Isles of Glencoe Hotel & Leisure Centre
Travel Blogs from Ballachulish
After breakfast we left the hotel for our travel day at 8:15. First stop was shortly down the road on the way to the first ferry. We explored in the rain (yes, Bertha is still with us) the Museum of the Isles located at the Clan Donald Skye complex. We first walked over to see the castle ruins of Amadale Castle. When followed the path to the museum. The museum talked of the history of the clans of the area known as the f of the ...
... 15 minutes to an extensive flatfish but rocky summit area. We had glimpsed fabulous views through breaks in the cloud on the way up, but by this time the mist was clearing and our descent was in warm late afternoon sunshine with perfect visibility all the way to Mull and beyond.
Some guide books describe this hike as a 'slog' but I rate it as one of the best, in the right weather. Certainly equal ...
Wednesday 28th May; Carn Liath 1006m, Stob Poite Coire Ardair 1054m, Creag Meagaidh 1128
A wonderful Mountain day!
Martin and I set off promptly, thinking that if the weather turned we would just do Carn Liath then retreat and were walking at 9am from the visitor centre at Aberarder. We followed the excellent path up to the more established birch forest, and ...
... good views down the valley. From then onwards we had good views along the
ridge as we continued over the summit, and down over heathery slopes to regain
the forest track. We took the ‘alternative green route’ through the forest,
forgetting about the effects of the previous downpour, and had good fun squelching
our way through very wet bog amongst the trees.
... is on the path today too.
This area also has links to some of the earliest Christian arrivals from Ireland, with the ruined St Fillian's Priory reported to be the site of the original monastic cells of St Fillian who arrived from Ireland in the 8th century and spread Christianity amongst the Picts. Certainly it was an important site - Robert the Bruce raised it to priory status and, even after its dissolution, local people kept up the cemetery.