Walk: Balmaha to Rowardennan
Distance: 7 miles
Accommodation: Rowardennan Youth Hostel
Date: 19 September 2010
Walked with: Tracey
Pubs: The Clansman, Rowardennan
Today was short but quite damp! Just seven miles of flat or undulating walking along the eastern shore of Loch Lomond. Lots of pretty woodland interspersed with misty views of the Loch and a persistent soft rain, so I was really rocking the waterproof look today!
The trees and plants really seemed to stand out today – probably because the hillsides were hidden in the mist! Lots of different types of wild flowers, almost all pink, and some odd plants with black leaves that I’ve never seem before – any ideas anyone?
There’s defiantly something big lurking behind the youth hostel. I suspect it’s Loch Lomond… The hostel, as per usual, doesn’t have that many youths in it, just lots of very healthy middle aged northern Europeans who run 50 miles before breakfast, speak perfect English and live on muesli. Inspiring and intimidating at the same time!
Two days of the walk down, four more to go. It’s about to get harder and my left knee seemed to be trying to tell me something earlier. If only I could talk ‘knee’…