MONDAY 6 OCTOBER, 2014
LOCHCARRON TO STROMEFERRY
11 MILES 4 HOURS
MORRIS, PHIL, KEITH, DEREK, ALEX AND BILL
TOTAL DISTANCE WALKED SO FAR 1290.5 MILES
Another good meal and a pint or two was enjoyed in our hotel last night.
We had hoped to find someone with a suitable boat who we could pay to take us across from the pier at Strome castle to Stromeferry to avoid what is more or less a road walk but we were unsuccessful. Last night’s weather forecast was correct and it was very windy and raining when we set off from our hotel after another excellent breakfast. After walking at the road side for a short distance we were able to move to the loch edge along past the golf course. The area at the north east end of Loch Carron is a marsh and some parts are hazardous. All of us at some stage sunk knee deep or worse in water pools as we made our way to the track shown on the O/S map which runs between the A896 and A890. Once on the track it was easy going all the way to the hotel at Strathcarron where we stopped for a coffee. The walk from here to Stromeferry is all on the A890 road and there is no alternative as the railway line runs alongside Loch Carron for more or less the whole distance.
We decided to finish the days walk at Strathcarron
Summary; Not one of the more enjoyable walks more or less a road walk.
Highs; None really. Good coffee at Strathcarron Hotel
Lows; Nearly all road walking…….the marsh……..the rain and wind at the start.
We had three twin rooms in the Lochcarron hotel and each was en suite with bath and shower. The hotel staff and patrons were all friendly and the breakfasts were excellent. Evening meal food was good with a reasonable selection. This hotel is typical of some other highland hotels we have stayed in the furnishings and decor is best described as ‘tired’. That said the rooms were clean with comfortable beds and endless hot water for baths (always a huge bonus). The hotel also, very kindly, provided us with the use of a room, free of charge, to change out of our wet clothes before the journey home.
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