Day 7: Kingussie to Ruigh-aiteachain Bothy
Distance: 15km (300m), total of 157km
Time on the trail: 5 hrs
Planned route: map
Today marked a new standard in super easy days. We had a nice breakfast in the hotel before heading to the highstreet to restock on essential supplies. We left town around 10:30am passing the Ruthven Barracks and on to Trombie Bridge. From there we left road walking behind and joined a LRT through the forrest and into Glen Feshie. We stopped by Stonetrooper (a cute little house) for our picnic lunch and enjoyed another hour of glorious sunshine. Yes folks the sun has actually been seen today!
The glen was lovely in the sunshine and the river Feshie seemed a little low compared to all the other rivers we’ve crossed. After passing over a very sturdy bridge we headed up a single track path along the glen. When the trail forked we elected to stay left following the high ground into the woods. Our minor climb was rewarded with wonderful views back down the glen. We arrived at the bothy around 3:30 and joined the growing campsite of challenger tents. It’s lovely here and we are currently chilling out by our tent. Overall a nice, easy and enjoyable day.