Fort Augustus

The rain had been on and off thoughout the night; we left while there was a break in it while the sun was shining. We managed about 300m before a shower hit us; on with the waterpoofs. We just can’t seem to shake our nemesis. The path followed the canal for a short while beforeContinue reading “Fort Augustus”


The rain started around 1700hrs yesterday and relentlessly fell until around 1300hrs, where we had sunny spells and showers for the remainder of the day. I managed to get in touch with the hostel at Laggan, so a dry bed for tonight. Throughout the night the wind and rain battered the tent ensuring we hadContinue reading “Laggan”


We took full advantage of our rest day in Fort William. All our gear has been washed and I replaced my waterproof trousers. We did a tour of all the watering holes along the high street watching the hikers cross the finish line; many with the WHW strut. We bumped into a few walkers thatContinue reading “Gairlochy”

Fort William

Thankfully the rain had stopped during the night allowing us to take down the tent which was relatively dry by Scottish weather standards. The path took us through the village where it climbed through the woodlands surrounding Kinlochleven. Dad found it a bit tiring but we couldn’t stop long to catch our breaths as theContinue reading “Fort William”


We were blessed yesterday with the weather, however we are paying for it today. It has been by far the worst conditions on the trip to this point. We had breakfast in the lounge bar, where the night before we watched the deer through the windows. Once eaten we collected our packed lunches from receptionContinue reading “Kinlochleven”

Kings House

I was feeling much improved from the day before but still had an Imodium to be safe. We left the hotel in glorious sunshine which stayed with us throughout the day; we actually had to put the sunscreen on! We crossed the bridge and began our ascent up Mam Carraigh. At the top we wereContinue reading “Kings House”

Bridge of Orchy

The comfy beds were exactly what our weary bodies needed. However I woke with a dodgey stomach that required an Imodium. I can’t figure out if it was something I had eaten or my body is still in shock from the 21 miler. We had our breakfast which made us feel human again and pickedContinue reading “Bridge of Orchy”