Another guest blogger, enjoying Jenny and Matt’s wonderful hospitality and beautiful Invergarry Lodge!
We ummed and aahed over when to head to the hills, and fixed on yesterday as the weather did not look so promising for the rest of the week.
I’ve been exploring Barren Down (Isle of Purbeck, Dorset) recently, but walking the ridge between the two Munros, Spidean Mialach and Gleouraich, is in another league.
Once I had rescued my gloves from Dylan, the ascent began – short and very steep to the top of Spidean Mialach. But the views were fantastic, over South Shiel to the north and Loch Quoich to the south, and the few spots of rain completely disappeared, never to return. There is still some snow along the top, which has drifted quite deep in places, but invigorated by my surroundings and pushed on by the wind, I scrambled on to the second peak, Gleouraich.
The descent is spectacular – you can take giant steps down the path with the beautiful Loch Quoich spread out in front of you. Nature seemed to soften on the way down – the wind less howling, the cold less biting and the gradient less steep.
So, a fantastic walk and I didn’t get lost! (which is something – once went up Cader Idris and came down in the wrong valley…). Home to Jenny’s veggie meatballs and Helen‘s chocolate truffles – nice )