For the last three days I have been out with members of the Sierra Club who are over from the US to experience the finest Scottish scenery, history and culture. The Sierra Club is an environmental organisation which was founded by Scottish-American John Muir in 1892. With 3.5 million members and supporters they are the most influential grassroots environmental organisation in the US, and have protected millions of acres of wilderness and helped to pass a number of environmental acts.
With only nine days on their tour the group were cramming in as much as possible. After a day in Edinburgh they headed north where I met them for a leg of the West Highland Way from Drymen to Balmaha. Yesterday we were back on the West Highland Way, this time from the Kings House to Kinlochleven. Today we squeezed in a visit to Glencoe Lochan before heading up toward the Pap of Glencoe. There is plenty more planned for my next four days with them and the weather is looking perfect for our visit to Lismore tomorrow!
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