For my 40th birthday i decided to run away to Scotland for a few days ( i didn’t actually run i drove up its a lot quicker) the Glen Nevis campsite was my destination perfectly located for some wandering in the hills.
As i awoke on my first day i could see that Ben Nevis was covered in cloud so i studied the map (looked at it) and decided that there was a riverside walk that would take me to the falls direct from the campsite.
So i got all my gear together and set off on what i thought would be a nice gentle stroll along the river to the falls, i couldn’t have been more wrong, what i thought was a gentle stroll turned into a bit of an obstacle course, shimming across wet poles (logs) to cross parts that had washed away, hopping from rock to rock & bog hopping eventually brought me to the road that leads up to the car park near the falls.
After walking up the road a while i stopped for a while and chatted to a outward bound instructor (may not have been outward bound but that sort) she had a group of kids climbing nearby and there was a second group canyoneering (not sure on the spelling) we exchanged pleasantries and carried on up the road
Upon reaching the car park i saw the sign for the dangerous path and thought i must be getting near,after walking along the “dangerous” path for a while it suddenly open out into a cracking valley (or glen as i was later told off on twitter for calling a valley a valley not a glen) and i got my first glimpse of the falls
As i neared the falls i could see that there was a wire bridge crossing the river, after watching a couple of people wobbling there way across (one who could barely reach the top cables) i decided to go for it, it wasn’t as bad as i had expected until i reached the middle, if it wasn’t bad enough that the cable twists under your feet there was also a bit of a breeze so the bridge swayed to the right quite a bit, i eventually made it across and made my way to the falls(which was another boggy experience)
After taking numerous photos of the falls i made my way back across the bridge (without falling in) and back down the “dangerous” path, this time instead of following the road back i crossed the river and followed a track back to the main road, not wanting to walk the obstacle course of the river again i opted to head up into the woods and made my way back to the campsite that way, it was on this path that i bumped into a guy from Norway who was doing the WHW (might put it on my to do list)
Great blog. If I read it in WP reader photos look fine, but when viewed in Chrome browser they are stretched from top to bottom. Strange!
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That is strange, i only ever do mine on wp android app for phone and they look ok, cheers for liking my blog.