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I have had discussions with many of you about the next part of the walk. Some of these were prefaced by "what are you going to do when you get to Knoydart?" As I ticked off the iconic areas of Torridon and Applecross I began to wonder, what am I going to do when I get to Knoydart?
Knoydart is traditionally known as naGarbh-Chriochan or "the …
... A few of us when to a Scottish Kilt lesson, were they talked about the kilt and how people lived in Scotland many years ago. Then was some visiting and karaoke at the hostel. Then bed.
The next morning was another early morning since we had to leave by 7:30 to drive the 6 hours (we took a few scenic detours as well and stopped for lunch) to get to Glasgow to catch the train back to London. The train ride back was almost 6 ...
... from the much larger island (Great Britain) by a distance that could be measured in tens of metres rather than hundreds. From that high point the ground fell slowly gradually towards the road, but even with a strip of tarmac in sight I was still fighting my way through chest high bracken, once more wishing I had a machete.
I was only back on the road for a couple of miles before turning off into Ardmorlich forest and the "Silver ...
... tongue-twisting limerick. Susan had also made a trip to Fort William that day and was due to collect me on her way back. She was a little late so when I reached the end of the road at Smirisary I turned round and made my way back to meet her as sitting in the sun to wait was not an option.
Distance covered 21.8 miles
See the route at http://gb.mapometer.com/walking/route_3 946720.html
Up early after a windy, restless night, we were away early knowing that we had between 24 and 26 miles ahead of us to reach the Youth Hostel in Glen Affric. Two miles down the glen we met Jane Hornsby and her husband. "So what?" you ask? The significance is that Jane is walking from Lands End to JOG in aid of the Oxford Playhouse. She was being accompanied by her husband through this last wilderness stage from Fort William. We immediately started swapping notes but ...