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Day 19 – Drymen to Sallochy

Day 19 – Drymen to Sallochy

A wholesome interesting relatively short day. Weather is dreary and we are stuck in the clouds by the time we reach conic hill but Loch Lomond is seen for the first time through the mist.

Loch Lomond from Conic Hill
Loch Lomond from Conic Hill

The clouds start to lift as the sun rises and the route is packed full of walkers. Conic Hill looks higher than it actually is & we scale around the side before the descent into busy Balmaha. Coach loads are here spending money in the extortionate village shop. We pass through quickly and walk the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond all day..

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We eventually reach a simple campsite in Sallochy where we pitch up. Until now, Ive been under the impression the whole midgie thing is just the Scottish exaggerating, but no, it is a problem. A big problem, lol..

Chilling in Sallochy
Chilling in Sallochy 
Day 18 – Croy Hill to Drymen

Day 18 – Croy Hill to Drymen

Limits. What are they? What’s there purpose ? Barriers of the mind…

Todays a turning point & from today we leave behind canal walking for the West Highland Way. We walk the canal for several miles where it turns in a disused railway line. Walking through several picturesque villages & admiring the change scenery. The Campsie Fells domi ates the north.

Walkers welcome
Walkers welcome
Campsie fells
Campsie fells

We eventually hit the West Highland Way..

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West Highland Way

The West Highland way takes us into the lovely town of Drymen. We arrive at a bunkhouse called Kip in the kirk, and welcomed warmly by the kind staff. This place is a gem and really feels like a home away from home. Our stinky clothes are washed and dried, we were fed home made South African milk tart. walkers pass through here with bags of enthusiasm and I can say I left here with some new friends.

Samanthas delicious milk tart
Samanthas delicious milk tart