The hospitality of the Oakley HC crowd had been fantastic and my morale was high and stomach was full! They were heading to the Kingshouse also, some by car and a few cycling. My route took me along the road a bit and across to Glencoe via the Lairig Gartain.
The Lairig Gartain is a great route and the views down Glen Etive are fantastic. You also get a good view of the devastation and extent of the recent scrub fire.
Apart from a heavy hail shower of about 15 minutes, the leg to the main road was uneventful, and then there was another 15 minute hail shower. Then it was a bit along the road to join the West Highland Way. This was quite busy with walkers heading for the Devil’s Staircase, with just me heading East. I eventually reached the Kingshouse and booked into the bunkhouse. I was in a 4 bedded room. The bunkhouse is quite new and the facilities are good apart from the “common room” for making tea etc. This has very uncomfortable seats, a microwave, fridge, a hot water geyser and a sink. No cups or cutlery. The drying room is OK, but not good enough for drying stuff that has been washed.
I had a snack in the cafe/diner when I arrived and had a meal later on. The food is OK, but the choice is a bit limited.