Sitting here in California’s warm sunshine and blue skies, I finally find myself with enough time to write a post about a walk we went on one afternoon during the Christmas break, when the temperature was quite different from what I’m experiencing today, although the blue sky was the same.
Loch Achray is in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park and we approached it along a path accessible from The Byre Inn in the village of Brig o Turk. The Byre is a great place for a fortifying drink before setting off on your walk, or for a tasty meal or warming drink by the log fire after your walk (or both!).
Following the path we walked across the bridge over Black Water and through the farm. This chimney pot looks as little bit precarious!
Snow covered Ben Venue is in the distance as the loch comes into sight.
From the water’s edge we could see the small Trossachs Church on the other side of the loch. The church was completed in 1849 and is still in use today.
We decided to turn back at this point as the light was soon going to start fading and we wanted to get back to our starting point before dark.
Nearly back at the Byre Inn again, some Highland cows wandered through the trees to get a closer look – maybe just curious, but perhaps they thought we’d brought them some dinner.
The sun was dropping lower and lower as we approached the 18th century Brig o Michael which would take us over Black Water and to the end of our walk.
I’m linking this with Jo’s Monday Walk where you can join in with other walks, short and long.