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TGO Challenge 2018: Glenelg to St. Cyrus

Day -4 (pre-TGO): Dog Falls to head of Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhoin (Glen Affric) 

Idyllic camping spot on the shores of Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhoin

Day -3 (pre-TGO): Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhoin to Kintail Forest

Track through Glen Affric
Sheltering in the ruins of Glenlicht House

Day -2 (pre-TGO): Kintail Forest to Loch Alsh 

View over Loch Duich
Trying to entertain myself on the long road walk at Totaig
Heading into the woods from Totaig
Camping on the shores of Loch Alsh, at camas nan Gall

Day -1 (pre-TGO): Loch Alsh to Glenelg (slowly…)

Looking back at Loch Alsh
Watching the Isle of Skye ferry
The view from my lovely B&B

TGO Challenge Day 1: Glenelg to Kinloch Hourn

Broch at Gleann Beag
Following the pylons that take power over to the Isle of Skye
Camping just off the road at Kinloch Hourn

Day 2: Kinloch Hourn to Allt Ailein

Loch Cuaich…
…still Loch Cuaich…
I thought I already was remote!
Camping spot by Allt Ailein

Day 3: Allt Ailein to Creaguaineach Lodge

Snow on Bealach Carn na h-Urchaire
View from Bealach Carn na h-Urchaire
Stopped to phone home at Loch Lochy
View from the road, walking into Spean Bridge
Bothy at Lairig Leacach
A forever changing walk beside Allt na Lairige
The view from my lovely tent… Loch Treig
Idyllic camping beside the closed Creaguaineach Lodge

Day 4: Creaguaineach Lodge to Culra Lodge

Corrour Railway Station
Loch Ossain Youth Hostel
Loch Ossain – and the start of my beard
The tracks leading to these hydro schemes are ruining the landscape
Heading towards Bealach Dubh
Snow at Bealach Dubh, even in May
Camped near Culra Lodge, looking back at the Bealach I’d walked through

Day 5: Culra Lodge to Gaick Lodge

Deer crossing the track in the morning
This is just the gatehouse for Ben Alder Lodge!
Resupply awaits at Dalwhinnie
Looking back at Dalwhinnie while climbing Bogha-cloiche
Pleased to find this path – the only way down to Gaick Lodge
Looking back at the steep descent from the safety of my tent

Day 6: Gaick Lodge to Glen Tilt

Allt Gharbh Ghaig
Landslide made the path very difficult to follow
Breakfast stop by Allt Gharbh Ghaig
Following Allt Gharbh Ghaig right to its source
Drying my clothes in the sunshine…I’d only got one pair of trousers…enough said!
Track descending into Glen Tilt
A sloping pitch by the River Tilt – I didn’t sleep well that night
Inside my home

Day 7: Glen Tilt to Loch nan Eun

Glen Tilt
Falls of Tarf
Time for lunch – my trusty meths stove heating the water for another dehydrated meal
Top of Mam nan Carn
Camping at Loch nan Eun – you can just see my tent on the shoreline

Day 8: Loch nan Eun to Glen Doll

Early morning at Loch nan Eun
Carn a Gheooidh, looking towards the Cairnwell
The Cairnwell