Day 59

Invergarry to Invermoriston - 17.5 miles (911.5 total) Today's walk started with a path climb out of Invergarry into Nursery Wood, then a series of forest trails, before descending towards Aberchalder at the head of Loch Oich. A change (for the worse) in the weather had been forecast with the possibility that rain would arrive …

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Day 58

Gairlochy to Invergarry - 17.1 miles (894 total) Being well and truly in the Scottish Highlands now means that internet and phone signals are very patchy. It's an inconvenience as a visitor but it must be infuriating to those who live here. From Milngavie on, every single place I have visited, every hotel, bar, restaurant, …

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Day 57

Fort William to Gairlochy - 9.9 miles (876.9 total) For me, the 169 miles from Milngavie to Inverness is technically one very long Kerching. The Great Glen Way meets the West Highland Way at Fort William and heads north-eastwards, following the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness, to the River Ness and the city of Inverness, …

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Day 55

Inveroran to Kinlochleven - 19.2 miles (851.6 total) The taxi came early so I arrived at Inveroran and was en route by 9.15am. After a lot of agonising, Pete decided to take the complete day off. He had been considering walking to Glencoe and catching the bus, first to Ballachulish, then to Kinlochleven, but on …

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Day 54

Tyndrum to Inveroran - 9.7 miles (832.4 total) Because yesterday's walk was longer than originally planned that meant that today's section was correspondingly shorter. Instead of a 16 mile day, therefore, we had the luxury of a 10 mile one. We stayed 2 nights at the same hotel in Tyndrum so there was no pressure …

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Day 53

Inversnaid to Tyndrum - 19.7 miles (822.7 total) The approaching weekend is a Bank Holiday in the UK. This caused extra complications when booking accommodation on the, now extremely popular, West Highland Way. Pete stepped in and offered to accompany me on the WHW and, more importantly, to organise booking our stops. Lack of acceptable …

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Day 50

Glasgow to Milngavie - 9.6 miles (770.3 total) Today's walk was an excellent example of why canals are an important resource for hikers. My walk into Glasgow on Friday, once I reached the outer areas of the city, was simply following one main road after another all the way to the centre. The walk out …

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