The relentless heavy rain still battering the bothy in the morning made us faff about and procrastinate. We chatted to the mountain bike guys for a bit, then headed out. At least it was an easygoing LR track to Oykel Bridge. There were lots of estate vehicles passing us all the way there. We made our way along the banks of the lovely River Oykel, one of the best salmon fishing rivers in Scotland. And it showed, as we passed lots of fishing huts and men out fishing. We walked past Loch Ailsh and Benmore Lodge on the LR track and then began the climb up Glen Oykel, following a clear path to some pretty waterfalls. Here the path faded out and we climbed over rough ground to the Bealach Trallgil. At the top we then descended the last 5k into Inchnadamph where we had booked a room at the basic but very friendly hotel.
We had sent a supply parcel here so picked that up, tucking straight into the chocolate. We had a good pub tea here, relaxing in front of the fire with some pints and a few drams. It was here we ‘discovered’ Old Pulteney’ whisky – choosing it because it was the most local. It was absolute liquid gold! The pub in the hotel was so friendly with all the guests chatting to each other – it was a very comfortable and enjoyable evening.