West Highland Way – Day 2 – Easter Drumquhassle farm to Sallochy campsite

  • June 6th, 2018

  • 22.4km | ascent 624m | descent 652m

  • Sallochy campsite, £7

Thistle

Thistle

Gorse and a glorious blue sky day in Scotland

Gorse and a glorious blue sky day in Scotland

heading up Conic Hill

And there were heaps of people on the trail, all heading up Conic Hill

The winding trail up Conic Hill

The winding trail up Conic Hill with the constant chorus of cuckoo birds

On Conic Hill with a view of Loch Lomond

On Conic Hill with a view of Loch Lomond

View of Loch Lomond from Conic Hill

View of Loch Lomond from Conic Hill

View of Loch Lomond from Conic Hill

View of Loch Lomond from Conic Hill

A hiker descending Conic Hill

A hiker descending Conic Hill

A steak and ale pie for lunch at the Oak Tree Inn in Balmaha

A steak and ale pie for lunch at the Oak Tree Inn in Balmaha

Hikers heading around Loch Lomond

Hikers heading around Loch Lomond

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The shore of Loch Lomond

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Thistle waymark

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Gorgeous woodland

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Rocky shore of Loch Lomond

My camp for the night on the shore of Loch Lomond at Sallochy campsite

My camp for the night on the shore of Loch Lomond at Sallochy campsite

West Highland Way day 2, Easter Drumquhassle farm to Sallochy campsite

West Highland Way day 2, Easter Drumquhassle farm to Sallochy campsite

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4 responses to “West Highland Way – Day 2 – Easter Drumquhassle farm to Sallochy campsite

  1. Looks amazing! That is not the same tent which you used on PCT?
    Can i ask also what you use for a camping mat?
    You’re inspiring me to get out and do some of these hikes in UK.
    Thank you Kat

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    • Hi Aidan,
      No this isn’t the same tent I used on the PCT, that was a non-free-standing tent from Yama Mountain Gear that used my hiking poles instead of regular tent poles. I still have and love that tent, but I just wasn’t sure what the terrain would be like so I decided to take the free-standing tent with me (in case I was camping on concrete etc and couldn’t use pegs). My mat is what I was using on the PCT, a women’s Neoair Xlite. I’ll add a gear list to the blog 😉
      There’s so many incredible hikes in the UK, I’m hoping to hike the National Trails next year 🙂

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  2. Thanks Kat, look forward to the rest of your blog. I have a Camino planned for October, Salamanca to Santiago. Next year i will definitely plan for some of the UK trails, like the Pennine Way, Hadrians Wall or your recent one, WHW.

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