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    planning a 6 day wild camp on Knoydart in the last week of august - any new info on anything Knoydartish would be appreciated eg dodgy river crossings, magnetic field shennanigans, escaped pumas etc

    cheers a

    ps when does the deer rutting season kick off?

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    Rut for Roe is on at moment, Reds start in October

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    The Knoydart Foundation web site is worth a look.

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    I was there a month ago and it was fantastic. Full of mountains an' that.

    Have a great time

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    thanks everyone - my plan is to walk as much coast as possible

    a

    btw - maybe its a healthy paronia borne of my walking for years in African wilderness but...are the stags really a bit dodgy at rutting time?

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    not unless you are a hind!!!

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    Ive been charged a few times by stags during the rut but never to the stage were Ive been injured. Generally they tend to either ignore you or run off.Just make sure you keep a healthy distance from them and if you do get close be aware of possible escape routes, cover etc.

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    I like this new photie feature, Ladhar Bheinn last month ->




    And the walk out->




    And the boat in ->



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    I was there a few weeks ago,in unusually fine weather. What a great place. Can be a bit midgy in the evenings. Stock upin Mallaig- not much to buy in the Knoydart shop. There's a goodpub though. Have a great trip.

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    great fotos ptc....! and thanks for the replies guys - I'm dead excited (as the missus says 'you are such an anorak' - would that be a gortex one I wonder?)(whatever happened to anoraks anyway?)

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    If you hear strange sounds around Inverie it is peacocks!!!

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    There are huge mussel beds near Kinloch Hourn on the walk in to Barrisdale. Mmmmm!

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    Have dinner at the Pier House - great seafood. The langoustine live on in my dreams.

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    Watch out for ticks - got loads there a couple of years ago

    Stags can be dangerous, try to give them a decent berth and don't get between them and any females.

    It's lovely

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    The walk from Kinlochhourn as Mike says takes around 3 hours but is fairly undulating. Getting to Kinlochhourn from Invergarry is a bit of a problem. There was a Post Bus service which went three times a week but I don't think it goes as far as Kinlochhourn now. I think it only goes as far asKingie but six days a week.

    An alternative but again transport is a problem is get taken across Loch Hourn by boat from Arnisdaleto Barisdale. There is a chap from Glenelg who runs it. The Skye bus gets you to Shiel Bridge but you then need to get to Arnisdale.

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    There's a bus from Sheil Bridge over to Glenelg,and on request it will take you all the way to Arnisdale, where Billy Mackenzie's boat will take you across to Barisdale. See www.arnisdaleferryservice.com.

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    Black Sailor - good link there as I wasn't aware that the boat had been upgraded. The last time I used the boat was when his father ran it and it was asmall boat which took 4 or 5 depending on the amount of luggage, food etc.It onlyran ifthe wind wasa force 5 or below. Makes Barrisdale more accessible when you can almost guarantee a crossing which you couldn't before.

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    Billy's new boat zaps across Loch Hourn in about 10/15 minutes - it's a great way to get to Barrisdale. Enjoy!

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    We did a great off the beaten track route last year. Boat to Inverie then up and over Beinn Buidhe before dropping down to edge of Loch Nevis and Sourlies (reached in pitch black and rain), day trip to Sgurr na Ciche next day then out via south shoreline of Nevis before heading south along edge of Loch Morar to the main road, train abck to Mallaig. Three days and only a few hours spent on paths...very rough country.

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