A beautiful walk

By | January 19, 2020

There’s one section of the West Highland way that was concerning me somewhat. The stretch between Rowardennan and Inverarnan is 15 miles over various sections of rough path. I had to see what it was like before Skye and me attempted it for real.

Stewart had taken Jake and dropped me off at the starting point with Skye. The plan was for him to remain around Drymen/Balloch while I walked the 7 miles to Inversnaid hotel. From there I’d decide whether to continue the walk or get Stewart to pick me up at Inversnaid. We didn’t exactly have a ton of daylight to play with and I wasn’t sure if I’d manage the full thing in the time we had.

The West Highland way splits just outside of Rowardennan, the high road is an easier path but the low road is more scenic. We decided to take the low road, it wasn’t terrible but did require a fair bit of care due to tree roots and rocks. Skye behaved really well and even stopped to watch some feral goats from the path without darting off to chase them.

We arrived at Inversnaid around 45mins later than I ‘d planned but from there decided to press on. The path was easy enough to follow and it soon took us away from the loch-side into Beinglas Farm Campsite although by the time we met up with Stewart at the Drovers Inn it was dark.

Looking forward to being able to take it a little easier next time!

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