Tuesday 18 May 2010

TGO Challenge 2010 - Day 5: Laggan Locks to Melgarve

I was feeling very tired this morning after the previous two long days, and the weather forecast didn't look to be good for tomorrow, so I decided against my plan for a high camp. Instead I decided to head to Melgarve bothy via Glen Roy.

I set off from the hostel with John, Andrew, Alan & Phil at 10am for the climb up the 'Fairy Glen'. We had been given instructions from the hostel regarding the best way out of the forest, which we followed. The faint path petered out above the forest, so it was then a rough walk across to Glen Turret.

In Glen Turret we found the remains of two ruined shepherd's huts, with only the fireplaces & chimneys remaining; one of them even had a saucepan & kettle by the fire!  We had a lovely sunny afternoon walk up Glen Roy, stopping for some long breaks for brews in the sunshine.

Alan & Phil stopped at Luib-chonnal, but Andrew, John & I decided to push on to Melgarve. As we neared Melgarve, we met Peter & Avril and then Humphrey. We arrived around 9pm and had dinner & whisky in the last light of the day.

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