May 31: Inverarnan – Bridge of Orchy

During the night at Beinglas Campsite I found out that my tent was a very good one for Scottish weather: it was pouring for hours and the tent withstood this without a problem.


The evening before, I had texted my boyfriend and sisters that I was quitting and would only walk one more short day. But of course, as these things go, I felt a different person in the morning so I decided to give it a go: I wouldn’t walk the 20 kilometres to Tyndrum, but continue to Bridge of Orchy another 11 kilometres further on the way.
But I was tired, as you can probably see in the picture. And in the one below: in the morning, at Beinglas Campsite, I had completely forgotten to pay for my breakfast AND forgotten to pick up the packed lunch that I had ordered. I realised this in Crianlarich, way too far to walk back, so I sent them money by mail.

The walk to Tyndrum was nice and easy. In Tyndrum I had lunch and bought some stuff: there’s a shop there which says ‘last shop before Kinlochleven’.


And also the last part, to Bridge of Orchy, was easy terrain. And beautiful landscapes. I didn’t like doing all these kilometres all by myself, again, so for that reason I would definitely adapt to the others and stop in Tyndrum if I would walk the Way again.


During the last few kilometres, there was a hail shower. When I arrived in Bridge of Orchy, it was raining and quite cold. I put my tent up by the river where there were a few other tents. Mine is the tiny green one:


Camping in such weather is no fun, BUT! The hotel nearby had a great (and warm, and dry) bar. I had a great night there with the British men from the first day, a Dutch family that was camping by the river as well, and four Flemish men walking the Way.

-> June 1: Bridge of Orchy – Kingshouse
<- May 30: Milarrochy Bay – Inverarnan

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