West Highland Way and Ben Nevis


Day 1: Milngavie to Drymen, 12 mls, 740 ft
We left Milngavie at 9.30am and walked initially through Mugdock Park where there were numerous dog walkers. This was followed by 4 miles on a disused railway and 2 miles on a road. We had a couple of light showers but only needed umbrellas. After exploring Drymen we had a half mile walk to the B & B, Bramblewood, which was quite an upmarket establishment and to be recommended to others. The owner gave us a lift back into the village where we had dinner at the Winnock Hotel.


Ready to start the walk - only 95 miles to go!


Another view of the clock in the precinct seen the previous evening


Time for a rest before we start?


Walking through Mugdock Park - frequented by many dog-walkers


Strathblane Hills


Dumgoyne and Dumfoyne, near the distillery (Bill would have stopped here!)


Signs of things to come - long straight roads!


A clump of daisies to brighten the path . . .


zooming in


Instructions to open the gate??!!


No - not someone's front garden - just a nicely mown patch of ground en route!


The mandatory poppies - to remind Marie of home . . .


taking a closer look


Sandstone Cottages at Gartness . . .


make an interesting feature . . .


with a beautiful display of lupins


A clump of Red Soapwort . . .


followed by colourful rhododendrons . . .


worth a closer look


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