A day of 19 miles in variable weather – one those where you put wet gear on and know that the minute you take it off it will start raining again. We left the stunning scenery of Glencoe in miserable conditions, Shirley accompanying me again, and climbed steadily and then down to cross the vast plain of Rannoch Moor, dealing with hail stones, intermittent rainfall and bouts of warm sunshine.
The path was a bit hard on the feet as we rounded Black Mount towards Loch Tulla and the small hotel at Inveroran. There was then a steep climb up and over an unexpectedly high hill with great views before descending through pleasant woods into Bridge of Orchy for lunch with the waiting party.
Dave Smith joined us after lunch for the 7 mile stretch to Tyndrum – a pleasant, dry Sunday afternoon stroll with a small route finding hiccup (missed signpost) caused by deep conversation about something or other. Soon rectified we strode the last yards into Tyndrum just as the rain arrived.
I will be off on my own tomorrow night down the east side of Loch Lomond as the posse take the road to the west – mustn’t forget my tent!