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RunLONGER | Rowchoish Bothy Run | 15km

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Rowardennan

Rowardennan

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The TrailFest RunSOCIAL ON TOUR Programme continues in April with an 'almost' out and back run along the West Highland Way starting and ending in Rowardennan.

Vital Statistics

  • Distance: 15km/9miles
  • Ascent: 331m/1085ft
  • Pace: Approx 10min/mile over the route, or approx 2hrs (there will be regular stops to re-group)
  • Run Level: Gnarly*

    This is a trailrun for:

    • those comfortable with running 15km
    • those wanting to increase their skills and experience on technical trails and sections of singletrack
    • those looking for an 'adventure run'

    This run is not suitable for:

    • runners looking for a speed run
    • runners who are not able to sustain a 10min/mile over the course of the run (try our Improver trailruns to build up your trail skills and fitness)
    • beginner trailrunners (try our 5km Beginner trailruns)

    *All of our runs are graded: Relaxed, Progressive, Speedy and Gnarly. To make sure you're on the right run for you, see our website: https://trailfestscotland.com/run-with-us/

    Route Description

    Starting at the Rowardennan Forestry Car park, we will head out along the West Highland Way passing the Youth Hostel and bottom of the track leading up onto the Ptarmigan Ridge of Ben Lomond (a route for another day).

    We will continue on this fire road for approximately 5km on the “high road” – gradient profile classed as undulating “alpine flats” with an overall height gain.

    We then drop onto the “low road” where after a short distance, there will be an opportunity to visit the Rowchoish bothy where we can stop to adjust layers, grab an energy bar and drink before venturing onto the fun stuff.

    The next section of the route takes in gorgeous single track with about every variance of terrain you could reasonably expect to find trailside in Scotland ! Run at your own pace and we will regroup at appropriate points – you cannot get lost.

    After the last climb, we re-join the outward fire road where we will retrace our steps back to the cars at Rowardennan.

    For those wanting to round off the run with coffee and cake, we will either grab something at the Rowardennan Hotel or nip back to the Oak Tree in Balmaha where sweet treats can be found

    What to wear/bring

    • £3 in coins for the car park!
    • Trail shoes - mandatory
    • Hat/buff, gloves - mandatory
    • Waterproof jacket - mandatory
    • Food & water - runners are required to carry the appropriate amount of food and water to suit the individual. We strongly advise you carry some extra food as an emergency supply e.g. 2 or 3 bars stashed in your bag.
    • Survival bag - these are not mandatory, but we strongly advise carrying one in your running bag at all times, especially when accessing open hill.
    • Map and compass - these are not mandatory, as we will be guiding the group, but it's good practice to carry them. We're happy to offer map reading tips on the run

    We will email all attendees a few days before the run to suggest any specific kit to suit the weather forecast.

    We will hold a kit check prior to the run to ensure everyone is suitably prepared. Sorry, but no mandatory kit = no run. Please don't make us have to make that awkward call.

    Directions

    Details on how to find the car park and starting point can be found here.

    The Important Small Print

    The terms and conditions below are to ensure the safety and enjoyment of everyone participating in this TrailFest run.

    • The format of this TrailFest run is based on a led, group run with regular stopping to re-group, take in the view and be social. Note; this is a run, not a hike.
    • TrailFest reserve the right to refuse your participation on this run should it be deemed by TrailFest that you are not fit and/or healthy enough to complete the full route with the group as outlined above, or if you do not have the mandatory kit required for this run.
    • All of our runs are for adult runners only: no under 18s and no dogs.

    If you've any queries, please see our FAQs page on the website: www.trailfestscotland.com, or drop us a line: rundirty@trailfestscotland.com

    Looking forward to running with you!

    Team TrailFest

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