Walk Date - 09 October 2013
Walkers - Steve Smith, Gina Smith, Joss Johnson
Accommodation - Travelodge - Fort William
Start Point - Laggan Locks (NN 28616 96296)
Start Time - 10:01
Finish Point - Gairlochy Locks (NN 17605 84208)
Finish Time - 15:46
Duration - 5hrs 45mins
Average pace - 2.08mph
Distance Walked - 11.98miles
Height Ascended - 531.52metres
|Walk start point Day06,|
Laggan Locks towards Ceann Loch
Overall we have been pleased with our decision to set up an accommodation base mid way along the walk. While it was a little more expensive in terms of transport, the benefit has been to maximise our time each night to clean up and prepare for the next day while still having plenty of time to rest and enjoy the hospitality available in Fort Augustus.
|Meall nan Dearcag a Graham Top |
across Ceann Loch from Laggan Locks
As usual the route was easy to find and as on previous days Joss and Gina set off leading the way while I lagged behind taking photographs.
|Looking back across|
Ceann Loch to Laggan Locks
on the way to Kilfinnan Farm
The delays would not last, as we pass the mobile phone mast on our right ascending towards Killfinnan Wood the rain returned prompting us to don our waterproofs and wrap up cameras. The rain lasted for the next 2 miles ensuring a steady pace but suppressed any ideas about taking photos.
|First snow of year on tops of|
Meall na Teanga
|The Graham Top Leitir Fhionnlaigh|
across Loch Lochy
As he passed he did mention the only place between here and Gairlochy was Clunes, which somehow translated to the girls as a place to stop for what was now becoming a daily treat at a coffee shop. In fact as the rain returned once again, I also entertained the idea of drying off next to a strategically placed radiator holding a hot beverage.
But ahead was more than 4 miles and over 2 hours walking along the easy to follow forest track past Glas-Dhoire Mor, through Clunes Forest and the descent in to Clunes.
|Pot of gold in the middle of Loch|
Lochy from Rubha Allt a' Bhardain
|Best part of the day|
on the shore of Loch Lochy
Fish farming on Loch Lochy. Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor in thick black cloud beyond
Click on photograph to view slide-show