Day 5: Tyndrum to Kingshouse Hotel, 19 mls, 1,665 ft
The tracks today were rather tedious as mile after mile was just the same underfoot, though it was a little more interesting between Bridge of Orchy and the Inveroran Hotel. Rannoch Moor was completely different from what we expected. Whilst there was the sense of being more 'out in the wilds' we were walking on an engineered track all the way - no grassy hummocks or boggy areas etc to navigate. The last hour was rather wet and whilst there was a bath in the room the water was not hot enough to take advantage of it. The view from the room was brilliant, looking towards Buachaille Etive Mor at the entrance to Glencoe.
We saw lots of foxgloves along the route - and a fair number of mountains in the distance
Beinn Dorain, one of the Munros overlooking Bridge of Orchy(3,529ft)
One of the two steel viaducts that carry the railway across the glen
Heading towards Bridge of Orchy
The 1751 bridge over the River Orchy which gave the village of The Bridge of Orchy its name
Looking north . . .
and south from the bridge
Continuing along the route . . .
we are able to see Loch Tulla
Kath prepares for a group shot . . .
and here is the result!
Another view of Loch Tulla . . .
which has the Inveroran Hotel at its head . . .
is overlooked by Black Mount . . .
and has an impressive Victorian Lodge on its banks
Rannoch Moor . . .
and again . . .
another one . . .
and the last one
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