Wednesday, 20 July 2011

The West Highland Way Day 8

Tyndrum to Inveroran

This was a very good days walk, not too arduous, there was a few places you hand to cross the railway, over bridges, but some times you are guided under the lines.

You begin to see Ben Dorain in the distance as you get around the halfway point to Bridge of Orchy, which I've climbed many years ago.

Looking back along the rail line in the direction we have come from, this is the route that the train back home will take, the West Highland line has some spectacular views.

The only hecklers on this journey have been the sheep, oh and the odd goat.

We arrived at Btidge of Orchy by 12:30 not bad for a mornings walk for me, 7 miles, another 3 to go till we reach our hotel, up and over the hill, but for now, lunch and a pint, we even got an espresso :-)

Here we have the River Orchy rushing by.

And the bridge of Orchy itself.

A quick hard slog through the forest and over the hill we see the Inveroran Hotel in the distance, our refuge for the night.

There is absolutely no connection whatsoever here, not even a phone signal for either Orange or O2.

We both indulged in Haggis Neeps and Tatties for our dinner then retired to the lounge for a bit.

I checked my leg and I was surprised how deep the wound was from the mishap I incurred at Balmaha. The bruising is rather spectacular now, and it's rather tight feeling, hoping it's not worse than it looks.

Off for me breakfast now, catch you laters.

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