Rannoch Moor in winter.

Rannoch Moor in winter.

This evening, I am posting information on Rannoch Moor, a rugged and bleak section of upland scenery in the Scottish Highlands which most visitors encounter on the A82 highway between Glencoe and Bridge of Orchy. There is also a rail trip, information on which can be found here.

Rannoch Moor in winter.

Rannoch Moor in winter.

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.

In the right weather conditions the region offers good photographic opportunities.

Rannoch Moor Scenery.

Rannoch Moor Scenery.

Video clip of drive from Glencoe towards the south.

Continuation of drive south across Rannoch Moor.

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