West Highland Way – Day Five

Tyndrum to Kings house – 32km

Heading out of Tydrum the trail climbs up until you reach the top of a pass and the views start really opening up.  Passing over the Bridge of Orchy you head up through a pine forest until it opens up again and you can see down to Loch Tulla and the Iveroran Hotel.  Stopping at the hotel for lunch, tea and lemon cakes was a great way to break up a very long day.

After lunch the trail heads up and into Rannoch Moor, one of the most beautiful wide open landscapes I’ve ever seen.  Every direction you looked had vista’s that were simply jaw dropping.  At the other side of Rannoch Moor the trail makes it’s way to Glencoe and Kings House.

Kings House is currently being renovated so from here taxi’s were taken to the Clachaig Inn in Glencoe.  

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West Highland Way – Day Four

Inverarnen to tyndrum – 19km

Starting out from Beinglas Farm the trail heads up through the forest and valleys of Glen Falloch.  Most of the day is spent on a simple track in mixed weather.  Lunch is spent on the trail with a quick stop before the midges descended and were annoying.

Finally in the afternoon the landscape started to open up into the Highlands with some better vistas of the landscape to come in the next few days.  Eventually arrived at Tyndrum and the nights lodging at the Tyndrum Inn.

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