The West Highland Way Day 2: Balmaha – Inversnaid
Hiking 154 km from Milngavie to Fort William, Scotland
Day 2: Balmaha – Rowardennan – Inversnaid (24.4 km)
After a clear, cold night we woke up with the sound of singing birds and a rising sun. While we were packing, a ‘fresh’ spaghetti bolognese was cooking to provide us with enough energy for the next part in this amazing trail. With the sun shining we started the day with a climb to 600 meters. From here we had a spectacular view over Loch Lomond and it’s islands, the largest inland stretch of water in Great Britain. During the descent we came through a mesmerizing forest just before we came to the shore of the Loch (lake). Close to the shore it felt like we were walking through some kind of lost world, with small trees, fern and these abandoned small beaches with crystal clear water. Just outside the restricted camping area we set camp in a pitch dark forest. With burling deer welcoming us, we fell asleep after another amazing day.
Tips and Tricks
• We missed a small blinking (bike-)light, to place in a tree. This to warn other walkers/animals in the pitch dark forest.
Check the official West Highland Way website for more tips and tricks.