Top of the country and back 2018 “Welcome to Scotland”

Leaving the rain of the Lake District behind us we entered Scotland and headed for the Loch Lomond area, the plan was to explore, so we parked up not free, later we would backpack up a mountain and wild camp for the night.

Loch Lomond is a lake in southern Scotland. It’s part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. The surrounding highlands area is home to red deer and oak woodlands. On the eastern shore, footpaths and cycle trails criss-cross craggy Ben Lomond mountain and the smaller Conic Hill. Across the loch, Luss Heritage Path winds through rolling countryside and ancient Luss village, with its stone cottages. At 36.4 kilometres (22.6 mi) long and between 1 and 8 kilometres (0.62–4.97 mi) wide, with a surface area of 71 km2(27.5 sq mi) this makes it the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain by surface area.

It was really busy when we arrived ,coach loads of people so we had a coffee and lunch at the Coach House Coffee Shop
it was a well deserved break and you don’t have to pay for the toilet.. at the visitors centre a wee wee tax of 35 pence so make sure you have change.
After refreshments and bladder relief off we set for Falls of Falloch
Trout fishing

Time was ticking on and we had to find our mountain to sleep on ,next stop Crianlarich.Car parked for the night, the rucksacks packed off we set to find a overnight wild camping site.

Are we nearly there yet

 

camp for the night

Lily’s leg give up and i ended up with 2 rucksacks to carry and we camped just 300 metre’s shy of the summit, it was fine we had a cascading stream by us, and we also saw our first Scottish deer.

Next time Glencoe area …