Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Walk 186

Drumbeg to Upper Badcall (Nr Scourie) 22miles

I started the day with a picture from the viewpoint opposite the BnB, this is a great spot just to linger for a while and take in the breathtaking views.
Loch Dhrombaig
I stopped in Drumbeg for supplies and was interested to hear people passionatly discussing the up coming Independence Referendum, I had passed quite a few houses in the last few days flying the "Yes" vote flag there definatley was a lot of love for Independence in the Highlands.
                 A few miles down the road from Drumbeg is the village of Nedd tucked away amongst the forest, the road by now was climbing and falling at a fast rate and I had to stop for a breather at some of the big hills!
Loch Nedd
This was really hard tiring walking up and down these hills, but finally the B869 met up with the much bigger A894 which was at least a little flatter for a while!  This took me into Unnapool where I stopped for Tea and Cake with a view over Loch Glencoul, the tearoom also doubled up as a Doll Museum which was fasinating such a great collection, but sadly due to the owners retirement the museum was closing at the end of the seaon and a lot of the collection had already been sold.
Kylesku Bridge
Just along the road from Unapool was Kylesku with its great road bridge this climbed slowly to Kylestrome and then up to the viewpoint overlooking both villages.
Kylestome Viwpoint
The road continued through Duartmore Forest and on to Lower Badcall where I decided to turn left and try to follow a track marked on the map to Upper Badcall, however after 2 fruitless attempts to locate the track I gave up and continued up the road turning left at Loch An Daimh Mor towards my final destination at Upper Badcall.

Accommodation: Stonechats, Upeer Badcall. Nr Scourie £45.00 BnB. A lovely quiet BnB with No TV, No Internet and No Phone Signal! Its run by Ron who is a real character!!!

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