Planned kilometres: 29 (cummulative 1278)
Kilometres walked: 21 (cummulative 1342)
% Completed: 74.1%
Weather: Clouds & rain
Pubs visited: The Beech Tree Inn, The Clachan Inn, The Drymen Inn
Pints: 4 (cummulative 161)
Kms per pint: 8.3
Blisters: 0 (cummulative 4)
Milngavie to Drymen
After catching the train to Milngavie, I was ready to start the West Highland Way. The West Highland Way is a 155km long distance path that goes from Milngavie to Fort William and I will be walking the complete path. The start of the walk is marked by a stone Obelisk in the middle of the street and the actual path starts by going through the ‘West Highland Way’ arch.
After getting out of the urban area, the path took me through woodlands and lowland fields and at one stage along an old rail path. The weather in the distance didn’t look to inviting.
The weather after lunch started getting worse and just as the rain started, the Beech Tree Inn came into view, so I decided it would be a perfect place to stop for a beer. The stop at the Inn also gave me the chance to change into my wet weather gear under a roof before continuing.
The rain continued for the last 6kms of the walk into Drymen.
Today I made it to my 100-pub target and I still have 19 days to go. The hundredth pub was The Clachan Inn in Drymen which is the oldest registered licensed pub in Scotland (1734).
Storm Hector is forecast to hit tomorrow and is expected to bring very high winds and lots of rain. Looking at the long range forecast, I think my run over amazing weather has now come to an end.
I am very thankful that I have a luggage service starting tomorrow so I will only need to carry my day pack for the next week.