The Macdonald Hotel
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... as the Old Man of Storr. As you will have discovered by now, we like to mix things up a little as we travel around, and so we left the wilderness behind for a while in order to visit Talisker distillery, the only whiskey distillery on Skye. We turned up at just gone 1100 and walked straight into the very next tour. The hour long walk around various vats, pipes, tanks, and other intricate technical machinery passed by very quickly. Gordon, our ...
... Yum! Entering the moor we were treated to another radical change in scenery. The area here is filled with small hills and is very marshy. There are no communities in that area and it is an empty landscape. Apparently the army uses it to practice camouflage and you could be looking at men out there any never know it. We then traveled onto Stirling and had the option to hike up to the stop of the William Wallace memorial. We made the short climb ...
... and most were traveling light and moving on. The b&b hosts were really hospitable...glad we got a room with them, since they are usually full.
We had a great Scottish breakfast in the morning, then hiked part way up a hill close by to see a waterfall, although it had been dry, so wasn't quite as large. Then we traveled the 6 miles back along beautiful Loch Leven to Glencoe Village, where we walked a level path about a mile around a ...
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Bought a ground mat to keep the tent dry and some incense to keep the midges at bay, and this weather is lovely! :D
... snow line. It has the name of devil's staircase - not because its so tough to walk but because men working on the dam beyond frequently died travelling back across the pass after drinking at Kingshouse.
After the mad scramble out of Kingshouse there was a group of folk making the ascent together and a bit of a photo stop at the top with Buachaille Etive Mor in the background. A few minutes later the sky opened and I finally had my highlands moment - snow, wind, rain!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsThe Macdonald Hotel Kinlochleven
They are charging only £10 overnight for a wooden cabin by the Loch and for single occupancy too!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.