West Highland Way – Day 5 – Tyndrum to Glencoe Mountain Resort

  • June 9th, 2018
  • 28.1km | ascent 646m | descent 542m
  • Glencoe Mountain Resort, £6 to camp
Bridge of Orchy Hotel
We managed to pick up a ride from outside the Bridge of Orchy Hotel back to Tyndrum and started the trail where I left it the day before
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Thunderstorms were forecast, could we beat them?
It didn't take long until the skies turned a majestic colour of grey and we donned our rain gear
Not likely! It didn’t take long until the skies turned a majestic colour of grey and we donned our rain gear
Threatening grey skies
Threatening grey skies
The River Orchy a few steps from the Bridge of Orchy hotel
The River Orchy a few steps from the Bridge of Orchy hotel
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The Bridge of Orchy
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A cairn on Ben Inverveigh with Loch Tulla in the background
Loch Tulla
Loch Tulla
Rain showers are imminent!
Rain showers are imminent!
Taking refuge from the rain with cake and coffee at the Inveroran Hotel
Taking refuge from the rain with cake and coffee at the Inveroran Hotel
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Walking along the old military road
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Needless to say, it rained and thundered as we made our way across the most exposed section of the West Highland Way, Rannoch Moor! I wish I could have taken more photos but considering the circumstances, we barely stopped!
Heading to Rannoch Moor
Heading to Rannoch Moor and walking straight into a thunderstorm
Crossing Rannoch Moor
Crossing Rannoch Moor, taken on my iPhone as my camera was now safely tucked away inside my pack after constant downpours
Our two-man Big Agnes tent (the grey/white one) at Glencoe Mountain Resort
Our two-man Big Agnes tent (the grey/white one) at Glencoe Mountain Resort
West Highland Way day 5, Tyndrum to Glencoe Mountain Resort
West Highland Way day 5, Tyndrum to Glencoe Mountain Resort
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7 responses to “West Highland Way – Day 5 – Tyndrum to Glencoe Mountain Resort

  1. I love to read and see your pictures…. Can i ask you what camera do you use? I leave in Ireland and i know for a fact that blue sky is a real gem when you have it!!! haha…

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