Don't get too excited, I didn't make it all the 90 odd miles to Fort William! XD
I went out yesterday with my friends Cat and Motunrayo along the West Highland Way; the starting point of which is in my village. We originally intended to go to Mugdock Country Park, which can be accessed along the same route but changed our minds half an hour in. The whole WHW takes days if you walk it and none of us were in any shape to attempt very much more than a few hours!
The route was really quite flat with a couple of minor hills along the way, and although it wasn't perhaps the most sunny of days, it was lovely and cool to walk and I got some nice photographs as I went along.
We thought we'd only manage about four miles and then turn back, but when we got to one particular spot, Mo wanted to go on a little so we could see the hills, so we did...then just kept on going. XD
The Campsie Fells are a range of hills nearby, named after the Gaelic name of one of the hills, that translates to "crooked fairy hill" which is rather sweet. It's most striking feature is Dumgoyne, a volcanic plug that sits right at the end of the range. It was really interesting to see how it changed as we passed it and the distinctive silhouette became more unfamiliar as we went along.
After several long hours we finally made it to our destination - The Beech Tree Inn.
We couldn't stay however, as Mo had to be at a show in an hour's time so we called a taxi to take us back to the start. XD
I am woefully unfit and need to lose about 100lb but I'm pleased to say that I only started to struggle along the last quarter of a mile and even then it was just being footsore rather than out of breath or exhausted. We're hoping to make this a fairly regular walk which would be fantastic if we could keep it up because I for one could certainly do with the exercise!
The three of us (I'm not the most photogenic of people, haha!)