Virtual walks on Beinn Lora
Here at benderloch.com HQ we've been working hard to bring some of the original, 2001 site back to life for viewing in today's browsers So far we've modified every page of the first Virtual Walk up Beinn Lora. This had been designed with ability-affected walkers in mind but was rapidly rolled out when Foot and Mouth disease struck cattle in the UK in early 2001 and all mountain walking was effectively banned.
Thanks to publicity in national newspapers visitor numbers taking the virtual walk went up from dozens to thousands daily. Now Covid-19 is here it seems a good time to revisit the old route up the hill. Much of the forest has changed in the past 20 years but the views are still as good.
2001 was early days for digital photos, low resolution was the norm and site users were still on dial-up internet - ie very slow! Tis walk is stored in the archives and some of the technology used back then has been replaced, which means some features no longer work. I think I've disabled all these and have updated the links.
By 2008 internet speeds were faster and we could use better quality photos. This walk was presented differently in that the text was enclosed within the image. Again not the best presentation for smartphones so this walk is now hosted on Adobe Spark where we can view all 112 photos on one long page.
For 2020/21 I'm working on various ideas - bookmark this space!