Trossachs journey run was enjoyed by 12½ club
members and friends. Twelve of us assembled
in the car park near Brig O'Turk and set
off up the delightful path which climbs
through woodland towards the dam of Glen
Finglas reservoir. We ran past part of
the reservoir then branched northwards
up Gleann nam Meann. There was a good
track all the way and we could see it
steadily climbing right up to the head
of the glen. Part way up we passed a large
group of about a dozen walkers.
The track then turned westwards and we
caught dramatic glimpses of the snow covered
tops of Ben More and Stob Binnean. It
was a beautifully sunny clear day and
we could see hills for miles in every
direction, with more snow on Ben Vorlich
and Stuc a'Chroin. The track continued
to climb steadily to Creagan nan Sgiath.
A dramatic lone figure on the skyline
proved to be Digby who had run ahead and
gone off for some exploration. Having
reached the small cairn marking the summit
of the track, we went down the bank beside
the track to get out of the cold wind
for lunch. I was able to add to my collection
of photos of runners sitting on grassy
banks and eating lunch.
We were dismayed to see the large group
of walkers approaching in the distance
so we hurriedly packed up and ran off
down the track. It gently curved and descended
until we got wonderful views straight
down the blue waters of the reservoir.
Part way down we met Gio coming the other
way. He had only wanted a shorter run
so he started later and ran out the opposite
way to meet us. At the bottom of the glen
we ran beside the tree-lined burn of the
Finglas Water before meeting up with the
reservoir again. We returned the same
way to the car park before heading for
the Lade Inn at Kilmahog for liquid refreshment.
A good day out was enjoyed by all.