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Questions tagged [scotland]

Questions specific to Scotland

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What are the primary considerations for a solo traverse of the Cairngorms in winter snow?

I am putting together my first multi-day winter expedition and am looking for some advice. During Dec 2018 to February 2019 I am planning a solo traverse of the Cairngorms in Scotland, camping wild ...
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What are these concrete posts near the Gallow Hill water tower in Dundee, Scotland?

I've been walking my dog recently in the Templeton woods in Dundee, Scotland. When I walked past the Gallow Hill water tower I came across these concrete (?) posts. There were about 20-30 of them and ...
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Is this fungus on a birch tree Chaga?

Once again found a fungi growing on birch and I'm not entirely sure what it is. It looks quite like the chaga fungi but I'm really not too sure! I have seen chaga in some videos before and it seemed ...
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What are these fungi that I've found growing on a dead birch?

What are these fungi I found on a dead birch? Initially, I thought perhaps artist's bracket or southern bracket, but now I think they might be horses hoof fungus? I'm not very knowledgeable about this ...
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Alcohol-fuel for burner at the Glasgow Airport

I will travel to the Highlands and have a very quick stop-over at the Glasgow Airport since I have to catch the bus from Daluir. Is there any chance to get alcohol-fuel for a burner? In some countries ...
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Are there wild camping rules in Scotland?

I am planning a 7 day trip in Scotland. I am considering some possible cheap options for accommodation, and I have read wild camping is permitted. Are there any rules that need to be respected? Does ...
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Hints for hiking the west highland way

I am a 'newbie' in hiking, and I will be doing this trail in July. Following more or less this plan: -> Milngavie to Carbeth (8km) -> Carbeth - Drymen (11.2km) -> Drymen to Rowardennan (23km) -> ...
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On a coast to coast walk across Scotland, which areas would require the most self-sufficiency?

As a keen hiker with some time off I am considering a self-supported walk across Scotland. Which route/locations would encompass the most self-sufficiency (wild camping/hammock locations) whilst ...
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When is the midge season in Scotland?

What time of year are the the dreaded midge's in Scotland at their worst? I've only really been into the Higlands in Winter and I would prefer to avoid the worst time for these if possible.
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Which month would be, on probability, the best month to trek on the Isle of Skye, Scotland?

I am an experienced hiker/hillwalker and plan to tackle the Trotternish Ridge on Skye , possibly a few other coastal walks, whilst also taking a reconnaissance look at The Cuillin. My plan is to ...
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Where in the US can I find green mountains to hike like in Scotland, such as Dalveen Pass?

I really enjoyed hiking in green, grass covered mountains in Scotland, especially Dalveen Pass. Are there any mountains like that to hike in the US, especially in parks? The Dalveen Pass
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How many “Munro” revisions have there been?

In 1891 Hugh Munro published his list of mountains in Scotland over 3000 feet, since then the list has been revised a number of times and the current total stands at 282. How many revisions have been ...
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What to look for in a winter skills course?

I'm researching winter skills courses for the new year. Most cover all the basics: Self arrest Using crampons and ice axes Avalanche awareness Route planning Is there anything else I should be ...
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What gear for sleeping in wild camping in western Scotland in May?

I intend to go camping in Scotland (mainly the Isle of Mull, that is Western, central Scotland) next week, i.e. last week of May. I have read quite a lot about the weather and know I should prepare ...