Leaving the Highlands (11th August 2016)

Thursday 11th August 2016

Started with cooked veggie breakfast – the bunkhouse managed to extract £50 from me in total! Walked down by Loch Lomond and past the start of Ben Lomond trail. Arrived at Balmaha late afternoon and stopped for tea, cake, and bought supplies from shop.

Walked over Conic Hill which was rather atmospheric with highland cattle appearing through the cloud. Walked through forestry area which my guidebook reckoned was an “official” wild camping area. I found no signs of this but plenty of pitches and in the end found pitch by round, for easy access to pub in Drymen!

I met a friend who drove up from Glasgow for dinner, and luckily he drove me back to my tent saving me a couple of extra miles!

Distance: 22.9 miles [view on map]

Spending: £38

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