Gairlochy to Laggan Locks

Another day, another stage of our Great Glen Way walk. After waking up in our very comfortable B&B we enjoyed once again a delicious scottish breakfast of scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, overlooking the garden and the not-to-distant highland mountains. I can think of many worse ways of starting a day...



After breakfast we made ourselves on the way back to Gairlochy to tackle the next stage of the Great Glen Way.
During the walk to rejoin the trail we were treated to an amazing view of a band of low lying mist over the canal. Fortunately we had started out early, or we would have missed the mysterious mist, and would have been miffed.



Today's stage definitely had more of a wow factor then yesterday's walk along the towpath. We were treated to fantastic views of Loch Lochy when walking the loch-side path. The only critisism I can think of is that a little more effort in the naming of the Loch wouldn't have been too much to ask for. Calling a loch Lochy seems like a lazy option to me, and considering beauty of the place it deserves better!

After following the loch for quite some time the trail moves uphill at Clunes and continuous along an 8 mile long forest track towards Laggan Locks. Being surrounded for more than 2 hours by 20 meter high pine trees made me feel suitably impressed and unseasonably "chrismassy".

when we left to forest the road decended towards the picturesque locks and an inviting looking bar on a barge. Sadly the owner doesn't believe in Mondays and the promise of a pint was never fulfilled as the place was closed.

We had a softdrink from the kiosk instead, and after a 10 minute suicidal walk along the busy A82 we reached our destination for the night, the Forest Lodge B&B.

For today's harvest of pictures, click here.

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