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West Highland Way

September 2, 2022
Milngavie, Scotland

I started walking this trail on September 1st in a quaint village on the north side of Glasgow. My sister Adele is along, although she didn’t walk yesterday. Her luggage didn’t arrive until late in the day, so she came to the hotel at the end point by taxi.

Buchanan Arms Hotel, Drymen
Alain on the trail

Yesterday I had a chat with this gentleman on the trail, which he knows well and walks often. I walked for a while with Bill, from this area and James from the Czech Republic. So far the trail is well marked and well made.

Beautiful weather

The trail today totals 15 miles and includes a mountain, Conic Hill, so we are taking a bus to Balmaha and skipping the mountain. The total would be too much for Adele on her first day. We walked along the banks of Loch Lohman for 9 miles today.

We have a forecast for rain over the weekend but are prepared for it. There seem to be many trailside rest stops with food, as well as “honesty boxes” with snacks, water, and even ice cream. I picked up a bottle of water at one for £1.50.

Happy people

I’ve seen many people walking dogs, mostly black and white border collies. News from home is that Daisy is doing well. My friend Sarah is staying in my house and looking after her.

James with camping gear and a ukulele.
Steak and ale pie. Comfort food, yum!

We are staying at the Rowardennan Youth Hostel, which is pretty much a hostel, but about five times more expensive than I’m used to. But they have a nice dinner, and we are signed up for 7 PM, and the grounds are quite beautiful. Tomorrow we are not going to walk the 20 miles to Inversnaid, but there is the option to take a ferry boat to a bus to another ferry boat to Inversnaid.We are staying at the Rowardennan Youth Hostel, which is pretty much a hostel, but about five times more expensive than I’m used to. But they have a nice dinner, and we are signed up for 7 PM, and the grounds are quite beautiful.

Rowardennan Youth Hostel
A group of young guys from London having a great time and carrying too much gear.
Loch Lohman
Pub after walking, Rowardennan

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2 Comments
  1. Linda Iverson permalink

    Yay, Adele! You made it. Beautiful scenery!

  2. James permalink

    Living the Good Life…. Glad you can share your adventures. Keep it up!

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