Day 62

Inverness to Dingwall – 15 miles (962.5 total) Today starts my final sub-section of LEJOG 2018. The planned 8 day walk between Inverness and John o’Groats is still ahead of me. It’s virtually all road walking, mainly because there are few possible alternatives as I head north and east. My plan is to follow National […]

Day 61

Drumnadrochit to Inverness – 20.1 miles (947.5 total) I knew that today’s walk to Inverness would be the best part of 20 miles so I had an early breakfast and was on the road for 9am. The weather was still warm and sticky so, after yesterday’s dehydration problems, I made sure that I had plenty […]

Day 60

Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit – 15.9 miles (927.4 total) When I walked this section 15 years ago, in my memory it was one of the less demanding days on the Great Glen Way. We finished the walk in time to watch the Scottish Cup Final (football) on television in a social club in Drumnadrochit, so we […]

Day 59

Invergarry to Invermoriston – 17.5 miles (911.5 total) Today’s walk started with a path climb out of Invergarry into Nursery Wood, then a series of forest trails, before descending towards Aberchalder at the head of Loch Oich. A change (for the worse) in the weather had been forecast with the possibility that rain would arrive […]

Day 58

Gairlochy to Invergarry – 17.1 miles (894 total) Being well and truly in the Scottish Highlands now means that internet and phone signals are very patchy. It’s an inconvenience as a visitor but it must be infuriating to those who live here. From Milngavie on, every single place I have visited, every hotel, bar, restaurant, […]

Day 57

Fort William to Gairlochy – 9.9 miles (876.9 total) For me, the 169 miles from Milngavie to Inverness is technically one very long Kerching. The Great Glen Way meets the West Highland Way at Fort William and heads north-eastwards, following the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness, to the River Ness and the city of Inverness, […]

Day 56

Kinlochleven to Fort William – 15.4 miles (867 total) If, like almost everyone else, I had only been walking the West Highland Way, then today would have been the final leg. For me it was just another day on my long-distance trek. A number of people have asked me how I am coping with the […]