This was a very memorable walk. You cross a slope, climb a rocky gully then reach this plateau. You probably feel apprehensive when you see this ahead of you. I did. That’s quite normal when you take a new route in an unknown location.

You never know what to expect. You can’t know, even when people tell what it’s like. That’s their experience not yours.

There are sea views around here and at the top of Alligin you look across a vast watery landscape. I decided, contrary to popular feeling, I wasn’t keen on that kind of terrain. It’s wild and remote, which is usually a good thing, but for me a certain bleakness enters which I don’t enjoy.

 

Mountains Of Scotland Book: An Teallach

Friday July 27, 2012