Glencoe Lochan trails
We started our day in Glencoe with a wonderful walk along the Glencoe Lochan trails. From Fort William we took the bus to Glencoe Village and made our way to the Glencoe Lochan car park.. There are a total of three well-marked trails through forest and around Loch Leven with the dramatic mountains as background. A good description of all three walks can be found at
Glencoe Orbital Track
After a very short break (enough for another cereal bar and a sip of water) we followed the path of the Orbital Trail. It goes straight through the woodland and past the Pap of Glencoe and Signal Rock (where according to legends the signal is given to begin the Glencoe Massacre.)
After about an hour we reached the Clachaig Inn for lunch. Unfortunately it was raining so that we could not enjoy the coffee in front of the magnificent mountain scenery.
From there we went along a narrow single road along the River Coe to the Coe River Waterfalls. The rain did not stop, but the scenery was just too breathtaking to turn around.
To reach Loch Achtriochtan we had to cross the busy A82. It took a bit of patience, because this is the main artery through the Glen.
Loch Achtriochtan in the sunshine would have been nice, because in the pouring rain I did not want to unpack my camera. All photos from there have been taken with my mobile phone. The fly fishermen did not bother the weather any more than we did. Unfortunately the time passed much too fast and we had to turn around to reach our bus. But we will come back …..
to be continued.….……