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In the Southern and Central Highlands Scotland’s Watershed weaves its way north criss-crossing the A82 taking in some of the most dramatic ridges and mountains south of the Great Glen. But before it reaches that famous road, it runs parallel to Loch Lomond and then accross the tiny strip of land between Loch Arklet and Loch Katrine by Stronachlacher. From there, it crosses wild and remote area towards Crianlarich.
I reached Stronachlacher after covering an average of more than a marathon a day for the first eight days of my Watershed Run. After a semi-rest on my ninth day I was scheduled to tackle this long haul from Loch Arklet to Crianlarich. At just under 20 miles, this day was a relatively short but at 2645m it had the biggest total ascent of my run - not far short of 9,000ft. The day starts with a sharp ascent onto the south ridge of the Corbett - Beinn a Choin and then traverses four Munros in two linked horsehoes – Beinn Chabhair (933), An Caisteal (995m), Beinn a’ Chroin(942m) and Cruach Ardrain(1046m). The picture (above) looks north to Beinn Chabhair from Beinn a Choin. I think you can see Cruach Ardrain in the background.