Log No 94. Sun 28th Jul 2013 - South of Glenelg to Barisdale, 20 miles (1485 miles walked)
A change in the weather again as we woke to rain coming down on the tents. I had to get out first thing to get my share of the milk from Mick's tent, at least there were no midges this morning.
Arnisdale and Corran
We got away for 08.00 walking along the road for 4 miles to Corran stopping in the Community/Heritage Centre to use the facilities there. Mick got a shave and found a novel to take away from the box of books for sale.
Leaving Corran, resisting the temptation to visit Sheena's Tea Room, we took the footpath to Kinlochourn Hourn.
The rain was still coming down as we went up Glen Arnisdale but with little wind it wasn't too bad.
A good path followed the river, with some steep sections up to the two lochs when it levelled off before rising again up Gleann Dubh Lochain.
Going up the pass
At the top the path turned southeast and followed the pylon lines down through the hills.
Coming down the pass
When we came in sight of the head of Loch Hourn we took the path through the trees down to the Lodge and along the track to cross the river to get to the south side of the loch.
Mick's knee had been holding out not too bad on the path, the descents giving him most problems.
Looking down Loch Hourn
The rain had more or less ceased now so thankfully I could take off the waterproofs, it was far too warm to wear them.
We had a final 6 miles to go to the campsite/bothy at Barisdale.
The path to Barisdale
The map showed a footpath along the coast and with the car park at the end of the road it looked a popular walk.
It was a lot hillier than expected and took us 4 hours, getting to Barisdale at 19.00. We had met a couple walking back but they had been ferried out there in a rib from Kinloch Hourn the day before and on the way back got dropped off part way back on the path.
Getting to the campsite we saw 4 tents and the bothy sounded full, there was a party of 12 scouts doing their gold D of E, but there was a room empty so we had midge free accommodation for the night.
Coming in to Barisdale
This bothy had running water and a toilet.
20 hard felt miles in 11 hours.