SATURDAY 22ND, OCTOBER, 2011
RHICONICH TO PORTLEVORCHY – 14 MILES 7 HOURS
MORRIS, DEREK, KEITH, PHIL.
TOTAL DISTANCE WALKED SO FAR 871 MILES
Our accommodation at the 125 B&B in Kinlochbervie was fine with two in a twin room in the house and the other three of our group in the 6 berth caravan in the garden. Breakfast was excellent and Eddie our landlord drove us to drop of our minibus at Portlevorchy. We set off from Rhiconich in cloudy dull conditions and before long the rain was on and we had to don waterproofs which was the dress for the rest of a very wet day. From Rhiconich to Rhivichie the hillsides slope very steeply down to the waters of Loch Inchard which forced us to walk on the minor road then a vehicle track towards Creag Mhor. From here we made our way down to the old hunting lodge at Kinsaile. Underfoot conditions in this area were very difficult with large areas of marshy grass and heather interspersed with large hillocks of quartz slabs and a multitude of lochans. From Kinsaile we made our way to the inland end of Loch an Roin. To make reasonable progress we had to pick our way from hillock to hillock between lochans where possible keeping the sea in sight, We made our way along the north side of Loch Dughaill and picked up the path near Ardmore which took us back to Portlevorchy and the welcome sight of our minibus at the end of the days walk.
Summary; A very wet miserable day made a tough walk uncomfortable. Underfoot conditions were some of the worst we have experienced so far on our coast walk.
Highs; The finish and a drink at the end.
Lows; Wet, wet, wet
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