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Loch Lomond1. I’ve just got back from a few days away doing some walking.  I was staying with a few friends in a lodge on the east shore of Loch Lomond at a place called Rowardennan.  This is the view across the loch from near our lodge.


2. Perfect weather for a walk up the Cobbler …or Ben Arthur….but like us, many folk were drawn to its rocky heights.


3. We met up with a couple and their dog at the base of the final steep section …they asked if they could follow us …little did they know they were following a chap who couldn’t see very much and another (my friend Mervin) who hasn’t got a head for heights!  Thankfully we were all following Nita!


4. This is a very impressive hill especially when you get up in amongst it’s rocky peaks.


"The Cobbler"

5. To be able to say you’ve climbed the Cobbler you should actually clamber up this final pinnacle.  Suffice to say that I’ve never climbed the Cobbler …just got to the point immediately below its summit ….like many others I imagine!


 

6. After stumbling about three quarters of the way up the ‘tourist’ path on Ben Lomond we decided we’d had enough of the uneven and rubble strewn path and headed off across the moor.  We aimed for some small craggy hummocks just below the south end of Ben Lomond…this is a view back to the big hill.


7. Our walk took us south from Ben Lomond across a mix of grass, bog and heather.  We were well off the main paths and the peace and quiet was wonderful…..just the occasional sound of birds and passing bugs and the trickle of small streams running through the peat.


8. On the Thursday we had a gentle walk up Conic Hill.  The West Highland Way passes around its flanks and a short detour takes you to its grass and heather covered summit.  It’s a fine view point situated as it is at the very southern edge of the Highlands and overlooking the southern end of Loch Lomond.


9. We were so lucky with the weather last week …every day being dry with almost clear skies and bright sunshine.  We saw some great views and some amazing colours …lots to think about and remember.  This is the view overLoch Lomond from the path on Conic Hill.

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