/ Weather applecross torridon April

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Flamingsarah - on 15 Jul 2017
Hi
We are thinking about a climbing and walking trip to Applecross and Torridon next Easter (early April next year). We don't climb too hard, D to HS being our range! What are weather conditions normally like around this time of year? We had heard that it can be better than summer but wouldn't mind checking it out. We don't mind cold but wouldn't want to get there and find it too snowy or wet that it stops us from getting a few days climbing in over a week. Cheers, Sarah.
BnB - on 15 Jul 2017
In reply to Flamingsarah:
Early spring means four seasons in one week and quite possibly in one day. I like April on Skye which is similar climatically (just slightly worse). Never known it impossible to get something done. Just be flexible with your plans.
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Sealwife - on 15 Jul 2017
In reply to Flamingsarah:

Weather could do just about anything, and probably will. You'll not get midged which is always a bonus.
skog on 15 Jul 2017
In reply to Flamingsarah:

Yeah, totally impossible to say. It genuinely could be a summer-like heatwave, or full-on winter in the hills.

Mixed weather is most likely, but there is often a good settled spell sometime during April.

As said it will be midge-free - but there will probably be ticks around.

If you can't leave it last-minute to decide whether to go, plan for all eventualities - there's plenty to do around that way if you aren't only interested in climbing.
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Flamingsarah - on 15 Jul 2017
In reply to Flamingsarah:

Hi
Ok thank you, we will think about it a bit more. We've been there in summer and autumn, the weather doesn't sound like it changes much but it's a beautiful area of the UK, without midges even better!

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