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.
* fourteen after my little side trip to Crianlarich
** very mild inclines, but hey! I’m on holiday!