Bridge of Orchy, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Bridge of Orchy, a small village in the Highlands of Scotland, which I pass through many times each year on the way from Tyndrum to Glencoe and the North of Scotland.

The village straddles the busy  A82 highway but its origins date back to around 1751 when the British military under Major Caulfield built a bridge over the River Orchy in context of  a major road building programme in the Highlands for the purpose of facilitating troop movements. The old Military Road still exists and crosses the A82 at Bridge of Orchy. This old road now forms part of the West Highland Way and as such brings a steady stream of hikers to the village, and it’s hotel.

Bridge of Orchy stands in the shadow of Beinn Dorain, a mountain which rises to a height of 3524 feet.

Bridge of Orchy Hotel, Scotland

Bridge of Orchy, Scotland

River Orchy, Scotland

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