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Scotland June 20th - 25th

We have been planning this holiday for some time as we have wanted to walk a bit more in the wilds of Scotland. We decided after a few reviews to stay in a remote campsite called Caolasnacon Campsite which is near to the small village of Glencoe (map), the campsite sits on the side of Loch Leven . This loch is nearly 9 miles long and offers great views. The cost was only £75 for 5 nights and the site offers normal facilities and toilet - Shower blocks are clean, however watch out for the midges they are bad at night around this time of year so make sure you take precautions as it will spoil your holiday trust me. There is a small garage and well stocked shop in GlenCoe and also a few pubs in the nearby village of Kinlochleven. The Trip was one of the best we have done, and you simply cannot do the area justice in just 5 days however we had a good go at it. We shall return hopefully within the near future and hopefully this time make it up right to the Northern shores.

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Road Trip 1

he start of the road trip took us firstly to the large Town of Fort William (Map) it is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants — and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.
Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south,Aonach Mòr to the north and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. It is a centre for hillwalking and climbing due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and many other Munro mountains. Its a nice town with a few restaurants and pubs

Isle of Eigg

On the next day of the trip we decided to visit the isle of Eigg, so we headed to the port village of Airsaig to catch the Boat MV Sheerwater The journey out to Eigg is about 10 miles and the water can be quite choppy so the boat was up and down a bit but made for good fun. They charge £19 for a return Ticket to the isle and you get about 4 and a half hours on shore, the boat will leave after dropping you off for the isle of Rum and will get you on the return crossing.

Blackwater Reservoir

his walk turned into a classic with some of the best views on our trip to Scotland, from Mountains to classic Victorian Dams and engineering masterpieces . The Blackwater Dam walk starting point is the power Station at the bottom of the valley, This power station was the purpose of the dam and it supplied Hydro power to the large Aluminium plant within the Village of KInlochleven (map), the Aluminium plant has now gone and moved to Fort William and its this that the station provides electric to now.

Road Trip 2

his was the second large distance trip we made in the car and I think we done about 240 miles in total just cruising about, the object of the first part of the trip was to reach the isle of Skye. We made our way to Shiel Bridge and took the small Military road, it is a very windy and sometimes gets very narrow however there are loads of passing places so don’t worry. You will find the odd sign that says Ferry so just keep following it, the ferry you are after is the MV Glenachulish (map) this ferry operates a summer service between

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Mapping

Please view the Google map below to see locations we visited

Pictures

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