Day 250: Rubha a’ Chaiginn to Leacraithnaich Bothy – through Glensanda Quarry

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Argyllshire – North, Scotland

Sunrise over Loch Linnhe, Highland, Scotland.

I’m hoping I’ll be able to walk through the jetty at Glensanda Super Quarry which is the largest granite quarry in Europe or I’ll have a very long detour away from the coast. The site, surrounded by mountains is only accessible by sea so it’s like a world of its own. Visitors are normally driven through the site for safety reasons but when I explained what I was doing the escort vehicle returned with hi viz overalls and a helmet for me to wear so I could walk through, they also gave me two bags of food. “We’re a big employer round here. it’s either the fish farms or working here if you don’t work for the council” one of the men told me. They took a pic of me for their newsletter and with big smiles all round I head up into the open hill towards the bothy at Leacraithnaich that I plan to spend the night in. There’s nobody in when I arrive and I light a candle to cook dinner as the wind rages outside. The wooden sleeping platform is harder, colder but drier than the tent.

Ben Nevis from Kingairloch I, Highland, Scotland.

Ben Nevis from Kingairloch II, Highland, Scotland.

Ben Nevis from Kingairloch III, Highland, Scotland.

Ben Nevis from Kingairloch IV, Highland, Scotland.

Ceanna Mor I, Kingairloch, Highland, Scotland.

Ceanna Mor II, Kingairloch, Highland, Scotland.

Gather, Allt a Chaigin, Highland, Scotland.

Shiploader, Glensanda Quarry, Highland, Scotland.

Liam, Glensanda Quarry, Highland, Scotland.

Glensanda Quarry, Highland, Scotland.

Date of walk: 10/12/18

 

Entry to Glensanda Quarry when approaching via the coast.

Safety clothing, permission to walk through the site and lunch courtesy of Aggregate Industries, Glensanda Quarry.

Way to Leacraithnaich Bothy.

First glimpse of Leacraithnaich Bothy.

Sleeping platform at Leacraithnaich Bothy, moments later my pack was crawling with mice.

Candlelit dinner at Leacraithnaich Bothy.

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6 thoughts on “Day 250: Rubha a’ Chaiginn to Leacraithnaich Bothy – through Glensanda Quarry”

    • Haha, I’m glad it wasn’t too! They actually offered a hot meal in the canteen at first but I had to press on as it was getting dark in a few minutes. Proper Highland hospitality 👍

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    • If the weather had been better I might have too. As it was I just hung and tied my food bags next door and that was the end of them.

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