Day 242: Benderloch to Barcaldine – Creran & Crossings

Argyllshire - South, Scotland

Garbh Ard and the slipway at Lochnell House, Argyll, Scotland.

Lady Margaret’s Tower, Lochnell House, Argyll, Scotland.

An Sailean from Lady Margaret’s Tower, Argyll, Scotland.

Garbh Ard from Lady Margaret’s Tower, Argyll, Scotland.

Dusk at Loch Creran, Argyll, Scotland.

Date of walk: 6/11/2018

Shaved 2k off today’s route by crossing this old ford at low tide. At this rate I’ll be back in London in no time.

But why?


Seal crossing?

Deer fences crisscrossed my route today and the awkward procedure of climbing them offers a fine opportunity to win a darwin award.



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6 thoughts on “Day 242: Benderloch to Barcaldine – Creran & Crossings”

  1. I’m pleased to see you are able to continue your walk Quintin, even in winter! I enjoyed some fine walking around Loch Leven back in the summer but sadly my age and joints rule out wild camping now. I enjoy your photography immensely. Good luck and good walking.

    • Thanks, the light can be more interesting in the winter…. for the 3 minutes a week then isn’t raining! I need a thicker sleeping pad than twenty years ago so I can imagine it gets more and more uncomfortable as the years pass.

  2. Pete Johnstone says:

    I love Lady Margaret’s Tower – obviously not NT Scotland as no guard rails or warning signs.

  3. Jimmy Hudson says:

    If I had £1 for every deer fence I climbed on my Scottish coast walk I could have a grand night out.
    Jimmy Hudson

    • Ha! I don’t seem to get any easier with experience either does it. BTW how did you deal with Knoydart I’m planning that at the moment?

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