Our chosen route for the day was not too far from home and took around half an hour in the car to get to. Based on our research online our walking path started next to the Glengoyne Distillery which despite having plentiful parking was for whisky tour visitors only. Instead we had to leave the car parked in a layby and cross the busy road to get to the start point.
Luckily there were other walkers about to follow as the route was a little unclear from the roadside. Having had snow showers on and off most of the morning the ground was rather soggy and a bit slippy so the path through the field was a little treacherous but fortunately we both kept our balance as we made the climb towards Earl's Seat.
|Pretty views over farmland (shame bonfire smoke got in the way)|
Having got quite out of puff just on the initial section on the route and with the weather not being great there was no way we were going to conquer the Earl's Seat route today. We decided to just complete the start of the walk instead but we did get nice views even from our lower vantage point.
|View over Ben Lomond|
|Grey skies over snow caped Earl's Seat|