TGO Challenge 2017. Across Scotland, again, in pictures (days 1-3)

Day 1: The walking started at 4pm

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Heading up and away from Strathcarron – after late trains delayed the start
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Higher, aiming for Bendronaig Lodge
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A construction site near Bendronaig Lodge – what a mess
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Pipe dream – renewable energy. Will the area be the same again?
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River side pitch away from Bendronaig

Day 2 – Bendronaig Lodge to Glen Strathfarrar

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Morning after a storm River Black Water trickles past
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Two bridges: old and new after Bendronaig Lodge I crossed the old one
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Spaghetti junction road network – courtesy of hydro-electric plants. The new wild Scotland
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Loch Calavie gets nearer
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Loch Calavie, gorgeous in the cloud or in the sun
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East from near Loch Calavie
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Looking back in the direction of Loch Calavie
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East from just beyond Loch Calavie
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Looking back towards Beinn Dronaig
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Is this Easter Island or Scotland?
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On the approach to Pait Lodge, the view behind
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The lawn at Pait Lodge and the receding waters of Loch Monar
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Looking north west from Pait Lodge
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The view back towards Loch Calavie
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Climbing away from Pait Lodge – Loch Monar is just visible on the right
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Climbing over to the head of Glen Strathfarrar
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At the head of Glen Strathfarrar way above the power station

 

Day 3: Glen Strathfarrar to Glen Cannich

 

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The vista back up the valley to the previous night’s pitch
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Loch Monar in drought
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The lack of water makes Loch Monar look like a quarry
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Monar Lodge in the trees
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Loch Monar, with something from the War of the Worlds on the right
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Loch Monar
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Glorious gorse in Glen Strathfarrar – with Andre setting the pace
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The route over to Glen Cannich –  note a new bouncy bridge bottom left. Climbing the bealach I lost one walking companion in Andre and gained another in Sue
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In Glen Cannich on yet another new track, where previously there was none
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Heading down into Glen Cannich
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Rain heading in …
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… and then cloudy blue skies
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2 thoughts on “TGO Challenge 2017. Across Scotland, again, in pictures (days 1-3)

    1. It is upsetting.
      The area is a complete mess, littered with roads and workmen’s huts and bits of pipe and plenty of concrete. It was a shock to walk across country and then above the wildness of north side of Lochan Fuara then drop into what was in effect a construction site in the wilderness and the the great scars through the hills. I deliberately avoided the new roads created for the purpose of construction work as best I could and trudged along the river side. The gangs finished at 9pm and were back at work at 7am the next day. Disconcerting.

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