Day 10

Sunday 21st - Allt Doire nan Eun to Glen Isla

I got my usual start and was away by 6:15, I walked back over to the river and followed the track around the corner to find a beautiful little bothy, a notice on the door said that walkers were welcome to take shelter here. On reading the bothy book I found that only one Challenger, Waldin Robey, had passed this way.

Walking on over the An Lairig and I was looking down on the Spittal. In only ½ hour I was approaching the hotel after passing only one person, a lady out for an early morning jog - the last person I was to meet for 6 hours. During the time it took me to get to the Spittal I did not see a single car pass along the road.

I walked on to Westerton of Runavay and stopped for tea then on to Gleann Carnach for a wander up to the bealach between Black hill and Monamenach where I dumped my sack and did the last 200mt to the top of the Corbett light weight. On the summit I found two eagles playing tag right above me. I had a quick look around, took some photos and had a slow walk down to the sack where I had lunch. After lunch I had a slow wander past Tulchan Lodge and Bessies Cairn up the glen to the old ruin where I stopped at 3 - and why not, it was Sunday.

Glen Isla from Monamenach
Glen Isla from Monamenach                                           photo © Peter Goddard

I was just putting up the tent when a walker came past not ten feet away and did not even nod, and I thought I was anti-social! As the weather has been so good I thought that there would be plenty of people on the hills over the week end but I have hardly seen a soul.

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