Pap of Glencoe, Scotland

Pap of Glencoe, Scotland

This evening, I am posting a selection of  images and video clips taken during a recent train journey from Glasgow to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. The section of the journey covered in this post covered the section from Dalmally via Tyndrum, Bridge of Orchy, Rannoch Station, Spean Bridge ending in Fort William.

Sunset at Rannoch Moor

Sunset at Rannoch Moor

Weather conditions were unusually favourable for the time of year with the relatively clear and sunny conditions showing the rugged scenery including moorland, rivers,, snow-capped mountains and lochs to best advantage.

Cloud formations over Rannoch Moor, Scotland

Cloud formations over Rannoch Moor, Scotland

Rannoch Moor is a 50 square mile plateau at height of 1200 ft (360 metres) bounded by Loch Rannoch, Lochaber and Argyll & Bute and rim of mountains between 2500 ft and 3500 ft. Terrain is mainly granite with surface showing the effects of glacial movements resulting in small lakes and rocky knolls of glacial debris. Rannoch Moor is where the last ice sheet began to develop about 25,000 years ago and where is finally extinguished about 10,000 years ago.

Rannoch Moor Surface

Rannoch Moor Surface

Highlands Landscape

Highlands Landscape

Beinn Udlaidh, Scotland

Beinn Udlaidh, Scotland

Loch Treig, Scotland

Loch Treig, Scotland

Rannoch Moor Landscape

Rannoch Moor Landscape

Beinn Odhar, Scotland

Beinn Odhar, Scotland

Video Clip 1

Video Clip 2

Video Clip 4

Most visitors encounter Rannoch Moor when travelling along the A82 to Glencoe with spectacular landforms visible between the Pass of Brander and Loch Lochy.

Be Sociable, Share!