Piper at Loch Lomond, Scotland

This morning, I collected guests from central Edinburgh and embarked on a tour as follows:

  • First, drive west for 90 mins to our first stop at Luss, Loch Lomond. Here we saw quaint, historic houses, Loch Lomond (lake) and Ben Lomond (mountain) resplendent in morning sunshine, a talented young piper, a wedding party, Viking era ‘hogback’ burial at Luss Church, and duck with ducklings on local river.

Luss Beach, Loch Lomond.

Duck and ducklings on Luss Water.

Piper at Luss Pier, Loch Lomond.

  • Next, we drove north, tracking Loch Lomond, through Tyndrum and across Rannoch Moor to Glencoe. En-route we encountered another piper and scenic Highlands views. We stopped at Glencoe Visitor Centre for lunch and then continued north along the side of Loch Linnhe through Fort William to our next stop of Aonach Mor.

Piper at Loch Tulla, Scotland

Glencoe scenery, Scotland

  • At Aonoch Mor we took a ride up on the Mountain Gondola to a height of 650m in the midst of some of the world’s most beautiful and ancient landscapes.

View from Aonach Mor

Mountain Biking at Aonach Mor

Mountain Gondolas at Aonach Mor

  • After the Aonach Mor trip we ┬ádrove west towards Mallaig stopping to visit Glenfinnan and Loch Eilt en-route.

Loch Shiel, Scotland

Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland

Loch Eilt, Scotland

  • On arrival at the ferry/fishing port of Mallaig we checked into our lodgings in readiness for tomorrow’s crossing to Armadale, Skye.
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