Inverarnan to Bridge of Orchy

Day four on the West Highland Way is Inverarnan to Bridge of Orchy (32km)

Leaving Inverarnan we continued along Glen Falloch. The scenery is beautiful the walk to Crainlarich is easy. The West Highland Way route goes along tracks and an old military road following the river Falloch. However I want to have a rant here. While walking along this beautiful part of Scotland you share it with ugly electric pylons, the Highland Railway (not too bad and quite quaint), and my ears were constantly blasted by the traffic noise from the nearby A82. I forget how much noise cars and lorries make when travelling at speed until I am walking near them and hear them for too long.

Anyway, moving on. If you don’t have enough time to walk the whole West Highland Way, Crianlarich is a good place to start, (perhaps also finish). There is a train station here and you can get the train directly from Glasgow and have four days walking from this point. I would advise that the later parts are the better days than walking to here, even though the Loch Lomond area is beautiful and mostly unspoiled.

If you have a quiet day, (or ear plugs), parts of this day can seem quite idyllic. Initially walking along the side of River Falloch and then on an old milarty road. It is all easy going before Crainlarich, though mostly uphill out of the basin of Loch Lomond.

From Crainlarich the rest of my day is easy walking. I chose this day to be a bit longer thinking, from my reading, that it would be good for the long day I needed to finish in seven days. The rest of the way is fairly easy going along an old miltery road. There are hills and valleys, however all are gentle slops.

If you have only arrived at Crainlarich around lunch time consider only walking as far as Tyndrum. There is nothing between Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy. Not a great time to run out of

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