A day excursion - Speyside and the Great Glen -
140 MILES (224KM)
From any of the Speyside
villages (preserved steam railway, ospreys, Highland estate visits, wildlife park, clan
museum, folk museum and lots more) head south and west by Loch Laggan (mountainous views)
to reach Spean Bridge (Commando Memorial) Optional extension to Fort William.
Turn north up the Great Glen to reach Fort Augustus
(Caledonian Canal). Take either east or west bank of Loch Ness. East bank via Whitebridge,
Inverfarigaig and Dores: fine views, forest centre, waterfalls. West bank main road:
Urquhart Castle, Loch Ness Monster visitor centres at Drumnadrochit. Reach Inverness and
circle back to Speyside via Carrbridge (Landmark Visitor Centre).
The West Highlands - Day excursions: Glencoe and
Rannoch 120 MILES (192KM)
From Fort William (optional excursion to Mallaig) go south
to Glencoe (visitor centre, folk museum). Turn east and south to Rannoch Moor, reach
Tyndrum, turn west for Loch Awe, Kilchurn Castle, Cruachan Dam Visitor Centre before
turning north (loch and hill views, Sea Life Centre at Barcaldine) then reaching
Ballachulish and Fort William.
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