/ Scottish midges -current 'conditions' ?
I am not fond of getting eaten alive so camping if it is midgie would be no fun. I have a very strong allergic reaction. Anyone got current info on if they are out yet ?
Thanks in advance
Just stirring here, not far from Glencoe.
Midgies biting in glen Nevis last Monday!
They were starting to nibble at Glencoe a week ago, but weren't bad.
Given that it's warm and damp just now, I fear the midgocalypse may be about to commence...
I have a massive allergic reaction to just about everything. After 12 years playing in Poison Ivy in Texas and surrounding states my allergens/histamines explode at any opportunity.
In the hills above Loch Tay, absolutely none. Plenty non biting bugs about but midges are still snoring :-)
If you suffer from allergies I'd advise staying in a hostel or similar. Certainly don't go to the 'Red Squirrel' campsite in Glen Coe - it's in the trees and is practically guaranteed to be midgey!
Still, humid and warm at Craigmore yesterday, just north of Glasgow (probably the midgiest central belt venue?). There were a fair few swarming about, just enough biting to get a bit annoying, but midgepocalypse (great term!) has yet to really kick in.
had them at 2000 ft plus on Arran today
Nip along to Glencoe ski resort and get a pod instead of camping?
The ridge itself is usually clear at height ( but not always) but take a net for breaks just in case.
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