Travel Blogs from Kinlochleven
... train which was a bit disappointing. I wanted to get a good photo of the Glenfinnan Viaduct, but it was on the opposite side from where we were sitting. I moved to the space between the coaches so I could see out a window for a picture. A couple of other people shared the one window with me and were very considerate in taking photos quickly then getting out of the way for the next person. The train slowed down a bit going over the viaduct giving ...
... gray and cloudy, but it seemed to fit the melancholic mood of the Highlands.
We found our hotel, the Kildonan Lodge, in Edinburgh pretty easily...only had to go down the block and turn around once, since we missed the driveway on a busy street. There were a lot of hotels and b&b's on the street, and most looked a lot alike, with the gray stone exteriors and hedged yards. Our room was on the 4th floor with no elevators...good leg workouts ...
Wednesday 28th May; Carn Liath 1006m, Stob Poite Coire Ardair 1054m, Creag Meagaidh 1128
A wonderful Mountain day!
Martin and I set off promptly, thinking that if the weather turned we would just do Carn Liath then retreat and were walking at 9am from the visitor centre at Aberarder. We followed the excellent path up to the more established birch forest, and ...
... good views down the valley. From then onwards we had good views along the
ridge as we continued over the summit, and down over heathery slopes to regain
the forest track. We took the ‘alternative green route’ through the forest,
forgetting about the effects of the previous downpour, and had good fun squelching
our way through very wet bog amongst the trees.
... they were all day-walkers who were retracing their steps to Kingshouse. Fortunately I was on a ridge so it was almost impossible I could have taken a wrong turn.
I spent several hours making a slow descent to Kinlochleven and never saw another soul. All of which meant I had a distinctly unsettling few hours in the rain and wind - for which I am very grateful. it was exactly what I expected the Highlands to feel like!
And now I am done - due to train and plane times ...