Day 10: Mon 18 June 2012 Ardlui to Fort William/Banavie

Day 10: Mon 18 June 2012 Ardlui to Fort William/Banavie

Today approx. 65 miles Should be a great day as we climb steadily up from the top on Loch Lomand and into the mountains. We follow the A82 all the way today passing through Crianlarich and Tyndrum as we climb up to the Rannoch Moor. The views will be grand as long as the mist stays away.  If time permits, an excursion to the top of the Buachaille may be an option, before a fast decent down through Glencoe to the Ballachulish Bridge. The last section runs up alongside the Loch to Fort William and our resting place at Banavie, next to Neptune’s Staircase on the Caledonian Canal.

Long climb in 2 sections up to the Rannoch Moor then very quick drop down to sea level again at Glencoe Village. Last bit is fairly flat.

Overnight we are spoilt for choice:  Fort William is a “big” town

There is a large car park next to Neptune’s staircase

Lochy Holiday Park, Camaghael, Fort William PH33 7NF 01397 703446

Plenty choice for fishing . ‘‘There is no permit required for fishing on Loch Lochy. Traditionally a good loch for wild Brown Trout but escaped Rainbow Trout can also be found in the loch as well as good sized Pike. Any legal method of fishing is allowed but spinning is favoured from the shore while fly fishing is better from the boat. Trolling from the boat is most successful for large Brown Trout and Ferox Trout up to 20lb in weight’’. !!!!!