Those of you who’ve been here before probably know that I commute regularly between the UK south coast and the Scottish Highlands. Most often these are working trips, which involve flying between the two ends of the country to save time.
Twice a year, we drive the route, allowing me to take my Jack Russell (Frodo) to his favourite ‘walkies’ venues, and permitting a little bit of ‘tourist time’ for us humans.
We’ve just arrived in the Highlands, this time by the more scenic route, travelling from Glasgow up The Great Glen, so I thought I’d share a little of the journey with you.
First comes Loch Lomond, billed as ‘the most romantic loch’. Not sure why, but it is tranquil and beautiful. What we weren’t expecting was to find this massive construction at the head of the loch
As we moved closer, more of its purpose was revealed – it gives an amazing, focussed view down the loch, and as you move through it, you realise that it is positioned to give you the best site, not to mention that the far side consists of steps, up which you can go to the very top for the best possible view.
Later on, we travelled over Rannoch Moor, a desolate area of peat bogs between the mountains, but still beautiful.
Then comes Glen Coe…
(I promise to go a bit slower next time, so as not to risk making you dizzy!)
James Bond fan? You may recognise this as the road to Skyfall…
We stayed the night at the wonderful Ballachulish Hotel (pronounced Balla-hoo-lish), a grand building with warm hospitality and a great selection of malts!
There’s a lovely view down Loch Leven
Next day we went on a fantastic day trip – come back again next post to see where (PS. if you’re a Harry Potter fan, you won’t want to miss it…)