Day 55

Inveroran to Kinlochleven – 19.2 miles (851.6 total) The taxi came early so I arrived at Inveroran and was en route by 9.15am. After a lot of agonising, Pete decided to take the complete day off. He had been considering walking to Glencoe and catching the bus, first to Ballachulish, then to Kinlochleven, but on […]

Day 54

Tyndrum to Inveroran – 9.7 miles (832.4 total) Because yesterday’s walk was longer than originally planned that meant that today’s section was correspondingly shorter. Instead of a 16 mile day, therefore, we had the luxury of a 10 mile one. We stayed 2 nights at the same hotel in Tyndrum so there was no pressure […]

Day 53

Inversnaid to Tyndrum – 19.7 miles (822.7 total) The approaching weekend is a Bank Holiday in the UK. This caused extra complications when booking accommodation on the, now extremely popular, West Highland Way. Pete stepped in and offered to accompany me on the WHW and, more importantly, to organise booking our stops. Lack of acceptable […]

Day 52

Drymen to Inversnaid – 19.6 miles (803 total) Having done this walk twice before, we knew that today would require a lot of stamina. The walk up Loch Lomond, on the West Highland Way, is accepted as being one of the hardest sections of the whole walk. The route runs along the whole length of […]

Day 51

Milngavie to Drymen – 13.1 miles (783.4 total) I had a lot to organise last night, having to pack for my final 3 weeks of the walk while still having a number of maps to print off. On top of that I had an early rise to catch the train to Glasgow, then Milngavie, to […]

Day 50

Glasgow to Milngavie – 9.6 miles (770.3 total) Today’s walk was an excellent example of why canals are an important resource for hikers. My walk into Glasgow on Friday, once I reached the outer areas of the city, was simply following one main road after another all the way to the centre. The walk out […]

Day 49

Waterside Road-End to Glasgow – 16.8 miles (760.7 total) Today was supposed to be the first of 2 rest days, which I had sort of planned because it is Elizabeth’s birthday. However, as she was working, and therefore not at home, I decided to move Sunday’s planned walk, to Glasgow, forward to today (Friday) and […]