Lon Liath Beach near Arisaig, Scotland

This morning, we travelled from Plockton in Wester Ross to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands via the following route:

  • To Kyle of Lochalsh and across the Skye Bridge.
  • To Broadford then down through Sleat to Armadale where we connected with the ferry to Mallaig.
  • A mix of coastal route and back roads to Arisaig then on to Glenfinnan where we stopped to view the famous viaduct aka ‘Harry Potter Bridge’ and monument commemorating landing of Bonnie Prince Charlie in 1745.

Lon Liath Beach near Arisaig.

Glenfinnan Monument.

  • On to Fort William where we stopped for lunch then a return trip down Glen Nevis where we encountered sheep on the road, highland cattle in the middle distance and numerous waterfalls including Lower Falls in full spate after heavy rain of late.

Black sheep on road side.

Waterfall at Glen Nevis.

Waterfall at Glen Nevis.

Video clip of Lower Falls

  • After return to Fort William we went south  for a visit to the Glencoe region, visiting village, Clachaig Inn and the Glenoce Visitor Centre.

Traditional thatched house at Glencoe Village.

Scenery at Clachaig Inn.

River Coe near Clachaig Inn.

Landscape near Clachaig Inn

  • Upon returning to Fort William we checked into our lodgings and then dined at the Ben Nevis Inn.

Persistent rain characterised the weather today but wind was light.

We move on to Glasgow tomorrow.

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