Sun around the Scottish Highlands

Already in spring this year there has been some good days with the weather so I took advantage of the ‘good’ weather for photography.  So in the post we start off in the coastal town of Mallaig looking towards the Isle of Skye:

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The picture above was taken shortly before we started driving back towards Fort William and eventually on to Glasgow.

Having left at roughly the same time as the train we thought to try and get it at a scenic place on the West Highland Line, so here is the ScotRail train leaving Arisaig heading towards Fort William with the hills in the background:

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The next stopping point was at Corpach where the Caledonian Canal meets Loch Linnhe, this photograph taken looks over to Fort William and Ben Nevis:

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After leaving Fort William for Glasgow we head through Glencoe it meant another photo stop as the sun started to set:

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Having good weather for a visit to the Scottish Highlands seems pretty good but luckily on another trip there was some more good weather.  Unfortunately I only took the one picture on this particular occasion.  Here the sun is seen over Loch Rannoch:

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Hopefully the summer will have some good weather so I can travel further round the Scottish Highlands for some more scenic shots from round the country.

Drive round the Campsies

A short trip driving round the Campsie Hills and Carron Valley on a sunny Friday afternoon between the town of Kilsyth and Campsie Glen via Carron Bridge.

First picture is from ‘Tak Ma Doon Road’ between Kilsyth and Carron Bridge:

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With snow still on the ground from earlier in the week it added some variety to some of the pictures I was expecting to get.

Shortly after I passed the Carron Valley Reservoir.  First picture is of the water flowing down from the damn with a snow covered Meikle Bin in the background and the second picture is just a general view from the top of the damn across the reservoir:

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A quick drive further along the road beyond the Reservoir  we reach the next stopping point at the ‘Loup of Fintry’ on the Endrick Water.  A short walk after parking the car I reached the waterfall with a big drop and a scenic background:

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Now starting to head back towards ‘civilisation’ we get to the ‘Car Park in the Sky’ near Lennoxtown.  There were good views looking towards Glasgow & Cumbernauld but unfortunately no pictures due to the positioning of the sun but I went a short walk a found some waterfalls:

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So after a short break I went to my last location of the day, Campsie Glen for more waterfall photography, only took a few pictures due to time limitations but there was plenty of different shots that I could have took:

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Overall it was an enjoyable and scenic drive with plenty of photographic opportunities.

 

Higher quality pictures from the trip can be found here on my Flickr & Facebook.