The day’s walk seemed like it should be a doddle – a stroll along the mighty Lock Lomond and the chance to visit sites linked to the legendry Rob Roy. The trail meandered through gently ascending forestry tracks, provided some stunning water views and glimpses of the Arrochar Alps. We were lulled into a false sense of ease with a beautiful waterfall welcoming us to lunch. We ate in the sunshine at Inversnaid , in happy ignorance of what laid ahead. The afternoon presented a range of challenges as the path turned almost into bouldering and the sunshine gave way to rain. The path turned into creeks and our shoes became coated in mud. It was with great relief that we arrived at Beinglas Farm! The twenty-two kilometres really provided us a challenge.
Why not fly 16,000 kilometres to challenge oneself to a really long walk? Sounds crazy but fun? Then read on about the fantastic hike from Glasgow to Fort William on the old Jacobean roads of the West Highland Way.