Wednesday 15 May. It was a beautiful start to the day as can be seen from the two early morning pictures taken from my caravan site. For today’s walk we had a 50 mile drive along the “Road to the Isles” almost to Malaig. We turned off at the village of Morar and then had a 3 mile stretch of switchback road alongside Loch Morar to the start of our walk.
It was only 4.65 miles with 1,365ft of ascent. The estimated time for the walk was 2½ hours but it took us nearly twice as long to complete. The path was rough, boggy in places and made for slow going. Our intention was to walk from the shore of Loch Morar to the Shore of Loch Nevis but only Bea completed the full journey which added another ½ mile and a further 400ft of up and down. It was a very steep drop down to Loch Nevis so Karen & I decided to stop a little higher up for lunch whilst we waited for Bea. This took a little longer than expected as Bea couldn’t find her way back to our lunch spot. We set out to search for her and could hear her blowing her whistle to attract our attention.
We heard our first cuckoo of the year whilst we were drinking in the views across Loch Nevis and the distant snow covered mountains.