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Image for the poem  (Original drawing shown above was stolen from my home June 2019)

(Original drawing shown above was stolen from my home June 2019)

 
 
AWOL in Cairngorms?  

6 months?  
 
Pitlochry?  

Blair atholl Glen banvie bothy up towards Cairn Dearg Mor following track to gilberts bridge. Up Glen Tilt and over the hill to the Tarf Hotel bothy, back onto Glen Tilt path past Bynack lodge and the red house ruin to Mar forest. Up Glen Lui to Luibeg (Bob Scotts) to Corrour bothy (Devils point) up lairig Ghru past the pools of Dee to Aviemore. Night walk to Glen moor (Ryvoan) then up the shoulder of Bynack beg and more to the Avon refuge hut. Following Avon river to faindouran through Glen Avon turning south through Glen Builg past loch Builg following the river Gairn and cutting south pre B976 to get to Crathie up through Balmoral easate to Geldie sheil bothy. Through woods of Garmaddie past lions face to Braemar. South and west by callater burn to the bothy a the loch. Up Glen Callater past Creag An Loch up to lochnagar and down to loch muick (glas Alt sheil bothy ) Up waterfall and back down lochnager path again down loch Muick and back up to balmoral bothy to Crathie.. bus to Braemar.. back walking over victorias bridge back to Mar forest and Bob scotts. Up Glen derry to Hutchinsons Macdui, up to  loch Etchachan area rain blinded me and forced me to return back to BS and I found my self back at the red house. Up Geldie glen to follow the river freshie to ruigh aiteachain bothy, over pine tree to Jack Drakes Aviemore x2 and back down, over pine tree, to ruigh aiteachain fording the freshie with ex paratrooper and up the hill through a bog forest (forest operations) over the moor to and down Gaick pass?  
 
????  

Grampian Mountains?
Ben Alder?  
Ben Alder bothy?  
Culra?  
New Dam?  
Loch laggan East to west?  
Black wood?
Cadderlie?  
Strath Ossian?  
Loch Ossain?  
Loch Treig?  
Fort William?  
Glen Dessarry?  
Caladonian canal?  
Fort Augustus x2?  
Lairg leacach?  
Spean bridge?  
Glen Roy?  
Loch Arkaig?
Windswept to Loch creran bothy?  
Ditto Sourlies?  
And Invermallie x2?  
Glean lolairean?  
Polloch?  
Resourie?  
Macdui?  
Through fog/ drizzel up Lochnagger?
Loch Ness?  
Athol Mountains?  
Great Glen?  
Rannoch moor?
Loch Rannoch?  
Sundart?  
Glencoe?  
Loch Shiel?
Fort William x3?  
Glenpean bothy?  
A'chuil bothy?  
Corrieyairack pass?  
Loch Etvie (west and east)?  
Oban? (Not bothy)  
Kinglass Glen east and west? (to loch Tulla)  
Arrochar?  
Loch Tulla?  
Dalnaspidal forest?  
Crathie?  
Loch an Eilein?  
Ballochbuie forest?  
Balmoral forest?  
Glen Derry?  
Loch Morlich?  
The Queens Forest?  
Leanchak (?) forest?  
Alt Shallainn?  
Creag nan Gabhar?  
Glen Finnan?  
Corryhully bothy?
Glenn luib lighte bothy?  
A9 Cycle track (Gaick pass to Loch Garry)?  
Craigair forest?  
Snow walk to Melgarve?  
Rain to Luib chonnal?  
Loch Spey?  
Corran ferry?  
Loch Garry?
Dunish?
Glen Suilaig Bothy and Glen Suilaig to canal?  
Glen Doran?
Duror Bothy?
Connel bridge?
Luachrach loch?  
Glen Lonan?
78 cycle route to Taynuilt?
Narrachan?
Loch Dochard? (Wow)  
Cona Glen?  
Roybrigde?
Glen Roy?
Glen scaddle? (Stayed at ruin)  
Marr forest?  
Gorton Bothy?  
Abyssinia?  
Night/ rain/ forest walk Loch long?  
Crianlarich?  
Doune Bothy (new year)  
Glen leach na Muidhe?  
Allt na lairige moire?  
Glen Douglas?  
Secret bothy? (s)  
Marks cottage bothy?  
Balloch?  
Alternative highland way?  
Kinlochleven x2 ?  
Drenched in Ballachullish Quarry?  
Ditto Bridge of Orchy?  
Ditto Loch Lomond?  
Ditto Meanach?  
Sidhean duhb?
Abhainn rath?  
Arriving late night Staonieg x2?  
Garbh ghnapan?  
Loch chiarain bothy?  
Blackwater reservoir?  
Duhb Lochan?  
Allt an inbhir?  
Ben Nevis?  

Hiking?
Wild camping?  
Bothies?
Sleeping under bridges?
Boats?
Sheep shelters?
Ruins?
Dilapidated farmhouses and cottages?
Under forests?
Abandoned portacabins?
Bus shelters?
 
Fords?  
Swimming under waterfalls?  
In lochs?  
Rivers?  
(Intentionally and unintentionally)  
Walking through snow?  
(Corrieyairack pass late Nov).
(Check Fort William ski slopes snow report).
Gales?  
Hail?  
Thunder and Lightning?  
Sunshine?
Deer?  
Cleggs?  
Midges?  
Deer ticks?  
Ticks?
Deer?
Adders?  
Collecting mussels?
Mushrooms?

????  

Cost;  
Food approx. 220  
Additional clothing 15 (14.99)  
Replacement pair of boots 10 (Sue Ryder Fort William)  
Comb 15p  
Midge repellent 10  
Bus to Pitlochry 19.50  
Additional bus from Crathie/Balmoral to Braemar 5.50 (What?)  
Accommodation 0  
Corryhully bothy electricity donation 1  
Postage to send unneeded items home inc tent, sticks, boots to be refunded 25  
????  

AWOL in Cairngorms?

I don't know what you are talking about..
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Written by tomyaccusers (jacqueline bywater)
Published | Edited 25th Feb 2020
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