I often study the map to look for an interesting route or somewhere I've never been and found Loch Arkaig. It's located north of Fort William in the West Highlands. A bit off the beaten track it has a single track road along its north shore. The road is a dead end so I expected it to be quiet. I tend to avoid this area in high summer because its usually clogged with tourists (though I suppose that's what I am)
I wasn't expecting too much but found some superb Highland scenery. And quiet it was. In an hour and I half I met two other vehicles. Very unusual in our crowded island.
|The road marked in red|
|Just before the loch is a waterfall called Eas Chia-aig|
|The road ends at this gate|
The loch is said to be the hiding place for a stash of gold provided by the Spanish to Bonnie Prince Charlie.
Legend is that the loch is home to mythical water horses or kelpies