Here are some photos from the start of the West Highland Way in Milngavie.
When we started walking the trail at about 10:00 am, it was clear and well above 60 F. Leaving town, the trail wound through a forest, the floor of which was covered with Blue Bell flowers. We hiked along a stream called Blane Water, through fields, and passed small lochs (lakes) with the names Craigallian and Carbeth, and a small (492 ft) mountain called Dumgoyach.
After a brief rest, we moved on, walking through pastures filled with sheep, many of which had young’uns in tow. In a couple of miles, we came to the village of Gartness, which was little more than a bridge over a stream, and a couple of cottages, one of which offered drinks and ice cream through an ‘honesty box’.
At about 4:00 pm, after 12 miles of hiking, we Finally reached Glenalva, our B&B for the night. We checked in and showered, and then we walked about 3/4 miles into Drymen (pronounced ‘drimmen’) for dinner. We plopped ourselves down in the bar at the Clachan Inn, which became licensed as a public house in 1734.
After a pint (Tennants), a pinot, and a nice dinner, we left the bar to the locals, and walked back to Glenalva. Then we packed our things for the next day’s hike, and went to bed.