West Highland Way – Milngavie to Drymen
On May 16, we started walking the 96 mile West Highland Way from the southern end at Milngavie (pronounced Mulguy). We walked through forested parkland near the town and soon were in rural, open pastureland with scattered gorse shrubs throughout with their yellow flowers. The Dumgoyne Knob dominated the scenery as we walked around it. As we walked, regular rain showers with wind came through every hour or so with sunshine in between. We stopped at Glengoyne Distillery to sample a wee bit of the scotch and to eat the lunches we carried with us. In the afternoon, we continued to follow an old railroad corridor north until we left the corridor to climb on country lanes to a hilltop where we glimpsed our first view of Loch Lomond and saw the town of Drymen. After walking for twelve miles through the lovely Scottish countryside, we stopped in Drymen, a quaint village, to spend the night at a bed and breakfast.