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Beinn Dòbhrainn (Ben Dorain)

My favourite part of the West Highland Way has always been the section between Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy. I've walked that track a few times, and retraced it countless times in my mind. I don't know why I love it so much, there is nothing, no feature of the route, I can consciously point… Continue reading Beinn Dòbhrainn (Ben Dorain)

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WHW – day6

path over the Làirig MòrLovely as my campsite was, its lochside location made it midgie-central. I was mercilessly devoured by the wee flying buggers as I packed up my tent this morning. I am a spotty, itchy wreck of a creature now  :(Despite the scratching I had a great walk today. It was the last… Continue reading WHW – day6

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WHW – day5

Buachaille Etive Mòr from White Corries A tough but enjoyable day on the Way today. Oddly, the worst section was the 4 or 5 mile valley walk along the bottom of Glen Coe. It felt like such a trauchle, somehow. My spirits lifted as I started the climb up the infamous Devil's Staircase, even though the rain… Continue reading WHW – day5

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WHW – day4

Wild and atmospheric Rannoch Moor from the WayThe weather forecast for "light showers" all morning was fairly accurate. Happily, in practice this was far less miserable than I'd feared. The sky was generally overcast but the blustery breeze kept the rain clouds scudding along and allowed occasional patches of blue sky and sun to shine… Continue reading WHW – day4

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WHW – day3

my peaceful campsite on the edge of Rannoch MoorHad an excellent walk today in gorgeous sunshine. I arrived at Inveroran in the early afternoon and set up camp. Performed my ablutions in the clear, bubbling burn then sat on a stone, midstream, while birds flitted round and little fish nibbled my toes. Later, on my way to… Continue reading WHW – day3