Sunday, 30 October 2016
On Wednesday 26th October four walkers set off by train to Milngavie to walk a section of the West Highland Way. However there had to be a change of plan due to the breakdown of a train on the line so Plan B took the group to Balloch, where, after a coffee, the walk continued into Balloch Park along the River Leven to the shores of Loch Lomond following for some time the John Muir Trail before the steady climb to the late lunch spot giving magnificent views across to the far shore of the loch at Cameron House and the hills beyond. From there the route continued among the autumn trees down past Balloch Castle where much renovation is underway and eventually met the road leading back to the station. Although this was not the intended walk the group appreciated the fine, mild weather in a new area and he autumn colours added to their pleasure.