My trekking trip to the Scottish Highlands, Easter weekend 2014
It was a lovely sunny weekend in Scotland which was unusual for the region. So I took the chance to go trekking in the Scottish Highlands.
I was staying in the village of Kinlochleven. The village is hidden away at the head of Loch Leven set amongst the mountains and moors of the Scottish Highlands. The village was going to be my home for the long bank holiday easter weekend.
I was staying in what can only be described as a Hobbit burrow. Basically a large wooden barrel on it side that has bunks for up to four people and a monkey, as well as a microwave and a TV.
With sunny blue skies I was eager to go trekking along the path to Nevis Forest.
The path to Nevis Forest follows the West Highland Way northwards for about 12 miles from Kinlochleven.
The map shows the route I was taking on the westward side of Glen Nevis with Ben Nevis on the east side.
I was glad to have my factor 50 suncream on as I didn’t want to get burnt cotton.
The trek starts with a climb up the mountains overlooking Kinlochleven.
It was a clear sunny day to be up in the mountains.
I was lucky enough to see wild deers.
Eventually the path starts to descend into Nevis Forest.
Overlooking the tree tops was Ben Nevis, the largest mountain in the UK.
It is not often to get a clear view of the mountain with such good weather….
….and the mountain still had snow on the summit.
I had climbed this mountain back in 2010. For details of my climb in 2010 see the link below:
I saw the extremely rare six foot long Scottish Crocodile basking in the sun (or was it 6 cms!)
It was time to head back to Kinlochleven.
After my trek I needed a Scotch whisky before crashing out for the night.
I headed back home to continue readying my troops for WW3 and the pending NATO invasion of the Crimea.