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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:43 pm 
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It is being mapped with military precision even as we speak...

And there is no tcheuchterish tradition up here in our fine bleak islands I'll have you know.


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Sorry getting confused with other north british islands with norse connections that in no way are similar to your islands :wink:

Must get back up there one day though I think Shetlands more me, quite a bit hillier :D


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Here's a summary- note that the profile reads in the opposite direction i.e. Bonar Bridge is at 0km and Ullapool is at 60.6 km.

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884m of ascent, 15km on road, 40km on forest track, 5km Walk of Pain.

I'll scan in the 1:50,000 detail and waypoints (marked as red squares) tomorrow.


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Right chaps, the detailed route guide is available as a 5MB pdf here:

http://www.theheddles.co.uk/misc/C2Crouteguide002.pdf

Of course I'm now tempted to get the 1:25,000 tile that covers the walk of pain, to enable navigation on a stone by stone basis.


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Real, did you have to pay for that map? or is it some nifty software you have, I had to patiently cut and paste from multimap for my 12 page C2C (Great Glen Way)


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I've got Mapyx Quo, and the full OS Landranger set for the UK, which cost about £100 when I got it, and as a legitimate business expense is tax deductible as well.

You can then buy extra maps as tiles, but there is an aggravating minimum number of tiles that you have to get (about 6).


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here's a miniture of mine, I printed it out folded it in half to make it doublesided then thin laminated the lot, rolled around my top tube for most the journey.


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Looking at the 1:25000 maps on Multimap (cheers TK- far better than on the OS site) it shows a road all the way to Knockdamph from Duag Bridge, saving about 80m of ascent, easier navigation and a shorter walk of pain, and also fording higher up on the burns, so possibly easier work.


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....... a road all the way to Knockdamph from Duag Bridge, saving about 80m of ascent, easier navigation and a shorter walk of pain, and also fording higher up on the burns, so possibly easier work.



Good stuff - this is what we're after. On my 1974 retro map the Duag Bridge - Knockdamph section is shown as rough footpath. If it has now indeed become a track (as strangely some seem to) then that might be the better option, passes by bothy etc etc.


EDIT - found this.....

http://www.barbersasa.co.uk/scotland/lb ... chall1.htm

"rough 4x4 track"


....and this - last couple of paragraphs:

http://www.bikeroutes.org.uk/trips/trip21.htm

8) 8) 8)

Looks doable then - Better go look at me diary now :idea:


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Here is the map in which I place so much faith:

http://www.multimap.com/s/ijPyMgvW

What bike would you use for this? My options are rigid Tuffrax or front-bounce Kona? I'd hope to get off with my favoured semi-slick Panaracer Mach SS tyres, but that may be optimistic.


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