Yankee Road, Garelochhead.
This morning it was great on get out on such a dry autumn day’s walk.
This is a breathtakingly awesome walk with mountains, moors and the coastline of Loch Long.
The route can be mistakenly be an easy walk but the challenging braes of the road can make you huff puff all the way to the top. Some to the tarmac road changes to forestry track, which is nicer on the legs.
Less and half way round you come to wooden pod huts and a sign for Glen Douglass and for Luss. The Luss route sounds tempting and might try it one day.
There are a few of the wooden pods on this walk and are great if you get stuck in bad weather.
The route was very quiet for wild life but I saw a Ruby Tiger moth caterpillar taking it’s time crossing the road.
Near the start of the route you will see the Three Lochs Way markers this is an alternative walk if the military are using this area.
To forest then circular walk in the forest, return along Yankee road.
Terrain: Tarmac road and forest track.
Distance: 14 km, duration 5 hrs, total ascent 230m to max. ht. 278m.
Start point: Area by entrance to water works, just off the ‘Haul’ road near Garelochhead.
OS Map Landranger 56 / Explorer 347, Grid ref: NS 257904.