Thursday 31 December 2009

Aft Agley

Despite the embarrassment factor, I thought it was worth sticking up a few photies from last Monday's less than successful jaunt to the vicinity of Creag Pitridh. I blame the papers actually, because the wee route description I'd printed off from the Herald quite clearly stated that you go over the stone bridge and follow the path. Now, if it had said that you have to go over the stone bridge, look at a map and follow the correct path, then obviously I wouldn't have been wandering through a beautiful snowy forest with Andy for 45 minutes before we realised that we were blithely heading in completely the wrong direction.

And that, coupled with the inordinate length of time it took us to get to Loch Laggan in the first place because the A9 was down to one lane in parts, meant we didny have enough time to get anywhere near the hill.

So in true undaunted outdoorsman style we drove to the Clachaig for lunch.


Lot less snow on the Fort William side of the country, incidentally.

And I think I've found my Christmas card for next year:

Oh, and is this one of the best roadside carparking facility-based mountain viewpoints in Scotland?


Overall, it was still a good day out. Cold though - in case you were wondering.


  1. That shot would make a nice Chrissy card.

    Was wondering Scott - what is your actual completion rate on hills? You seem to have as many retirals as me and Maisie. (lol)

    Mind you this trip sounds like an excuse for a wee visit to the Clachaig though my preference would have been for the Loch Leven Seafood Cafe.

  2. Forgot - HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

  3. Happy New Year to you too Ken.

    Aye, the failure rate was a wee bit high last year. Monday's was worse than most though, given the weather was really good, and it was just stupidity that we went the wrong way. Still, another lesson learned - and the burgers in the Clachaig were particularly tasty. The pub was freezing though, so if you're thinking of popping in during the winter I'd take a jumper. Or a down jacket.

  4. Ach, it's still a walk regardless of whether it's up a slope or not :o)

    Magic photies btw.

    Happy New Year to you and yours :o)

  5. Seriously good pics, Scott. I'll expect to see some of them on shortbread tins next Christmas :-)

    Couldn't help but notice, though, that there's none of that special purple snow around now. Have your dugs eaten it all?