It rained all night, through our amazing B&B breakfast, and as soon as we started hiking it stopped! Gotta love our luck! The sun only made a few appearances through the cloud cover, but it didn’t rain on us and that’s all that matters! Today, we were officially in the Scottish Highlands and were told that the scenery would be fantastic from here on out. Our morning involved a few obstacles to climb over and squeeze through, but it wouldn’t be a day on the trail without a few challenges…
We were on our first of three shorter days, a needed break from our four double digit days in a row. The morning flew by and before we knew it we were crossing the railway tracks and
at our first and only rest stop of the day (6 miles in), the Bridge of Orchy Hotel.After enjoying scones and tea in the pub of the Hotel, we headed out for our short 3-mile jaunt over the hill to our accommodations.The climb over the hill was beautiful. Mountains and hills of the highlands were all around, inspiring us to keep climbing.We made it to the top where we caught the first glimpse of our Inn. This 19th century Inn sits isolated on the edge of Rannoch Moor and is only still in use, thanks to the popularity of the West Highland Way!
The rain started up again shortly after we arrived, feeling rather fortunate we showered and then huddled in the small bar and watched other trekkers rolling in all wet and cold. Some of these trekkers were camping and stopped in to dry off and have a drink before they had to set up camp. We were so happy we were not them!
At dinner we were taken into a small private room next to the bar and served a meal that you would expect to get in a very nice restaurant in a major city. Yet another surprisingly amazing meal along the WHW!
Up next Inveroran to Kings House Hotel
Keep on Trekking!