The tale of these two Munros, serving as a warm-up for my 2018 trip to Scotland, is quickly told. The walk itself was rather boring, though with some interesting ridge sections and lots of nice views, especially given the beautiful weather. I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
The last section from the circular sheepfold back to the bridge at the head of Loch a' Bhraoin was really bad, it might have been wiser to take the track near the Loch shore, even if it is supposed to be quite boggy. The track through the plantation was rather a deep trench, in most places filled with water. The narrowest and longest lochan in all of Scotland, you could say. Next to the trench, going was difficult, trying not to hurt any of the tiny trees. For a plantation, there sure weren't many trees growing taller than half a metre or so.
A short distance before exiting the plantation, I stepped into a foot-sized, more than knee-deep hole. Afterwards, the hollow of my left knee hurt at certain angles of the left foot to the ground, which made me a bit anxious about the many miles to come in the follwoing days, especially the fisherfield round. Luckily, it got better quickly the next day.
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