Thursday, 13 September 2012

Glencoe lochan - a little piece of Canada in Scotland

Walking round this beautiful small loch you might imagine it to be typical of Scottish highland scenery but in fact the area has been landscaped and planted to look like Canada!

I've driven through GlenCoe many times but never stopped to walk around.

In the late 1800s the then landowner Lord Strathcona married a lady of Native American descent from British Columbia. To avoid her missing her home too much, he had this part of his estate remodelled and Douglas firs and other Canadian trees planted. The walk around the lochan is fairly short and flat but very beautiful.

Following the trail uphill through firs, a viewpoint over Loch Leven opens up.
Looking down to Loch Leven

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