Towards the end of 2016 we decided to take a short trip to visit Samye Ling, the first Tibetan Buddhist Centre in the West. On our second day we wanted to do something a bit more strenuous. Grey Mare’s Tail is a nature reserve featuring the UK’s fifth highest waterfall.
We are by no means fit but being two women now into our 30’s and 40’s, respectively (I’m the one in my 30’s, ahem), we thought it was about time we made an effort. Both of us were fit in our teens and want to try and get some of that back. We have set ourselves the goal of doing the Southern part of the West Highland Way this year, so training walks like this are particularly important to build up the old stamina.
It only takes around 10-15 minutes before the first surprise was revealed. What looks like the top of the waterfall from the bottom, is just the start, there are several other sections of fall beyond.
Each new section of waterfall keeps you pushing on to discover what’s next.
As you climb up and over to the top onto the flat, you’re treated, if you visit during Winter, to a scene of snow capped hills.
Finally, after a further fifteen minute walk you’ll reach the reservoir, and the scenery opens out to offer the most breathtaking panorama.