This morning, we departed our lodgings in Birnam and drove north up the A9 to Dalwhinnie where we turned off to join the A889 through Badenoch and the Cairngorms National Park, stopping for refreshment and shopping at ‘ Yummy Things’.

Yummy Things




Next, we continued west, past Loch Laggan¬†and through Glen Spean to Spean Bridge. Here we stopped to visit the memorial to Britain’s forces, the Commandos, a site which also offered good views of Ben Nevis and other mountains in the Nevis Range.

Nevis Range


Next. we continued up the Great Glen, past Loch Lochy, Loch Oich to Fort Augustus on the southern tip of Loch Ness where ew stopped for lunch where we were able to erat outside, right on the bank of the Loch.

Loch Ness from Fort Augustus


Caledionian Canal at Fort Augustus

Caledonian Canal

Buying Raspberries at Fort Augustus


Next, we continued north up to Castle Urquhart, a historic site which offers good views of Loch Ness.

Piper at Castle Urquhart


Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness


Next, we continued north, through Inverness, across the Moray Forth then the Cromarty Firth to our destination of Evanton, a village on the western  bank of the Cromarty Firth. After checking in to our lodgings and dining at the local pub we embarked on an evening drive along Glen Glass, a narrow road which nevertheless afforded good scenic views.

Cromarty Firth from Glen Glass


Cromarty Firth from Kiltearn


Tomorrow, guests attend the Clan Munro Gathering.

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