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Glencoe - the heart of Scotland
Glen Coe (Scotland)
Member Name: Scotty9
Glen Coe (Scotland)
Advantages: Lovely area
Disadvantages: Wild in bad weather!
Glencoe is certainly one of my favourite places in Scotland for a number of reasons. Well not actually the town Glencoe but the actual glen and Rannoch Moor. Better get on with my reasoning!
The A82 is one of the nicest roads to drive along, not only is the scenery great come snow or sunshine but it's such a fun driving road. Not that I recommend speeding of course. In the summer time you have a wealth of activities open to you, you have endless options of hill walking. It's a mountainous region... but I imagine that Meall a Bhuiridh is likely the most popular amongst walkers/hikers. If you are into fishing then the numerous lochs on Rannoch Moor provide fantastic sport to the fly fisherman, lots of wil brown trout and even the prospect of artic char, the fishing is free too!
Come winter and Glencoe transforms into a winter wonderland. The ski resort opens, people flock to ski the fine slopes of Meall a Bhuiridh, climbers come for ice climbing and the scenery is spectacular when covered in snow. Be warned though, it is a dangerous place in the winter and lives are lost every year due to avalanches, take care if you are out and at least know what the dangers to look out for are.
All of this, and you're only an hour and a half, probably less, from Glasgow. I certainly know the wonders of this magical place but do you? Do a bit of travelling and see for your self this fine Glen in the heart of Scotland. There's plenty of laybys along the A82 for you to stop and take it all in. Also the chance of seeing some fine wild stag.
Summary: A lovely place in the heart of Scotland