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day tripping

Just got back from a great little excursion to Mark Cottage, one of the newest MBA bothies on the list. The forecast was fabulous for this morning, though it did cloud over later on, but it was so worth getting up and onto the platform at Haymarket at 6.45. The bothy is tucked away near the bottom of the Ardgoil Peninsula by Loch Long, and would feel like quite a remote spot if it wasn’t for the oil terminal that is incongruously sited opposite. The cycle round from Arrochar is really straight forward and I was at the bothy by 11 o’clock. For some reason I thought it would take much longer but perhaps I had a walk in in my head. Anyway had plenty of time to kill before the scheduled service back to Queen St from Crianlarich so in the end I rode round the coast to Helensburgh and got the train back from there.

Arrochars Alps from Loch Long

Arrochars Alps from Loch Long

View of Loch Long looking north up to Arrochar

View of Loch Long looking north up to Arrochar

Mark Cottage bothy

Mark Cottage bothy