Day 152 : Ratagan – Balmacara

Yesterday I had an unplanned, forced day off. The reason being that I was doing some last minute grocery shopping before the store closed on a Sunday. In my rush to get into the store I tripped over the curb in the car park which sent me sprawling across the car park.

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Walk Date :                29th Sep 2015
Mileage :                     13.00 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,381.29 miles
Accommodation :      Cottage, Loch Duich Lodge, Ratagan

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Day 151 : Glenelg – Ratagan

As you approach the village of Glenelg there is a tree lined avenue of houses for what used to be forestry workers, playing fields and a community centre. I leave the village by a gate going past the “Barracks”, built to provide light defence after the Jacobean uprising.

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Walk Date :                2nd Oct 2015
Mileage :                     17.10 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,368.29 miles
Accommodation :      Cottage, Loch Duich Lodge, Ratagan

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Day 150 : Corran – Glenelg

As you can see there is a jump in my blog of the stretch from Inverie to Corran in the Knoydart area. The reason for this is so I can spend some time with the family while they are up here with me, but that does not mean it will be left out, I’ll be back later to do it.

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Walk Date :                3rd Oct 2015
Mileage :                     11.00 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,351.19 miles
Accommodation :      Cottage, Loch Duich Lodge, Ratagan

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Day 145 : Lochailort – Mallaig

Today is quite exciting for me. My wife and two of my daughters, Andrea and Julie are driving up to join me for 5 days. So with this in mind I walk with a spring in my step.

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Walk Date :                27th Sep 2015
Mileage :                     19.00 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,340.19 miles
Accommodation :      Cottage, Loch Duich Lodge, Ratagan

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Day 144 : Acharacle – Lochailort

Acharacle is on the main loop road from Fort William that links the Ardnamurchan and Moidart areas. It has a general store, a bakers and a fish & chip shop. I leave Acharacle across the bridge of the River Shiel which links the sea to the lock

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Walk Date :                25th Sep 2015
Mileage :                     18.50 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,321.19 miles
Accommodation :      Bunkhouse, Ariundle, Strontian

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Day 143 : Ockle – Acharacle

I leave Ockle by a bridlepath that goes up past some holiday cottages. I carry straight on through a gate and past a bungalow out onto some wild moorland. The path continues through rocky out crops with stunning views of the Isles of Eigg, Rhum and Skye.

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Walk Date :                26th Sep 2015
Mileage :                     10.20 miles                   Total Mileage :          2,302.69 miles
Accommodation :      Bunkhouse, Ariundle, Strontian

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Day 142 : Achnaha – Ockle

I start from Achnaha today which is on the road back to Kilchoan from Sanna Bay. Just below Achnaha is a track that takes me towards the northern coast of the Ardnamuchan peninsular. Apparently the village is the centre of an extinct volcanic crater. I did think that the rocky landscape had a lunar quality about it.

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I drop down to Fascadale with its sheltered bay and about three scattered houses. I continue along the road to Achateny and Branault, most of the area is part of the Ardnamurchan Estate.

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