Saturday, May 18, 2013

West Highland Way: Day 2

Scotlands long distance routes  Stage 2: Drymen to Rowardennan

From Drymen the West Highland Way climbs through a section of forestry before crossing moorland to reach Conic Hill. The dazzlingly beautiful views from here of Loch Lomond and its islands rank among the great moments of any journey along the Way. After the village of Balmaha, the route stays close to Loch Lomond on an undulating but very scenic stretch that leads on to Rowardennan.

Tonight I'm staying at The Rowardennan Hotel.
 
     





Terrain
Forest tracks and then a hillpath over Conic Hill, followed by undulating and occasionally rough going closer to Loch Lomond.



Walk Statistics

Distance  23km/14.25 miles
Time  6 - 7 hours
Ascent  430m
Grid Ref  NS482888
Route Profile


Tomorrow: Stage 3 and yesterday: Stage 1