Mark Walks LEJOG Day 58 – Invermoriston to Drumnadrochit

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…

I really enjoyed my stay at the Glenmoriston Hotel. Ailsa and her family are so welcoming and the service and food was excellent. Definitely the place to stay in Invermoriston.

I was just about to leave the village when I met a man who was in a lot of distress. I talked to him a while and he calmed down slowly. It turned out he had missed the bus he needed to catch to Inverness for a hospital appointment. So I searched the internet and called a taxi and waited with him until it arrived. It was clear he was very anxious about the cost of the cab, so I talked to the taxi driver and settled the bill before he left.

I was very happy to return to the Great Glen Way, which has been some of the most pleasurable walking of the trip. The start of the walk involved climbing around 1000 feet or so back into the hills and forest.

As the path climbs higher and higher, views across Loch Ness and the Grampian mountains beyond grow more and more spectacular.

Once up in the hills, the walk is an easy, undulating ramble through the woods for several miles before emerging from the forest onto a calm, quiet country lane.

The few miles along the lane were really pleasant, with great views all around. One can’t help but daydream about living in a spot like this. Though that’s possibly a trick of the great weather the Highlands is currently experiencing.

Leaving the lane, the Great Glen Way drops down towards Drumnadrochit through a dark and intriguing pine forest.

I was then walking into the village along the busy road and suddenly surrounded by people. Drumnadrochit is the most popular location for Loch Ness tourists and I don’t think I’ve ever been here when it has been anything other than bustling. Today was no exception.

I made my way to my hotel for the night, had a quick change and headed out to see Nessie.


The Day 58 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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