Loch Katrine, 4th November 2015

Paddlers: Tim, Lee and Geoff

Weather: Misty and Wet but no wind.

Route: From Stronachalar north west to the end of Loch Katrine at Glengyle. Return back to Royal Cottage and thence Stronachalar

Report: A very misty and damp day which was not warm. Despite low visibility (cloud base usually lower than 100m above loch and sometimes zero) the scenery had real charm and the company was excellent.

Access on to the loch is problematic here, as at the east end. It is possible down a stream close to the cafe but we went from a slip not normally open to the public, to the west. The LLTNP Access Committee needs to get on to the issue of access to this beautiful loch.

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The Gyle is a tranquil river up to the bridge but is blocked by wire soon after. Have they not heard of the Access Act? The Clan Gregor graveyard is of real interest having been raised each time the loch was raised (3 times).

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View down to Clan Gregor graveyard

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Heading up to Glengyle
Heading up to Glengyle
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As far as you can get up the River Gyle

It was a short day (about 10 miles) but very enjoyable.