WHW Day 6 and 7 Crianlarich to Glencoe

Two good days. Yesterday we walked to Bridge of Orchy starting in forest, then for the remainder of the day in open country. We crossed from the western UK watershed to the eastern, where water flows into the North Sea rather than the Atlantic. It was an easy climb to the pass dividing west from east, although we shared the route with a motorway and a railroad. But soon we were back in quiet meadows. Cloudy, no rain, some sun in the afternoon. We spent the night in a very good hotel.

Today was one of the best days of the walk. Most of it in the highlands surrounded by mountains and away from roads or villiages. Enough sunshine today to walk in shorts and a T-shirt for part of the day.

Tonight we are in a hostel in the very small town of Glencoe.

Church in Crainlarich
Forst path turned red with fallen tree needles
Brown heather plants which will be full of colour later in the year.
The gate with no fence. Still asking to be shut.
On the way down from the pass over the watershed divide
Stile over a fence on the way to Orchy
Hotel Orchy Bridge
River Orchy
Triail through the highlands
Lunch and boots off
Mounain peaks and some blue sky


9 thoughts on “WHW Day 6 and 7 Crianlarich to Glencoe”

  1. Sounds like you’re off to a good start. Meanwhile, we have rain, but such is April.

  2. Inge & Roy:

    When Coleen and I stayed at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel they had tartan rugs! Your pictures are bringing back so many memories so thank you for sharing.

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