Mark Walks LEJOG Day 51 – Inversnaid to Ewich

Hullo. How are you? I hope you are having a good day. I’m Mark and I’m walking from Land’s End to John O’Groats…

Following a slap up breakfast at the excellent Garrison of Inversnaid, I set off back down the hill to rejoin the West Highland Way.

The section of the West Highland Way running about five miles from Inversnaid to Inverarnan is an exciting mix of cliff edge and scrambling – hands very much required – including at one stage an actual ladder. This made it difficult to have the camera out except for the moments where the path drops down to the waterside, which was looking magnificent.

At Inverarnan, I popped into the little campsite shop to stock up on water and spent some time chatting to several people I have met along the way.

Today’s walk involved 3504 feet of ascent and took my total ascent over the two Mount Everests point, which feels like an achievement. The ascent is quickly increasing during this part of the walk, which is mountainous and involves a lot of ups and downs even lower down the hills.

From Inverarnan the walk leaves Loch Lomond and follows the river Falloch towards Crianlarich. The Falls of Falloch are lovely and I’ve been there several times in the past, but the viewing area was thronging with tourists, so I gave it a wide berth, seeing only the lower falls.

Crossing under the railway line via a tunnel that forces even the shortest hiker to crouch, I weaved around the hill to the excellent B&B called Ewich House and settled in for a quiet night.

The Day 51 Vlog

Fundraising for MacMilan Cancer Support

As I walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats, I am hoping to raise £10,000 for MacMillan Cancer Support, who do such a wonderful job of supporting families through the most difficult times. If you are able to spare any amount and would like to donate to MacMillan, please do so through my Just Giving Page.






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