A short evening walk into Luib-chonnal bothy to meet some TGO Challengers for the evening
Distance: 7km; Ascent: 150m; Overcast and mainly dry; Solo
Route map will follow next week
As I drove away from Newtonmore this afternoon I passed several TGO Challengers on the A86, including Ian C who I stopped to chat to for a few minutes. My destination for the evening was Luib-Chonnal bothy in Glen Roy and I had decided to drive round to Glen Roy rather than approaching it from Melgarve as the Glen Roy approach is slightly shorter and has a better track most of the way.
At the end of the public road in Glen Roy I met Mike Knipe who I walked with for a few hundred metres before I realised that I'd left my gaiters in the car! Given that the hills I had planned for tomorrow were quite peat haggy in places, I opted to return to the car to retrieve them!
|Confluence of the rivers Turret and Roy|
|Bridge over the River Turret|
|Glen Roy near Leckroy|
|Falls of Roy|
|New-ish looking bridge in upper Glen Roy|
|The cheese & wine party in Luib-chonnal bothy|
Edit 12/06/13: Alan and Andrew have now written up their excellent accounts of today, including the cheese & wine party; follow the links above to read them. Also see here for my Social Hiking map from the two-day trip.
N.B. 18/06/13 - Post date updated to actual date of walk, i.e. 14/05/13 (from 18/05/13). Link to social hiking also added.