Forrest.

Joe and I decided to celebrate the start of May by having a wee camping trip into the hills of the Galloway forrest.

Our destination: Sheil hill on the left, the Merrick in the background

 We decided to re-visit the scene of one of our earlier camps, Shiel Hill.

 The weather started ok but.......

......... later on turned rather wintery.