Half way on the Way

A short summary of the past 53 miles…

Day 1: Milngaive to Drymen, 16km. Highlights were just to get started and first experience of wild camping.

Day 2: Drymen to Rowerdennen, 26km. Highlights were Conic Hill and meeting Loch Lomond. We also met some people on the Way. These included a lady and her dog, Rabbie, training to tackle every Corbett for a search and rescue dog charity. This lady and her dog had already bagged every Munro to raise money for Help for Heroes. We also met a Swiss Dr and two German brothers. This was a long day and by the time we reached Rowerdennen the SYHA hostel felt like pure luxury!

Day 3: Rowedennen to Duone Bothy, 16km. Really tough day once we had left the high road. Two miles took over an hour as we scrambled over rocks along the Loch shore with our packs. Easily the toughest part of the Way. The rain came in as we reached the Bothy. So grateful for the shelter for the night. The two German brothers were also there and had a fire going.

Day 4: Duone to Tyndrum, 24km. Highlights included breakfast at the Drovers Inn and the scenery. Absolutely beautiful day to leave the Loch side surrounded by snow topped mountains and hills. Reached By the Way Inn in time for a training camp for the ultra marathon next month.

Days 5 & 6: stayed in Tyndrum. Max trying to heal his injury. Lots of good company, running specific yoga, good food, terrible weather and free socks! On Day 6 the training camp ended and Max and I have struggled with a feeling of restlessness. Can’t wait for tomorrow and to head Northwards again.

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