This walk has probably been one of the biggest challenges in my life. The walk was far harder than I expected in endurance but one far more uplifting, beautiful and breathtaking.

My accommodation thanks to Patrick ( http://thehighlandway.co.uk/ ), was exactly what was needed after a hard day, one point of interest, expect friendly, helpful service but not interior design, accommodation is quirky rather than quality, if 5* is wanted the walk is not for you as it is not available.

Baggage uplift is an essential and Travel-Lite, again organised by Patrick, ensured my bags were delivered and uplifted daily.

One word of advice, beware of the loch side from Balmaha to Inverannan, this was the longest and hardest day, all my new friends met on the walk agreed, start early and rest at Inversnaid, the only way……..it took me 10 hours !!!

Karen Bissland