Friday, 29 May 2009

Day 55 Friday - Tyndrum to Kings House Hotel

Walking 10.45am to 7.20pm
Distance walked today 18 miles
Total distance walked 811 miles
Distance left 241 miles

I was waiting for a resupply parcel to arrive this morning so went into the tiny village - more of a "truck stop" really. I'm sure it wouldn't be what it is but for the West Highland Way. After buying food supplies for two days, I went into the Green Wellie Stop for a full Scottish to set me up for the day.

The postman hadn't delivered my parcel so I left without it. The Way heads north with the single track railway line on the left and then the road. After a mile or so, heard my name called only to see the owner of the By the Way Hostel & Campsite on the road brandishing my parcel - the postman had discovered it in his van and delivered it.

Just north of Tyndrum

Today's weather was superb - clear blue sky and very warm. It showed the Highland scenery off to perfection. Really, the West Highland Way is nothing until this point as far as scenery is concerned.

It was impossible to get lost - there was only one way to go. Almost a case of following the crowd as there were quite a number of Way walkers. All I had to was put one foot in front of the other and take it all in.

I stopped for a refreshing pint of Deuchars IPA at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel.

River Orchy behind Bridge of Orchy Hotel

Loch Tulla

Inveroran Hotel

I then had eleven miles to do to reach Kings House Hotel along an old military road. It was quite hard on the feet. I'm camped with many others, next to the River Etive. It's an official no facilities site belonging to the hotel.

1 comment:

  1. That's a great advert for tourism in Scotland. Also good to see a posty going back to fix an oversight.