/ Munroing - out of fashion
If YOU plan carefully, on the more distant peaks, you should be unlucky to come across other walkers. Perhaps one meeting a day is acceptable :)
Cant comment on the Munros but I have seen good number in the lakes this year.
Then again, I did Cross Fell a couple of weeks ago and saw only 3 others on a chilly but nice day. I havent walked here before but i would have thought that being the highest of its type (ala Snowdon, Nevis, S.Pike etc) it would have been busier. Its not even that difficult to get to.
I've been up cross fell a number of times, and I always remember it as being quite a quiet place.
Can't say I find the Munros less busy than 10 years ago. Still pretty busy.
Completions seem to be slowing down from an exponential rise to a linear increase though so perhaps footfall is stabilising.
The Lakes have become much more attractive (albeit in some instances without the effort) and away from the honey-pots, can be very quiet.
I have only been walking three years but in that short time petrol has gone up from about 1.05-1.10 to 1.35-1.40.
Back in that first summer myself and a mate decided to do some weather chasing and drove from Dundee to climb Beinn Alligin and back again the same day.
Apart from being bloody knackering I just don't think i could justify the petrol on that these days. Instead of walking every weekend now I'm more likely to go once a month, camp up somewhere and try and get 2 or 3 walks in over a weekend.
Having said that I was up ben More and Stob Binnein two weeks ago and it was like a fair, must have passed close on 30-40 people, so the accessible hills are probably as popular as ever.
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