May 2013 - Another West Highland Way (and some Warren in April)

Hope everyone else enjoyed their Way

Company assemble at Inveroran.  They came by bus, car, bike and on foot. We are now about to cross over one of Britain’s largest and wildest moors. When conditions are calm this is a deceptively easy walk, the way is extremely exposed with no shelter. Official advice is not to stray from the path as there are places you can sink into a peat bog!  Kathleen!

Off we go, at the start of the ten mile section to Kingshouse.  No sun.

Heading back already?

Photo opportunity.

Kathleen, Colin and Rionna, all striding out.

Chocolate stop.  And rum and gin and tonic - some walk!

Views not exactly the most stunning, but still pretty emotive

Another visit to the cairn to check there is no plaque.  There isn't.  However it seems this cairn is a memorial to Peter Fleming, an older brother of  Ian Fleming who wrote the James Bond books.  Peter died while out stalking on the Rannoch Moor in 1971.  

A Black Grouse, spotted on the moor.  We left it in peace.

Signs of civilisation return as we near the White Corries ski area

Much more civilised.  Unfortunately our party didn't get to go in, though I believe the others had a night.

Fed up with pictures we headed off, though we didn't make it in time for the piano lesson!

And earlier in the year (April) we had a visit from Kathleen and Warren

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