|Hound near Sonachan Photo: Jon Haylett|
|Fox and hounds route : Jon Haylett|
Soon after the hounds started at Achosnich they picked up a fox in a patch of woodland at Garbh-dhail, this was the start of a marathon drive over the hills to Sanna, along the shore to Portuairk, up the Streathan Breigh burn , over to Sanna once more and then back to Grigadale.
When I measured it on the map the fox and hounds must have run 16km in about four hours. Jon's map of the route is as I saw it and is not necessarily accurate
The result...... Fox 1 : Hounds 0.
I imagined the fox or a tag team of foxes sitting in the bar at the Sonachan Hotel having a pint in the evening well pleased with themselves.