Tag Archives: Glen Derry

Derry Dam bridge closed

Mar Lodge Estate announced on Facebook today that the metal footbridge at Derry Dam in Glen Derry (NO 039958) is closed due to flood damage. There are no further details at the moment but it’s likely that the problem lies … Continue reading

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‘Extreme’ bothy maintenance

Just back from a wee trip to the Hutchison Memorial Hut with Neil Findlay for some ‘extreme bothy maintenance’. Neil and Walt had gone out a couple of weekend back to fix the door handle, only to find once they … Continue reading

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Cairngorms August 11 flood round-up

Just spent the weekend up at Bob Scott’s Bothy and touring the area to see what damage has been done by Monday’s flood (August 11th). Started off on Saturday morning fording the Derry Burn, where the bridge has been swept … Continue reading

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Two gullies, two Munros, two white-outs = great weekend.

What a cracking weekend! Just got back from the Cairngorms and two cracking climbing days. Friday night was a slithery cycle into Bob Scott’s with panniers full of coal, only to find the place empty, but a good book passed … Continue reading

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Bluesky day on Beinn Mheadhoin

Sometimes it feels this blog is becoming a single issue affair, with the proportion of posts about the Garbh Choire. But I do now and then get out and about, and a recent trip up Glen Derry led to a … Continue reading

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Escape from the Fords of Avon

I was going to write something about the replacement of the Fords of Avon Refuge which went on at the weekend. But that’ll have to wait until I’ve dried out. With work on the new hut all but finished by … Continue reading

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Off the path

It’s nice to indulge in a whim now and then. Most times I go out on a walk I pretty much know where I’m going before I start, but now and then it’s good just to forget about route-planning and … Continue reading

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