Travel

WHW: Inverarnan to Tyndrum (Day 4)

We had an earlier morning, with breakfast, tearing down camp and starting our hike from Beinglas Farm at 9:45AM.  The hike started along the River Falloch, which provided views of gorges and rapids. 

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The scenery changed and we started a small climb through cattle and sheep farms along the old military road to the junction of Crianlarich. 

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By this point we travelled 6.5 miles and stopped for a lunch break.  It was another sunny day but a bit cooler than the previous days along Loch Lomond and a bit windy.

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After lunch, we hiked through pine forest, high above River Fillan. 

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We descended into the valley and passed through Kirkton Farm, a research facility for Scotland University.  We saw the remains of St. Fillan’s Chapel.  St Fillan was an Irish Monk and it is not certain that he had a chapel here but there was one built in the 12th century.  We continued our hike along the shore of River Fillan and into the moraine landscape, where we saw the snow-covered peak of Ben Lui, the 15th highest mountain in Great Britain. 

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We arrived in the town of Tyndrum by mid-afternoon.  We decided to set-up our tent at the campground, By the Way.  There, we had showers and did some laundry.  We walked into town before preparing our dinner to buy some lunch items for the following day and fruit.  Then it was reading and bedtime!

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Total: 12 Miles Hiked

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