…… otherwise known Rowardenan to Inverarnen . Luckily we have the weather because this is the most treacherous path I’ve experienced –described to me by a local walker & resident ( Iain # 2 ) as “ The most unrewarding days hiking of my life of which I gained zero satisfaction“ 😆– say that to yourself in a gruff , droll Scottish accent and you’ll get the idea of the gravity of this goat track. Mind you he did it in horizontal driving rain and we did it in glorious sunshine.
Here’s the elevation- looks ok – BUT !
Even when it’s slightly cloudy the sunsets are just astonishing – Luke caught this one beautifully.
To steep crumbling rock tracks that would be more suitable for Particularly agile goats –
Thankfully as the day got hotter the path dipped towards little beaches by the Loch at least 100 times as it undulated up the track and back down again –
Another short break but turned into a long one – I’d like to blame young strider for this – however I’m just as bad.👍😘
As we moved on towards the end of the lake the land eventually started to become more rolling
And it’s great to see after passing several permissible wild camping sites – and free to use cottage mountain Bothies that you can still enjoy the countryside on a budget
A really nice lodge had been booked for us and we managed to bag a seat for the match
Being in the minority of supporters at this event 😜– I asked how many here we are supporting Denmark – and was told after all that Denmark was closer to where we were in London – which sounded like a fab ( almost) reason to not sing 3 lions 🤣 however the result spoke for itself in the end 👏👏⚽️⚽️🥇🥇🏆🏆🏆
Was made quite surreal by those who couldn’t get a seat inside and watched it on an outside screen – Luke said it looked like ninjas fans – But the reality was the incredible calm way people deal with trillions of midges here.
A challenging day – and one Luke and I will never forget – ending with an early retreat to our quiet – and Midge free lodge.
Leaving the days score to look like this – the last Fitbit reading as it’s packed in – shame really as I enjoyed collecting the stats.