Mark Walks LEJOG Day 56 – Stronaba to Invergarry

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 lovely breakfast at the very good Springburn Farmhouse and a quick chat with the friendly owner, I headed off along the busy A82 road.

Although road walking is never ideal, the views were absolutely amazing all around and the cool morning air was perfect for covering a lot of miles quickly.

Shortly after setting off, I ticked off another milestone, having now walked 800 miles since leaving Land’s End.

There are lots of sections of the road walk where one can take short cuts through the woods, using an old military road or minor tracks, so it wasn’t an entirely tarmac start.

The road drops down to the banks of Loch Lochy and I took the opportunity to walk along the beach for a while, which is slower going but pays dividends with the view and atmosphere.

At the end of Loch Lochy, I headed to Lagan Locks and pottered about for a while, having a drink at the little takeaway kiosk and reading about the lock system.

I then rejoined the Great Glen Way along the Caledonian Canal and into woodland.

Walking through the woods was perfectly timed for some protection from the sunniest part of the day and made this stretch of the walk even more delightful.

The path was very quiet – I didn’t pass a single person during the walk today – and made for perfect conditions for mulling over my thoughts.

The woodland is fairly dense along the path, but every now and then opens up to give a glimpse of the canal.

At the Laggan swing bridge, signs informed all Great Glen Way hikers about a rerouting of the path whilst forestry work was being undertaken.

The temporary path heads up into the hills and forests, so was right up my street and a nice little bonus to today’s walk.

Before long, I was winding my way back down from the hills and arriving into Invergarry.

I checked into the hotel and then went for a little walk to the banks of Loch Oich.

The Day 56 Vlog

Fundraising for MacMillan 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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