Glencoe landsat

Glencoe is a small area with a big presence. The valley, about 14 miles long and situated a dozen miles south of Fort William, is the centre of some of Scotland's most dramatic mountain scenery and the site of some of its most turbulent history. It is not exactly isolated - the main A82 trunk road from Glasgow to the highlands runs through the middle of the glen, the present road dating from major improvements in the 1930's. The glen begins at the corner of Rannoch Moor in the east, and runs generally due west to emerge at Glencoe village on the shore of Loch Leven. On the south side of the glen is the fine mountain group of Bidean nam Bian, the highest peak in the former county of Argyll; the dramatic cone of Buachaille Etive Mor (the Great Shepherd of Etive) lays on the same side of the glen just a handful of miles to the east. Much of the glen's north wall consists of the celebrated Aonach Eagach - the Notched Ridge (or Ridge of Teeth, using just a little poetic licence in the translation from Gaelic). Pretty nearly all the high level routes in this area are tricky scrambles and are not really for the ordinary walker. The West Highland Way, however, impinges on the eastern corner of the glen.

I don't have very many images of Glencoe, and those that I do posess are "tourist" shots taken in the floor of the glen. Later I shall be adding images of the West Highland Way (duplicated from the End-to-End Walk page of my website) but for now there is a single gallery of miscellaneous shots taken over the years.

Gallery Index

Miscellaneous images, 1979 - 1998

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This page last updated 20th January 2005