Day 18: Wednesday 4th May

Bearsden Ski Centre

A strange kind of day today.  We were off to a good start just after 9am from yesterday’s stop point but quickly came into the Glasgow suburbs and pretty much spent the whole day crossing Glasgow and out the other side to Neilston.  A good 20 miles on the road left the feet a bit sore, plus we stopped about 7 miles short of the original target at Stewarton.  The main reason for being a bit behind was a last minute change of route.

At dinner yesterday evening we sat next to a local couple who were interested in what we doing and where we planned to walk.  They painted a pretty grim picture of the Clyde Tunnel, and pointed out that we wouldn’t see anything of the city because we would be underground.  We therefore altered the route and walked into town via the canal and then alongside the River Kelvin, crossing the Clyde by the Clyde Arc bridge, and out of town passing Glasgow Rangers football ground.  4 miles further but well worth it.

Lastly, a big thank you to David Welsh of D. Welsh Builders Ltd. In Uplawmoor, for putting Hazel back on the right road after a short stint of being lost.

300 miles completed and back into the countryside tomorrow to start heading for England.

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