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a distance. In spite of certain primi-
tive habits and customs, as the use
to this day of spindle and distaff to
spin the avooI with which they make
their own clothes, and of the quern
to grind grain, they have acquired
from the sight of casual visitors an
inveterate habit of begging. "Warm
clothing, such as mittens, needles,
scissors, and knives, are very accept-
able. They depend a good deal upon
the sea-fowl which they catch (ful-
mers), of which they eat the eggs
and sell the down.

In 1732 a judge of the Court of
Session, Erskine, Lord Grange, found
it necessary to get rid of his wife
on account of insanity. She was
carried away from Edinburgh by
some followers of Lord Lovat, con-
veyed to St. Kilda, and put under
the care of the chief of Macleod.



This is the simple explanation of an
event which has been converted into
a political mystery. She died, May
1745, and, on her death, was buried
at Trumpan, in Skye.



ROUTE 60.
Invergarry or Fort - Augustus
(Loch. Oich) to Skye, by
Tomandoun, GlensMel, Loch.
Duich (Falls of Glomach), Loch
Alsh, and Strome Ferry.

This niost interesting route opens
a short cut for travellers by the
Caledonian. Canal desiring to visit
Skye without performing the cir-
cuit by Inverness and Dingwall.
They may leave the steamer either
at Laggan Loch, W. end of Loch
Oich, or at Callanich, E. end, 3 m.,
from Invergarry, but must bespeak a
carriage from the landlord of the Inn
there to meet them.

36 m. to Kyle Akin, 8 m. from
Loch Alsh to Strome Ferr}^ A good
road, very interesting scenery. Cars
and post-horses may be hired at
Invergarry, Shiel House, and Balma-
carra, uncertain at Tomandoun and
Clunie. This is the shortest way
from Oban to Skye (Rte. 62).

At Invergarry, on the line of the
Caledonian Canal {see Rte. 39) (22 ra.
from Bannavie), is a fair, homely
Inn : the landlord, if written to,
will send a machine to meet travel-
lers by the Caledonian Canal at
Callanich (3 m. ), at the E. end of
Loch Oich.

Leaving behind Mr. Edward
Ellice's handsome house, but tra-
versing for 30 m. on end his well-
managed domain, the road ascends
the pretty wooded

Glengarry. Passing through pen-
sile woods of birch, it emerges upon
Loch Garry, a smiling sheet of water,
4 m. long. It passes the burial-



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Boute 60. — Glen Quoich'; Glenshiel Sect. VI.



ground of the Ellice family, in which
lies the amiahle lit. Hon. Edward
Ellice, better known as "the Bear,"
the able politician who moved the
Whig party from 1836 to 1852.

Near the W. end of Loch Garry is
16r, m. Tomandoun. (Inn, a soli-
tary house of limited accommodation,
but sometimes can furnish a car and
post-horses. )

To reach Glen Shiel we must
ascend from this point out of the vale
of the Garry. [The road up it con-
tinues to the romantic narrow lake
of Glen Qtioich, girdled with moun-
tains {in the midst of which, in a
romantic spot, is the lodge, long the
autumn residence of Et. Hon. Edward
Ellice. A road of 5 m. leads thence
over a summit ridge to Loch Ifonrn
Head {? no Jnn), a most romantic
scene, well worth exploring ; whence
it is 10 m. walk, over the mountain
ridge dividing Inverness from Ross-
shire, 1iy the Pass of Corryucrligcny
to Shiel House Inn.]

Erom Tomandoun an ascent,
nearly continuous, of 4 m,, passing
Glen Luing, amid some fine moun-
tain scener}^ brings you down upon

10| m. Clunie {Inn, another poor
mountain hostel, sometimes can fur-
nish horse and car, and 2 or 3 post-
horses), a little to the W. of Loch
Clunie and the shooting-lodge.

We are here on the high road
from Invermoriston (25 m.) to Skye
(Rte. 39).

Leaving Clunie Inn, after 2^ m,,
an almost continuous descent begins
into Glen Shiel, through a magnificent
defile, deep and narrow, yielding in
grandeur onl}^ to Glencoe, overhung
by preponderating mountains, Avith
peaked sugar-loaf heads, serrated
ridges, and mysterious corries. The
slanting rocks wdiich edge the tor-
rent are clothed with su(;h a tapestry
and fringe of ferns as will delight
the painter's eye. Few trees or
houses.



Glenshiel. In addition to its
natural attractions, this glen is in-
teresting as having inspired Dr.
Johnson with the idea of writing
his "Journey to the Western Isles."
At Auchnashiel he observes, "I sat
down on a bank, such as a writer of
I'omance might have delighted to
feign. I had, indeed, no trees to
whisper over my head, but a clear
rivulet streamed at my feet. The
day was calm, the air soft, and all
was rudeness, silence, and solitude.
Before me, and on either side, were
high hills, which, by hindering the
eye from ranging, forced the mind to
find entertainmentfor itself. Whether
I spent the hour well I know not,
for here I first conceived the notion
of this narration. "

Mr. Geikie thus writes of it : —
" Perhaps the defile of Glenshiel in
the S. W. of Ross-shire, with its encir-
cling group of lofty naked mountains,
may be taken as one of the best exam-
ples of the more savage and rugged
forms which the granite rocks as-
sume. Dark masses of bare rock
seem there piled upon each other,
giving a corrugated outline to the
steep acclivities that rise up into an
array of grey serrated ridges and deep
corries, over which tower the peaks
of Glenelg. " The pass of Strachel, in
this glen, was in 1719 the scene of a
skirmish between a small force ' of
regular troops and a body of High-
landers, chiefly JMacraes and ]\Iac-
kenzies, under the Earl of Sea-
forth, who joined the rising of the
Earl of Mar, backed by a fleet de-
spatched from Cadiz by the King of
Spain in support of the Stuart cause.
Only 2 vessels out of 30, however,
reached Loch Duich, where they
landed 400 Spaniards and 2000 stand
of arms. They were encountered
in this glen by Gen. Wightman. The
Highlanders fought fiercely, but were
routed, the Spaniards laid down their
arms without firing a shot ; Lord
Seaforth was badly wounded, and the
rebellion crushed.



Scotland. Pde. QO. — Shielhouse Inn ; Falls of Glomach. 399



11 m. Shielhouse Inn is homely,
but comfortable, situated iu a beau-
tiful spot at the mouth of Glen-
shiel, overhung by precipices and
peaks of the greatest grandeur,
about 4 m- from the S. end of Loch
Duich.

1 h m. from the inn is a remarkable
subterrcinean " Picts' House," by the
roadside. To explore it the traveller
must enter on his hands and knees,
but it soon rises to a height of 8 ft.
The passage is lined with large fiat
stones.

^lany very fine Excursions may be
made from this ; — a. The ascent ol
Rattachan (Rte. 61), over which the
road to Glenelg and Kyle Rhea is
carried in many curves, should be
made, for the sake of the views over
Lochs Alsh and Duich, and, on the
opposite side, of the grand peaks of
Ben Screel ; h. The Pass of Cu7-ryvar-
ligcn, leading to Loch Hourn Head.
A stiff walk, but through scenes not
surpassed for grandeur, 2u00ft. about
the sea.

c. To the Falls of Glomach. The
carriage-road winds round Loch
Duich to Linassie Bridge and up the
valley of Kintail as far as the shoot-
ing-lodge. Thence runs a footjjath
on 1. ascending to a pass nearly 2000
ft. above the sea, leaving on 1. Scur-
na-Leamrag (2070 ft.) It is a rough
walk of at least 5 hrs. from Kintail, and
is rather severe for ladies, though they
sometimes walk or ride up on ponies.
The direction is nearly N.N.E. The
top of the pass is a narrow dry defile
between low rocky cliffs, after which
bear to the rt., under the shoulder
of the hill at first, and next across the
open moor, where the path is lost for
a time in green boggy gi'ound. The
sources of the Glomach are in 3 small
lochs stretching in a line N. and S.
The path over tlie Pass of Kintail into
Strath Affrick runs S. of these. Our
path leaves them far on rt. In front
rises the grand mass of Scuir-na-Cairan,
which ends iu a black-pointed preci-



pice, 1000 ft. high. At the foot of
this are the Falls of (ilomach, and
the traveller may gnide his steps to
them by it. They lie 900 ft. below
the summit of the Pass, so that to
reach them you have to descend nearly
half the distance you have ascended
from Kintail. The solitude around
is perfect : not a sign of habitation
or cultivation. The narrow gush in
the mountain-side, down which the
stream is precipitated, must have been
caused by a shift or upheaval of the
strata, which are here turned up like
the leaves of a book. The volume
of water is not large, but the depth
of the chasm, the pure white foaming
water against the black precipices,
fearful to look over, give peculiar
grandeur to this cascade, which goes
into a rent impenetrable b3^the eye.
The traveller bound for Skye or
the W. coast has the choice of re-
ascending tlie mountain and returning
the way that he came, or of follow-
ing the course of the Glomach down-
wards to Glen Elchaig, thence by
Loch Luing and Loch Alsh at Dornie
Ferry. The descent to the Elchaig
is pathless and almost precipitous.
Below is a rough road.



The drive from Shiel House Inn
to Loch Alsh and Strom e Ferry is
one of the most beautiful and varied
in the Highlands. It skirts the N.
shore of Loch Duich, passing the
opening of the valleys of Kintail,
crossing the Avon Cumhanag, near
Kintail village. The views extend S.
across the lake, at Linassie Bridge, to
i\Iam Ratachan, over whose shoulder
winds the romantic road to Glenelg,
and E. to the towering peak of Ben
Attow (4000 ft.), a grand group of
mountains, sometimes known as
Scour Ouran.

The terrace road along the lake
skirts Iiiverinet, a charming seat of
]\Ir. Alexander Matheson, and soon
after the broad expanse of Loch Alsh,



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Sect. YI.



the continuation of LocliDuich, opens
out, and a third, but minor fiord.
Loch Luing, comes in, opposite the
picturesque island Fort of

Eilean Donan, a rare subject
for the artist ; a square old keep
founded on a rock, within an en-
closing wall. It was the stronghold
of the Mackenzies, Earls of Seaforth,
and the try sting-place of the clan,
when summoned by the beacon
lighted on the top of Tullochard.
It was battered by a ship of war 1719,
after the Battle of Glenshiel. The
Lord of the Isles lost his life in an
attack upon this Castle.

At Dornie Ferry (very poor public-
house), the inlet called Loch Luing
is crossed in a ferry-boat. It takes
4 hr. to transport carriage and horses.
At Dornie on Loch Luing is a R. C.
Convent founded by the late Duchess
of Leeds. [A road runs along its
W. shore to Glen Elchaig, whence
it is a walk of 5 or 6 m. to the Falls
of Glomach {see preceding page). ]

Quitting the Ferry, the terraced
road, carried high above Loch Alsh,
commands a succession of the finest
views W. to Skye, E. towards Glen-
shiel. It ;; turns inland to Loch
Alsh, the name of a pretty village,
as well as of the lake.

From this we have a choice of 2
roads to Skye : — a. Continuing due
W. to Balmacarra {Inn, clean, and
good views), a pleasant place to
stay at. Distances : — to Dornie Ferry,
5^ m. ; Glenshiel Inn, 15 m. ; Stroma
Ferry Inn and Ely. Stat., 12 m.

Near the Inn is Balmacarra House
(one of Mr. Alex. JNIatheson's charm-
ing seats), looking S. down the strait
of "Kyle Rhea, and W. to Kyle Akin
and the Coollin Hills ; to Kyle Akin
Ferry, 8 m. Rte. 58). A^.'^.— The
Mail has ceased to run on this road.
A boat may be hired at Balmacarra
Pier, 1 m. from the Inn, to cross
direct to Kyle Akin in Skye (? 4 m.)
h. Turning due N. from Loch Alsh,
ascending the hiUs which separate



Loch Alsh from Loch Carron (com-
manding exquisite views) and de-
scending on

8 m. Strome Ferry, Rly. Stat, and
Inn, whence a steamer runs daily to
Skye (Rte. 62).



ROUTE 61.

Shi el House Inn to Skye, by-
Mam Rattachan, Glenelg, and
Kyle Rhea Ferry, 10 m.

"Within I m. of Shiel House Inn
(Rte. 60), the good carriage-road be-
gins from the margin of Loch Duich
to ascend the steep hill of Rattachan.
It is much improved since Johnson
and Boswell rode on horseback over
it ; "a terrible steep to climb, not-
withstanding the road is formed
slanting along it." At present it
curves round the hills, and into the
gullies, and some of its gradients are
steep ; but the views, expanding at
every step over the winding shores
of Lochs Duich and Alsh, are superb.
On reacliing the summit, the pros-
pect opens upon a new scene, the
singular peak of Ben Screel, and
other giants which rise above the
shores of Loch Hourn. The descent
is less steep to

8^ m. Glenelg (Kirkton). {Inn :
very clean and good. A pleasant
neat village grouped around the Bay,
but one of the most rainy places in
all Scotland. Glenelg (Glen of Deer),
which gives its name to the district,
consists mainly of 2 subordinate
glens. Glen More and Glenbeg —
the former not particularly striking,
while the latter has some very fine
scenery, at Eilean Reach, near the
mouth of the river.

ExcursioTis. — a. A walk of about
3 m. from Glenelg up Glenbeg leads
to two ruined Pictish Toivers (sec
Introduction, Section II.) In both
cases only half of the tower remains,
exhibiting an instructive section, to



Ihuuaet H^




// Estahlishjnetit.



STA. MILES



^^ :fe>^^p ,?







Ross-shire. Boute G2.—lJingivaIl to Strome Fcmj.



401



show how it was constructed, about
25 ft. high, and 30 ft. diameter. The
Avhole of this district belonged to the
Macraes, a tribe which came from
Ireland with Colin Fitzgerald.

b. There is a rough road, just
practicable for a car, to Loch Hourn
Head, running round the coast from
Glenelg, and skirting the north side
of Loch Houi'n. It winds round the
base of Ben Miolary and Ben Bcrccl
(3196 ft.), which gives this district
a peculiarly wild aspect.

"Less accessible, but not less
striking, examples of savage scenery
may be found along the gneissoic
shores of Loch Hourn and Loch
ISTevis. The height and the angular
forms of the mountain ridges, the
steep and deeply rifted slopes, and
the ruggedness and sterility of the
whole landscape, distinguish these
two sea-lochs from the rest of the
fiords on the W. coast." — Geikic.']

Distances of Glenelg from — Kyle
Rhea, 1| m. ; Bernera, 1 ; Glenbeg,
1^ ; Shiel House, 8^ m. Broadford
in Skye (hilly road) is

13 m. from Kyle Rhea ferry. The
Strait is I m. wide, but owing to the
strong tide it takes ^ hour to cross.
Charge (carriage and 2 horses), 6s.



ROUTE 62.

Dingwall to Strome Ferry and

Skye, by Stratlipeffer, Garve,

Achnasheen, and Loch Carron

[Skye Railway].

53 m. 2 trains daily in less than
3 hrs. — a single line, constructed
1870 — greatly facilitates access to
the beautiful sea-lochs of Ross and
Sutherland — also to the Island of
Skye. At

Dingwall Junct. Stat, {sec Rte.
65), this Rally, turns 1. out of that
to Lairg and Golspie, and begins to
ascend. 1. rises the ridge of Druim
Chat (the Cat's Back), separating
{Scotland. '\



Stratlipeffer from Strathconan, and
the large and very perfect Vitrified
Fort oi Knockfa,rrel ; rt. are the woods
of Tulloch (D. Davidson, Esq.),
36,100 acres.

A long and steep incline carries
the train up to

5| m. Stratlipeffer Stat., at a con-
siderable height above the Wells,
and about 2 m. distant from them,
whereas the carriage - road thither
from Dingwall is only 5 m,

{Inns : The Old Spa Hotel ; Strath-
pefier Hotel, near the Wells and the
Stat.) A watering-place of some
local repute, not very lively, but is
improving. It has pleasant walks
around the Wells, and many large
houses, in a well-cultivated valley ;
belonging to the Duchess of Suther-
land (Countess of Cromartie),

Strathpeffer is resorted to for its
mineral waters, .strongly impreg-
nated with sulphuretted hydrogen
gas — far more so than those of Har-
rogate, containing, in addition, some
saline ingredients which add much
to their medicinal properties.

The neighbourhood is sufficiently
interesting to make it convenient
headquarters from which to explore
Ben Wyvis, Strathgarve, or Strath-
conan.

Omnibus to Dingwall — also to
the Stat, to meet every train on the
Skye Rly.

a. The chief Excicrsion (10 m. walk)
is to the summit of Ben Wyvis
(Ben Uaish, Mountain of awe),
which rises to the height of 3426 ft.,
though from its enormous bulk it
does not seem so lofty. It is held
from the Crown by the tenure ol
producing a snowball from its ravines
on any day of the year — no very
difficult task. " On the ascent, the
pedestrian will be annoyed at the
immense extent of mossy broken
ground at the base ; but after passing
the first snow-wreaths in xVulteunire,
which we recommend as the easiest
track, he will find the whole upper
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402



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Sect. VI.



acclivities deeply covered with a fine
elastic moss, and from the corrie on
the top he may approach and look
down the clitis of Corie-na-Feol or
the Flesh Corrie. Ben Wyvis is
composed of slaty gneiss, with num-
erous large veins of hornblende and
granite, and intermixed with garnets.
To the botanist this mountain is
chiefly interesting for the earlier
spring flowers, such as Saxifraga
oppositifolia, Arbutus alpina. Azalea
procumbeqs, Betula nana, etc., and
for its mosses, and as a habitat for
the scarce grass, Alopecurus alpinus."

b. The Falls of Bogie, formed by
the river that issues from Loch Garve,
in a fine birch forest on the estate of
Coul, are picturesque, though of no
great volume — a drive of 5 m. Kear
them is the Inn of Contin.

Strathpefler was the scene of a
bloody fight between the M 'Donalds
and M'Kenzies, and subsequently
between the latter and the Monroes,
in both of which the M 'Kenzies were
victorious. Near the pump-room a
stone pillar, with a rude sculpture of
an eagle, marks the spot where the
tide of battle turned, and the Mon-
roes fled.

To the 1. of the road to Dingwall
is the old ivy-covered Castle Leod, a
baronial mansion of the Duchess of
Sutherland, with pretty grounds ;
open to the public at times.

Distances. — Dingwall, 5 m. ; Garve,
8 ; Loch Acheltie, 3 ; Rogie Falls, 5 m.

The rl}'-. continues to ascend the
valley of the Pefl"ery, and traverses
the ravine of Craig-na-Fidach — the
Raven's Rock. The line here is blasted
through slate and gneiss rocks, and
emerges upon the wooded district of
Rogie (Sir Arthur Mackenzie of
Coul). N. rises Ben Wyvis. Along
the shore of Loch Garve, If m. long,
near which is Strathgarve, Mr. Han-
bury's shooting-lodge, backed by
woods, the rly. reaches

12 m. Garve Stat., a small hamlet



on a pretty green plain, with a
tolerable Highland Inn, where a
horse and gig may be hired.

From this a road to Loch Broom
and Ullapool— 28 m. (Rte. 66).

After 3 intervening dreary miles
of moorland and stones, we rush into
scenery afl"ording an agi^eeable con-
trast ; a wood of birch and larch
is traversed, on the shores of the
crescent-shaped Loch Luichart, of
which pleasing but partial glimpses
are seen through the branches 1. It
is 7 m. long, but the rly. touches
merely its upper extremity, and
passes swiftly rt. the Italian villa
and grounds of Kinloch Luichart
(Dowager Lady Ashburton, who has
a private stat. on the rly. and an
estate of 8500 xn,cres.)

A lattice girder bridge carries the
line over the stream pouring out of
Loch Fannich — first skirting the
margin and then cutting through
the midst of Loch CuUen to

21 5^ m-. Auclienault Stat., and Inn
at the foot of Ben Eigen N., and at
the entrance of the monotonous green
valley of Strathbran, over which
ScuirvulUn towers on the S. with its
3 peaks, dividing Strathconan from
Strathbran. The shooting-lodge of
Mr. Prout is passed.

27 1 m. Achimshcen Stat. {Inn at
Siftt. good ; horses and cars here).

From this the interesting Excur-
sions to Loch Maree, Gairloch, and
Loch Torridon (Rte. 63) are made.
Coach daily in summer to Loch
Maree and Gairloch.

Leaving behind Achnasheen, the
train passes rt. Loch Ledgowan (on
the N. shore of which is a shooting-
lodge of Alex. Matheson, Esq.), and
attains the summit-level, 634 ft.
above the two seas. The small and
melancholy Loch Scaven sends its
waters W. into Loch Carron. rt. is
seen Glencarron, purchased in 1874
by Sir Ivor Guest, Bart., with the



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403



small (leer forest attached, for
£50,000. Sir Ivor owns 33,900
acres in Ross.

Auchnashellacli Stat, overlooks
the handsome shooting-lodge and
grounds of Sir Ivor Guest, Bart. A
path over the mountain N. leads to
Kinlochewe and Loch Maree (Rte.
63).

The freshwater Loch Doule is
quickly passed.

45 1 m. Strathcarron Stat. {Inn,
small hut very good ; furnishes
horses and carriages), at the E. ex-
tremity of the grand sea-loch Carron,
of which a fine view* opens as far as
Strome Ferry, the mountains of Skye
rising in the far distance to the W.

There is a road from this to Loch
Carron, or Jeantoicn, 4 m. , a village
on the N. shore of the Loch {Inn,
clean and moderate), whence Ex-
cursions may be made to Shieldag,
16 m.. Loch Torridon and Apple-
cross, 20 m. (Rte. 63).

The course followed by the rly.
along the S. -shore of Loch Carron
is the most picturesque and interest-
ing of the whole route ; very wdnd-
ing, following the ins and outs of
the rocks, which frequently descend
vertically into the sea, in rapid curves
and some cuttings. It is carried
only a few feet above the level of
high tides, and the depth in many
places is very great.

53 m. Strome Ferry Terminus, close
to Avliich is the Stat. Inn : or Ach-
more Hotel, commanding fine view,
near the landing-pier.

Steamer to Skye and Portree^ 30 m.
(see Rte. 56) daily.

On the opposite side of the loch,
here crossed by a ferry | m. wide, is
the Strome Inn.

4 m. W. on the shore of outer Loch
Carron rises Duncraig Castle, the
modern seat of Alex. Matheson, Esq.,
in a lovely situation, and beyond, to
the W., is the village of Plockton.

Instead of taking the steamer from
Strome Ferry to Portree, the tra-



veller bound for Skye may go by
land to Balmacarra, crossing the
hills behind Strome, up the glen of
Achmore, a bleak drive, until the
heights are leached, which command
a view of Loch Alsh, of the grand
mountains of Glenelg S. of it, and
of the Coollin range in Skj^e to the
W., a glorious prospect. Passing
the small lake and manse of Loch
Alsh, we reach

12 m. Balmacarra {Inn, comfort-
able ; finely placed), a hamlet of
scattered houses, the property of
Alex. Matheson, Esq., opposite the
ferry of Kyle Akin in Skye (Rte.
58). He owns 220,483 acres in
Ross-shii'e.



ROUTE 63.

Achnasheen to Loch Maree
and Gairloch, to Loch. Torri-
don, Shieldag, and Applecross.
Shieldag to Loch Carron.

28 m. to Gairloch. From Auch-
nasheen a Coach daily in connection
with the 10.45 a.m. train from Ding-
wall, returning for afternoon train,
fares between Achnasheen and Gair-
loch, 7s. 6d.; to Poolewe, 8s. 6d.,—
in summer, by Kinlochewe and
the W. shore of Loch Maree. Loch
Maree is seen to most advantage
from this approach.

This is one of the most beautiful
and perhaps the least known Excur-
sions in Scotland, embracing the finest
scenery in Ross-shire.

Achnasheen Stat., on the Skye
and Dingwall Rly. , is provided with
a very fair Inn (Rte. 62), which will
furnish cars and waggonettes. The
road thence I'uns N. W. alongside of
Loch Roshk, a long melancholy lake,
with bare treeless sides. At the
foot of the lake, near Achnasheen,
the geologist wall observe interesting
examples of glacier moraine heaps,
through which the river has cut its



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way. At its head, a low watershed
is crossed, and the road thence passes
down the narrow Glen Dochart, at
the end of which is a vista of Loch
Maree, which suddenly comes into
view, flanked on the E. by the grand
mass of Ben Slioch, and intersected
by promontories, which in the per-
spective project beyond one another,
till in the distance they seem to
meet.

10 m. (from Achnasheen) is

Kinlochcwe. {Inn, comfortable,
but small.) Kinlochewe is a scat-
tered hamlet, with a large shooting-
lodge, 2 m. from the head of Loch
Maree, near the junction of three
streams from Glen Dochart on the
S., Glen Logan on theE., and Glen-
garry (up which runs the road to
Loch Torridon) on the S.W. The
scenery around is grand, the white
peak of Ben Eay overhangs it, and the
river, fringed with birch and alder,
adds a charm to the landscape. A
Free Kirk was built here 1875.

Excursions can be made by boat
on the lake, or by road to Talladale



Online LibraryJohn Murray (Firm)Handbook for travellers in Scotland → online text (page 62 of 73)