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Loch Ossian Circular Walk
Our summer special walk took us to a wilderness part of Scotland, Loch Ossian in the middle of Rannoch Moor. You can't sail there, you can't fly there, you can't drive there, you have to reach there by train to a very isolated train station in the middle of nowwhere.
We have tried to organise this walk on two previous occassions each time it had to be cancelled, so at last we were really looking forward to the walk. We were not dissapointed, it was a great walk with some fantastic views.
We left East Kilbride at 8am and travelled by bus to the Green Welly Shop at Tyndrum, here we had a 15 minute stop before travelling on to Bridge of Orchy, there we caught the train to Currour station in the middle of Rannoch Moor.
We started our 9 mile walk around Loch Ossian in beautiful walking weather, sunny and warm, comfortable walking weather. The views while walking round the loch were fantastic. The only down side was our lunch stop where we were eaten alive by the dreded Scottish Midge. No problem, you can't keep a good walker down, we just had a quick lunch stop and moved on to continue our walk.
We caried on round the loch and at one point we could see Ben Nevis the highest mountain in Britain. We stopped in to visit the newly furbished eco friendly Loch Ossian youth hostel.
Our walk finished back at the old station house which is now an Inn with a restaurant, here we had a meal before boarding the train to take us back to our bus at Bridge of Orchy then onward home to East Kilbride.
Verdict on the day, this walk was well worth waiting for, great weather, fantastic views and a great group of people to walk with.
THANK YOU ALL.