A few days in Hamilton (Scotland).

 Summit of Stuc a Chroin

Summit of Stuc a Chroin

So, I start typing in glorious Hamilton last night as we watched "Shetland".

We arrived Thursday, bit of a quiet one, and on Friday had an amazing run up the Stuc a Chroin after parking in the hills outside of Callander. It was my first time in Callander and what a beautiful place, with a surprise as to the number of foreign visitors, but Claire explained that the town is viewed as the gateway to the Trossachs. I'd like to head back there again.

 Summit of Stuc a Chroin

Summit of Stuc a Chroin

In terms of Stuc a Chroin, it's a Munro and a jolly fine one indeed. We headed off late, well 1.48pm to be exact, with concerns as to light at this time on the year. But on we went and returned to the car in just under three hours. The route was 11 miles with just under 3K feet of climb, and it was a solid climb to the summit of this Munro from Drumardoch Farm. Travelling up the track we headed off at Arivurichardich and followed a trod/path up. It was good running, but the wind ferocious on the summit with a wind chill probably putting the temperature at around 5 degrees C I estimate; we did not hang about long. On getting back we thawed out at the Waverley Hotel and I got to polish off two pints of Ossian.

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Yestersay saw a run to Chatelherault of about 15 miles, followed by trampoline antics in Air Space in East Kilbride with Katie, Calum, and Claire, finished off with a polished off dinner at Frankie & Benny's.

 Chatleherault

Chatleherault

What does today hold?