Glencoe and Appin
Distance - 220 Miles/354 Kms
Glencoe is known as much for its history as for its scenery and on both counts is one of the most dramatic places in Scotland. Beyond Glencoe is the spectacular scenery of the west coast, with some very fine views of the mountains around the beautiful lochs Linnhe, Creran and Etive. The route begins by heading west, itself a wonderful start to your journey, along firstly the River Tay then along the length of Loch Tay over to the pretty village of Killin with its expansive Falls of Dochart. This is where the west begins and as you travel towards Crianlarich the views start to open up and the landscape begins to feel more bleak and remote.
Going through Tyndrum and Bridge of Orchy (plenty places to stop off here) keep climbing up and enjoying the marvellous scenery when eventually you’ll be brought through the magnificent Glencoe with the epic view of Buchaille Etive Mor, one of Scotland’s most iconic mountains. The route through the glen is one of the most exhilarating in the country with its towering peaks sitting right above your head. Amazing. When you come through the Glen to Ballachullish you’ll drive under the main A82 and head off to the left to explore the Appin coastline with another iconic view of Castle Stalker which sits on its own island just off the coast. Following the coast the route takes you along the south bank of Loch Etive through steep sided mountains until you re-join your outward journey at Tyndrum, and then back to Pitlochry along the way you came.