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Saturday, 27 August 2016

The 2016 Challenge, day 3: Dalmally to Tyndrum (13)

Above the bridge the going was easy, and when I reached a part where the gradient eased off a bit, I found a lovely spot beside the stream where I just sat and enjoyed the sunshine for half an hour or so. I remembered the Twin Towers, back on my first Challenge, berating me for not taking the time to stop and enjoy the beauty I was passing through, and I felt sure they would approve. I took this picture looking back down the Eas Daimh before I carried on.

Not far above this, I came to the edge of the trees. The path didn't continue quite all the way, and I had to fight my way through the last three or four rows of planting, which was a bit of a chore. However, I made it through with little difficulty and only a few scratches to my arms (maybe I should have put a long-sleeved fleece on ... but I was enjoying walking in just a T-shirt). Beyond the edge of the planting there was a deer fence, and then open hillside.


  1. The Twin Towers were absolutely right. A couple of years ago I was being hurried eastwards when I came across a Challenger from, er, Croydon. He was sat on his pack, just taking in the magnificent views. He offered exactly the same advice. I didn't (couldn't) that Tim but I have done ever since.

  2. Yes, indeed. Me too.

    Many's the pleasant half hour or so I've spent pleasantly snoozing in the sun (and even, on occasion, all togged up and snoozing in the rain!) on Challenges since 2000.