Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Challenge Day 4 Monday 14 May

We woke to more rain this morning but it held off while we packed away, but soon started again for the next hour as we walked through forest. Below a monument, our track and then road followed the route of an old military road into Dalmally. We had hoped to have coffee at a hotel there but it was still closed for the winter. However, as we joined the main road we saw a snack van and had superb bacon and egg rolls and coffee.

Glen Orchy church; Stob Diamh in the distance
 Crossing the bridge over the River Orchy, we took the road to the foot of Glen Strae, following this for a mile before heading north on a wet, indistinct path through the Lairig Dhoireann, climbing steadily for about one and a half miles to the bealach below Meall Copagach.

There was then a long descent into Glen Kinglass and then a search for the bridge over the River Kinglass. We crossed the bridge (out of our way) at NN133357 but the one at NN144362 would have been quicker.    
We then followed the vehicle track along the foot of the glen past Glenkinglass Lodge and then beyond on a clear track. We're pitched on some rough ground by the bridge at Innseag na h-luraich NN402185. At least the water's plentiful with the river close by.

Apart from the odd shower, much better weather than yesterday.
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