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Lovely coffee in the Atholl Arms.
The “slightly ruinous footbridge”.
Warming up again at Bynack Lodge after the aborted river crossing.
Blackburn Bothy has a spacious bathroom with real stone fittings…
Drying out with a firewood partly foraged from a the Black Burn, partly lugged on my back over the Corrieyairack.
The interesting ruined trestle bridge at Fort Augsutus, a Dipper singing loudly from its nearest trestle and a Grey Wagtail feeding young in tis furthest.
Easy river crossings in Glen Banchor, thank goodness
Looking North from Glen Banchor
This is also the path.
Grumpy Glen Tilt
This was the path..
…but higher up it was increasingly fragmenting.
Still quite a lot of snow in frost pockets n the way up the glen…
Bedtime reading at Greystones
In the lounge at Greystones
Dr Ian Blyth of the University of the Highlands and Islands introducing us to Debord’s concept of the dérive at the local history day. I feel a blog post coming on…
Morag’s wobbly bunks, not a caption you read every day.
Inexplicably shot and dumped Mountain Hare (left) and Rabbit (right). IDs confirmed by the Hare Preservation Trust.
Ruined shieling, Glen Banchor
Bedroom window view -Strathspey
Inside the ruined shieling, traps of all shapes and sizes…
Quirky Wildcat – rather unusual pelage!
Display of beautiful naturally-dyed hand woven yarns at the local history day.
Along the Caledonian Canal. It’s huge!
From the swing bridge, the Caledonian Canal heading into Loch Oich
The swing bridge doing its thing, after I’d been shooed off it.
As I rested at what looked like an idyllic lochside campsite on the Great Glen Way, a Wood Warbler and a Cuckoo sang overhead.
On the Great Glen Way along Loch Oich there are two alternative routes, this cycleway along the old railway or a nicer lochside path. Sadly the latter was badly obstructed by fallen trees at the west end.
Lady’s Smock at Kytra Lock
Looking back from Laggan Bridge
Laggan Bridge, where the Great Glen Way intersects with the rather more hardcore Cape Wrath Trail.