3 July 2014

June Solstice trip - Glens,Lochs and Bothies

Over the June Solstice me and two friends ,Philip and Andrew, did our traditional walking trip,this time in the area between the Great Glen and Rough Bounds of Knoydart.
Link to trip photos here 
I need to change the camera back to BST from New Zealand time!

We started from Strathan at the head of Loch Arkaig and headed for Glen Pean bothy in the late evening.From there we had a fairly short day through the rugged upper glen and down to Oban bothy on Loch Morar and then spent the afternoon exploring the immediate area.
 
The following day we took the good stalkers path up Gleann an Lochan Eanaiche then went down into Upper Glendessarry and over the Mam na Cloich Airde to Sourlies bothy on Loch Nevis.
Sourlies is a fairly small bothy on a junction of well trodden routes and it was fairly cramped on the second night.We had the only rain of the trip on a day walk up Glen Carnach,a very wild and beautiful area.
On the final day of the main walk we retraced our steps to Upper Glendessarry and down the lower glen to Loch Arkaig.
After a night's wild camping near the head of the loch we headed down to the outlet at the eastern end and walked round to Invermallie bothy to spend the last night of the trip.A nice bothy but I wish folks carried their rubbish out rather than let it pile up and attract vermin!




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