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Didn't know whether to start a new topic, or put this in general chat, or just buy some cheap shite from Argos :?


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zigzag wrote:
Didn't know whether to start a new topic, or put this in general chat, or just buy some cheap shite from Argos :?


no argos shite- good sleeping bag is a must, mind you i've noy got one so i bring 2 shite ones which = 1 not bad one :lol:


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zigzag wrote:
Didn't know whether to start a new topic, or put this in general chat, or just buy some cheap shite from Argos :?


A good bag will be a good investment whatever your doing. Tent side of things depends what you think your going to do.

I went the argos/aldi/halfords/ebay route with my car gear, and its more than suitable.


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As regards whether or not to start new post, refer to 'Revised Simple Rules' :roll:


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..... just buy some cheap shite from Argos :?


Never Ever Do This :shock:

You wouldn't buy a bike from them - you know why.....and their camping gear is equally impressive :roll:

What you need all depends on size of party and weather in which you'll be using it. A bit extra space is handy - but you have to carry it

Bivvy 8) Did that at over 3,000ft above Glen Shiel a couple of years ago, summer mind. Magic 8)

Haven't had time to play with maps today but will try to post up possible route manyana, with variations .


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Bivvy is good, best tent i have is a bivvy, 3 layer gortex with a supporting loop over the head end. Excellent for light touring and thus off road touring.

What about a full on bivvy tent wild camping trip, even more adventurous than a bothy trip in the summer :D


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I would prefer the 4 walls, roof and fire set up.


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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
clockworkgazz wrote:
I would prefer the 4 walls, roof and fire set up.


TBH I share that view. Like bivvying when walk/scrambling but not sure it would be pleasant after a hard day cycling through the driving rain/sleet :?

Maybe, one day, just to try.........but i just hate carrying luggage on a bike :wink:


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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Route Map 8)

Dark red line marks the way.....
Nothing technical, mix of undulating LR track, footpath and some tarmac. Small amout of walking 1 mile (?) if boggy. Still need to check N end of L Etive and boat availability (no scheduled ferry, but there are boat operators based there). Exposed to weather, especially on final leg plus a couple of river crossings :wink:
Around the 75 mile mark in total as shown.


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1 - start/finish Bridge of Orchy. Hotel, bunkhouse, basic free camping all within 50metres of each other. Could stay over before/after trip if you want. Approx 4/5 miles on single track road to..........

2 - Victoria Bridge, Blackmount Estate. Join part of WHW track, 12 miles to........

3 - Kingshouse Hotel, Glencoe. Good beer and food. Then approx 15miles along another singletrack road, tarmac, to........

4 - road end at top of Loch Etive. 12 miles along footpath/Landrover track to.......

5 - Cadderlie Bothy 8) Stop. :xmas-cool: Then approx 3/4 miles to.......

6 - Bonawe Quarry. Get boat (TBA) to ....

7 - Taynuilt Pier. Cycle LR track/footpath to Armaddy, through Glen Kinglass and back to BofO - approx 30miles 8) 8) R&R :D

.....That's the plan anyway :twisted:

"Glen Orchy" OS map, sheet 50 shows most of route. Gln Etive "road" section on Ben Nevis sheet 41.

There are bad weather/shorter alternatives, but difficult to combine this with the bothy. Wildish camping permitted near both BofO and Kingshouse Hotels if that helps.......

Over to youse rabble........ :lol:


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