‘Dail Righe’ to Watten
The penultimate walking day!
Again, it had rained all night, and it was freezing cold in the tent, I was so much looking forward to getting to Watten and a comfy bed.
Luckily I wasn’t raining when I woke, so after changing back into my wet clothes from yesterday, I packed away the tent. The cold wind from the north didn’t give any midges the chance of being around which I chose to see as positive.
I set off, continuing along the access road passing along the way many derelict, dilapidated buildings. Some of which would have been quite grand in their day – Dalnawillan Lodge for example. (‘Google Image’ it)
This road went on & on for what seemed like miles. Towards it’s end is Loch More, it’s peat & sand beach looking out of place in such a cold, inhospitable place.
My guidebook suggested today’s route should give the opportunity to ‘ford’ a river. Well after the rain over the last two days I wasn’t even going to entertain the notion. My boots were wet enough as it was, thanks.
I decided instead to take the ‘road route’ to Watten, faster, drier, all round better. The wind again was unbearable, I just wanted to get there as soon as possible.
I eventually got to the B870 and followed it across the busy A9 & 6 miles later to the sanctuary of the Brown Trout Hotel.
“And now, the end is near
I’ve travelled each and every highway
And more, much more than this…..”
Mileage count: 1,229.7
Pint count: 255
Malt Whisky count: 28