After a minor navigational hiccup almost saw us take the wrong direction from the outset, Saturday saw us start out ready to rock and roll for the 30km stretch from the Bridge of Orchy to Inverarnan with a mostly clear sky and a perfect temperature for walking. With such a variety of landscapes from the mountainous panoramas to the craggy and technical forest climbs, the day was undoubtedly physically challenging but hugely rewarding.
After a traditional Scottish feast and a very early night in the Tyndrum Inn, we were up and about bright and early for more on Sunday. With “only” 23km to cover on day 2, some of us were perhaps thinking it would be slightly easier going, but the ups and downs of the path around Loch Lomond soon dispelled those thoughts! But again the team spirit and effort for why we were doing it were evident for all to see, and the stunning views of the loch were something we’ll all remember for a long time. Our Sunday evening was spent in the famous Drovers Inn, and the friendly welcome, superb selection of Malt and tasty food were all very well received by our creaking bodies!
It’s back to business for now, but we are already putting our plans together to return to complete the West Highland Way in 2018.
The whole team would like to say a massive thanks to everyone who has sponsored us so far – if you’d like to make a contribution as well please visit our fundraising page via this link: Just Giving - MEGA - West Highland Way 2017 Part 2 Charity Challenge