Hiking Group

This evening, I am posting information and images on today’s hike along a section of the Three Lochs Way. The hike covered a 14km section of the 55km trail, from Garelochhead to Helensburgh which is 32 miles  N.W. of Glasgow in S.W. Scotland. Key features of this route are:

  • Great views north of Garelochhead over Loch Long to the knobbly skyline of Argyll.
  • A military training area.
  • Glen Fruin, site of famous battle in 1603 between the clans Colquhoun and MacGregor in which latter prevailed.
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Hill House  (1904) in Helensburgh.
  • Elegant Helensburgh (founded by a Colquhoun) which is located on the Firth of Clyde and benefits from tree-lined streets,

As will be evident from the images, the high elevation route was covered with a thin layer of snow. The group encountered strong winds,rain and sleet.

Hungry Bovines on Three Lochs Way, Scotland

Snow covered landscape on Three Lochs Way, Scotland

Hiking Group att Rhu, S.W. Scotland

Rhu, Three Lochs Way, Scotland

Three Lochs Way Landscape, S.W. Scotland

Battle of Glen Fruin Marker Stone on Three Lochs Way

Hiking Group on Three Lochs Way, S.W. Scotland

Snow covered landscape on Three Lochs Way, Scotland

Hiking Group on Three Lochs Way, S.W.Scotland

Hiking Group on Three Lochs Way, Scotland

Three Lochs Way, S.W. Scotland

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