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“Great views and walks” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor
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Ilkley, United Kingdom
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“Great views and walks”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

The loch and Rannoch station is a great place to get the train to Mallaig.The village itself is uninspiring there is a tea shop there now which looked nice but we did not use.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank Susanlockyer
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Verona, Wisconsin
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“Glencoe and Rannoch Moor - a must drive”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We needed to go from Fort William to Glasgow so we took the A82. We weren't expecting anything more than a hurried drive through the countryside. What we got was an unexpected treat. This area is stunning. Waterfalls, mountains, moors. Just beautiful. We took much longer than we allotted to cross this area. Next time we'll plan on taking much longer. There are several convenient turnouts along the way so you can stop and take pictures.

Visited August 2013
7 Thank Dave M
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“One of Scotland's officially ranked 'outstanding landscapes.'”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Most people speed across the Moor of Rannoch by the A82, heading for Glencoe and further north.Don't! Take a break.The Black Mount/Rannoch area is recognised as one of our Top 40 most outstanding landscapes for good reason.I know this area very well, yet visiting it just days ago in autumn colours and under a blue sky, I was blown away,again, by how gorgeous it is. Some options to do this little west edge of the area a little more justice:-

1.Turn off the main road at the Bridge of Orchy hotel, turn right after the bridge itself and drive along the good, single track road for a few minutes to see beautiful, lonely Loch Tulla and the snow clad mountains of the Black Mount rising all around.You pass through an ancient Scots Pine wood edging the loch, which is studded with islands. All of this you will barely get a glimpse of from the road.Good chance of seeing deer around or beyond tiny Inveroran Hotel.This area is part of the West Highland Way.This is the start of some big, lonely, superb walking country.

2.If you have an hour or so and want a short walk, drive to the well signposted car park a mile or so further on. Walk along the road towards Forest Lodge,then turn right down the Private Road to Black Mount Lodge.The road is open to walkers and takes you along the beautiful ,pristine shore.Plenty of places to picnic or just drink in the views. At its best in October and November,when much of the country turns burnt orange, copper and gold.But really, it's lovely any time.

3.In winter 100s of wild red deer gather around Inveroran Hotel ,in a fine setting beside the road.They feed them.In October, stags roar close by. (At night, especially in winter/spring ,be careful on the A82 itself as deer are often right down at the side of the road).

4.Don't miss the photo opportunities further along the A82 beside spectacular Lochan na h-Achlaise,giving one of Scotland's finest views.An islet studded loch, snow-capped peaks and lonely moorland.Even a short walk into this landscape will take you far from the crowds very,very quickly.Not easy to park, so slow down and watch out for where you can pull off the road.There are often serious photographers setting up - a well covered scene by the likes of Colin Prior etc.

Visited October 2013
15 Thank Scotlandmac
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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“Heaven on earth!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Rannoch Moor is mile after mile of unrivalled beauty. Lush green velvet and wide open spaces, this is the gem of The Highlands. Mist, follows sun, grey skies and blue, a mix of all weathers greeted us as we travelled through towards the Pass of Glencoe on route to Fort William and onto Spean Bridge. We didn't realise what magnificent scenery awaited us on our first trip to Scotland. It's no wonder it's referred to as "Bonnie Scotland!!" Can't wait for a return visit. Don't miss this, it's a must.

Visited September 2013
4 Thank Margaret M
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East Yorkshire
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“Rannoch Kilvrecht trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

Fabulous easy to follow way marked trail for muppets like me to follow easily with a Tay forest park map for a guide. There are three walks to choose from we chose this one as it was only an hour as it was a very hot day and this was under the canopy of trees mainly. Lovely easy going walk along water and in the forest. Delightful, how wonderful to have this great forest and moorland to explore. There were even immaculate toilets here too. We loved it the dog loved it everyone's happy.

Visited July 2013
5 Thank Mad-on-Maldives
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