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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