Quiraing B & B
Travel Blogs from Kinlochleven
... it could easily have been somewhere far more exotic. We splashed around in the water for a while, dried ourselves off (including getting some incredibly stubborn sand out from between our toes) and made our way to the Jacobite memorial at Glenfinnan. This tower represents those who fought as part of the Jacobite uprising and it has been built on the very ground where it all began. You can also see the impressive old viaduct from here, the very same ...
... of the macdonalds and the Campbell's. The Macdonalds had been late in signing the treaty with the king and so to show his new found power he sent the Campbell clan to murder them. After staying with the Macdonalds for two weeks one night the signal was given and the Campbell's murdered almost the entire clan. Many tired to escape to the highlands but died of exposure to the elements. In glenco it is legal to discriminate against a Campbell even today ...
... peak). The slope was gradual, and people of all ages were climbing and relaxing on both hills. Dan and I circled around for the best view of the city and the Royal Mile, from Edinburgh Castle all the way to Holyrood Palace, where Queen Elizabeth stays when at Edinburgh. We took some photos and a video panorama. I was doing fine until I looked down one too many times from maybe 200' up and decided it would be good to get back on the ground.
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As we reached the second Munro though we saw some massive cornices over one side of the ridge. We got a tad concerned about the descent through a gulley as we'd seen it earlier and it still had a ton of snow on it and the cornices were pretty dodgy!
... br> Farewell to the mountains, high-cover’d with snow,
Farewell to the straths and green vallies below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods,
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.
The next few days is a mad rush back to Glasgow for some meetings and then to heathrow and home. I will at some stage go back to this blog and put some more walk details in for any one who stumbles across it and is actually planning their WHW. ...