Loch Coruisk to Loch Sligachan
The Loch Coruisk wild camp had been something I had wanted to do ever since I had first seen photos of this wild place. I had made the most of it, and stayed awake until late watching the stars appear and drinking on the last of the whisky.
As a result, I enjoyed the best sleep of the trip and woke at about 8 am. I loitered around for a while, marvelling at this spectacular location before finally packing up and setting off walking back along the path beside the Loch.
A soggy path ascends below Sgurr na Srti up the the bealach below Sgurr Hain.
It was another beautiful morning and I was blessed with wonderful views all day.
|Loch a' Choire Riabhaich|
|Coullin backdrop from the bealach below Sgurr Hain|
|Marsco and Ruadh Stac|
|Sgurr nan Gillean from River Sligachen|
The walk out to the Sligachan Hotel was a pleasure, I passed the only walkers that I had seen on the entire trip, three solo walkers heading in the opposite direction.
The peace and quiet was interrupted at one point by a couple of low flying Tornado's out on exercise.
Lunch was taken in the hotel. Fish and Chips washed down with a few pints of Guinness sat by the log fire in the lounge bar.
There was no need to hurry today, in fact the entire walk had been a leisurely affair and extended lunch stops and early camps had been a feature of the walk.
Eventually, I shouldered the pack and pushed on along a lovely path on the north shore of Loch Sligachan to a perfect pitch a mile or so short of the road.
|Burn on An Leitir|
|Loch Sligachan camp.|
|Glamaig across Loch Sligachan|
Another memorable day's walking on the Winged Isle.