Sep 18 From Connel to Fort William via Glencoe

Our route to Skye took us through Glencoe and Fort William.  We kept to the scenic route along the A 828 past Loch Creran and Loch Linnhe.

Loch Creran along the A828
Loch Linnhe

The weather was not too good at this stage and most of the scenery around Glencoe was shrouded in mist.  We stopped off at the visitor centre, which was interesting, and had a short walk in the rain.  It would have been a great place to spend a day if it had been less inclement.

Glencoe information
Glencoe region
View from Glencoe Visitor Centre
Glencoe visitor centre

From Glencoe we travelled along the A82 to Fort William where we had hoped to stay overnight by the ferry.  Unfortunately, there are notices up which specifically forbid overnight camping so we looked at a couple of alternatives on Park4Night and settled for this spacious spot!

Overnight stop at Fort William

By the time we stopped for the night, the wind was quite strong and we were glad not to be amongst the trees!  In the morning the weather had improved and the beautiful colours of the bracken and heather were enhanced by the sunshine.

A82 views
View from A82 on the way to Morvich

All along the A82 we had stunning views and our progress was slow as we had to keep stopping for a scenic cuppa.


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