Feral Goat, Scotland

This section of the West Highland Way is 14 miles in length and starts relatively easy but progressively the trail is more demanding with rough surface of hard rock.

The hike commenced in light rain at Rowardennan with easy-going along the bank of Loch Lomond. Here, trees include Oak, Ash and Alder with Broom bushes in evidence.

Later, the rain eased and visibility improved. A feature today was the high incidence of waterfalls and streams draining off Ben Lomond, a mountain just to the east.

Waterfall, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Fungi, Loch Lomond

Waterfall, Loch Lomond

As the hike progressed birdsong could be heard whilst at ground level there were lush, green coatings of mosses, ferns and lichens.

The trail was routed through Craigrostan Wood, an ancient woodland containing native oak trees.

On reaching Inversnaid had lunch at the hotel which is cloe to an impressive waterfall known as the Falls of Inversnaid.

As the day progressed, I moved on towards destination of Inverarnan encountering tough hiking conditions underfoot.  On this path I encountered a small group of feral goats which appeared quite passive and unperturbed.

Hiking Trail, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Fungi, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Hiking Trail, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Towards the end of this day’s hike good views of the northern section of Loch Lomond are in evidence.

Loch Lomond, Scotland

This evening, I overnighted at Beinglas Farm.

Be Sociable, Share!