West Highland Way – Day Three

Rowardennan to inverarnen – 23km

Starting out this morning there was a slight drizzle but it wasn’t really wet enough to bother with rain gear for most of the day apart from a couple of stronger showers.  From Rowardennan the trail continued along the shore of Loch Lomond in landscape that felt very much like hiking on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.  Passing countless streams and waterfalls lunch was out of the rain at a the Inversnaid Hotel.

After lunch the trail continues along a  trail made interesting by many  roots and rocks to scramble over.  Eventually leaving Loch Lomond behind the trail becomes easier until reaching the end of the day at Beinglas Farm near Inverarnen.

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West Highland Way – Day Two

Drymen to Rowardennan – 22km

Leaving Drymen the walk heads up through the Garadhban Forest until the first views of Loch Lomond appear.  From here it was a beautiful walk through gently rolling hills to the bottom of Conic Hill.  From the top of Conic Hill Loch Lomond spreads out as far as the eye can see.  Heading down Conic Hill lunch is in a park on the shore of Loch Lomond in Balmaha.

After lunch the trail continues along the shore of Loch Lomond in and out of the trees.  Great day walking in bright sunshine.  Eventually the trail makes it’s way to Rowardennan and the stop for the night is at the Rowardennan Hotel.

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