I’ve had several routes planned for a while, just as a fun exercise. After talking to Alan on our recent Peddars Way walk, I ran one route by him. His opinion was that the route I had outlined was a sensible one for a first timer. So, at the moment, this is what I’m thinking: Oban, Loch Etive, Glen Coe, Kinlochleven, Loch Ossian, Culra, Loch Pattack, Dalwhinnie, Gaick Lodge, Glen Feshie, Braemar, Ballater, Mount Keen, Tarfside, Edzell, St Cyrus. So far I’ve plotted up to Braemar in detail. The home stretch should be straightforward.
The other strong contender was Strathcarron. However, I didn’t want to get funnelled into the bottlenecks of Drumnadrochit or Fort Augustus in crossing the Great Glen. Oban has the appeal of a relatively easy first day as well. As I ponder, things could change. I need to check a couple of things out, but it feels like a good route to take with some good wild camping possibilities and with some social opportunities. So if you want to meet me or avoid me, that’s probably my route.