/ Midges in the far North

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Michael Griffith - on 28 Jun 2012
I'm thinking of taking a trip up to the Tongue area to have a crack at Ben Loyal, Hope etc and might also stop off at the campsite just North of Lochinver. I know the midges are bad further South but does anybody know the situation up North.
deepsoup - on 28 Jun 2012
In reply to Michael Griffith:
This any help?
http://2010.midgeforecast.co.uk
aln - on 28 Jun 2012
In reply to Michael Griffith: It's fine, no midges up there at all.
Michael Griffith - on 28 Jun 2012
In reply to aln: Looks promising on the midge forecast.
CurlyStevo - on 28 Jun 2012
In reply to Michael Griffith:
We were up in the area just over a week ago for about 5 days - we hardly saw a midge, mostly because the wind was up. However it has been unusually dry up there and the bogs were drying out something the midgies don't like. The few times the wind went down in the evening they did pop up though in limited numbers but as this was only for at most 30 seconds at a time its hard to say how bad they'd have got.
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CurlyStevo - on 28 Jun 2012
In reply to deepsoup:
I have regularly found 1-2 on the midge forecst to actually be quite bad, bad enough you have to keep walking about to stop being bothered on the campsite in the evenings and mornings. I'd be very suprised if they weren't atleast annoying at most locations if there is zero wind at these times.

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