Day 6: Laggan to Kingussie
Distance: 20km (500m), total of 142km
Time on the trail: 5 hrs
Planned route: map
We woke around 6:30am to the sound of pelting rain on the tent. After the morning rituals we packed up camp leaving the grounds of the Mondalaith Hotel at 8:30am. Our planned route to Kingussie followed our 2009 TGO route – last time it wad rains, blisters, tears and 11 hours on the trail. Today couldn’t have been more different with healthy feet, sunshine (ok a little wind and rain too) and a nice 20km to bang out!
The trail was pretty uneventful, we’d made general wades road by 11:30 and were walking with clear skies, sun and a wicked tail wind. The views were amazing and we soon entered Kingussie at 1:30 to find our landing spot at the Silverfjord Hotel. Lunch went down well with a pint of the local ale
This feels like a good rest day for us. Send thoughts of good sunshine as we head back to the hills and into Glen Feshie tomorrow.
Bonus point to viewers who can explain the clan motto ‘touch not the cat but a glove’ (pic below)