Monday, 2 June 2014

Day 94: Kinlochleven to Fort William

Another little milestone passed today: we complete the West Highland Way, a truly wonderful walking trail which I can not recommend too highly. 

We stayed at MacDonalds hotel last night and had a great night's sleep, awaking to a view to die for outside our bedroom window.

After a hearty breakfast we were on our way as the WHW was virtually straight across the road from the hotel. The morning was mizzley and the clouds were low but we were soon warmed up as the track started off with a short sharp climb to about 250 mtr and then we followed the contours around the glen 

as the mizzle turned to drizzle and then to rain. Oh well, we can hardly complain, it is the highlands of Scotland after all and we have been treated to fantastic weather for the whole of our walk along the WHW.

At about the 13 km mark we passed over a lovely burn

and then continued on up and through Nevis Forest and then down into Glen Nevis

with Ben Nevis itself lording over his kingdom, tho he did not dein to lift his cloak which covered his face as we passed by.

But the glen below, looked bright and inviting,

and, as we strolled down the last leg of our walk into Fort William this little creature suddenly hopped and revealed itself as a frog and not a dried leaf as we first thought.

A great day's walk despite the rain and we have planned a rest day in Fort William to resupply and fortify ourselves for our venture into the unknown along the Cape Wrath Trail.

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