WHW: Inverarnen to Tyndrum

This made me smile.

After yesterday’s lunacy, I was a little bit nervous about today.  True, I only had to cover twelve miles*, but this time I had a cut-off.  Miss the 15:45 train from Tyndrum and the next one wasn’t for hours.

Fortunately, the going was significantly easier than yesterday, with a fair amount of well-groomed vehicle track and a bit of soft woodland trail.  There were still rocky bits and hills** to walk up but there wasn’t a scramble to be had.  In fact, the worst hill wasn’t even part of the route.  I decided to peel off down to Crianlarich at the halfway point to see if the shop sold icecream (it did) a decision which I regretted when I realised that the down went on for the best part of a mile.  Next time, I shall wave in the general direction of Crianlarich and move swiftly on.

Large sections of the route were within sound of running water – babbling burns and mini waterfalls abounded – and there were some spectacular views of peaks I’m very glad I won’t have to run up.

And just before Tyndrum, there is some sort of edifice (probably ritual)…

… to which someone has added a sacrifice all of their very own.

* fourteen after my little side trip to Crianlarich

** very mild inclines, but hey!  I’m on holiday!


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A Bradypus or Sloth am I, I live a life of ease, contented not to do or die but idle as I please; ... [Michael Flanders and Donald Swann]
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4 Responses to WHW: Inverarnen to Tyndrum

  1. Andy says:

    It’s a totem to the god Tetris…any fool knows that.

  2. totkat says:

    Gotta say, you’re making this national trail look pretty darned glorious. Looking forward to the next instalments!

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