Monday, 14 June 2010

WHW Day 1 - Milngavie to Drymen

Total distance: 20.26 km
Start time: 9:15; End time: 17:45
Time spent actually walking: 5 h 27 mins
Time stopped: 3 h 2 mins


We had a lovely day, walking just over 22 km (12 miles?) from Milngavie to Drymen. It was the best imaginable weather through surprisingly flat, but quite varied country. We had woods, a small loch, and a hilly passage before walking along a disused railway track to the pub where we were having lunch. In the afternoon, it seemed that we mostly walked a long a covered pipe bringing water from Loch Lomond, then through country lanes to Drymen. We stopped for tea at a disused sand quarry with nice views over Loch Lomond. This is a really nice time of year in Scotland because it feels like the earlier part of sping. There are wild irises, bluebells, rhodedendron and hawthorn flowers dropping their petals everywhere like confetti. The walk was really a breeze and even Antonia was hardly tired at all at the end. In fact, she was running round and round in circles in the garden of the bed and breakfast.

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