West Highland Way and Ben Nevis

 

Day 4: Inverarnan to Tyndrum, 12.6mls, 1,953 ft
No sooner had we got to sleep than we were disturbed by road works just outside the window flashing lights, noise, etc. The hostess was most apologetic but there as nothing she could have done about it. Returning to the route we walked beside the river which wasn't too far from the road. After a reasonably interesting start we soon changed to military road - stony and hard.  We reached the halfway point of the whole route just as we entered a forest, again on military tack. Emerging from the forest we passed a checkpoint 4 for the Caledonian Challenge 54 miles from Fort William to Ardlui in 24 hours. However most of the walkers passed through Tyndrum while we were having dinner. Tyndrum Lodge was adequate though the furnishings, etc were a little tired. Again, with no other venues we had dinner at the hotel and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food.

Crossing another of the many bridges - all with very little water beneath them . . .

 

but the rocks show signs of much erosion from wetter times

 

Zooming in on a passing butterfly

 

It's no good waiting for the train here, Marie!

 

Match up the mountains to the picture below . . .

 

view from the information board

 

Camping in style at Auchtertyre

 

An alternative view of the Crianlarich Hills from the kettlehole lochan

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