||Langall Cottages are located at
the entrance to Glencoe (The Glen of Weeping), which
undoubtedly contains some of the most impressive scenery in
the Highlands of Scotland. Mountain peaks rise spectacularly
from this magnificent glen where waterfalls tumble and often
tranquil lochs reflect the hills above. Whether you are climbing
or hill walking, taking a more gentle stroll or just driving,
there will be plenty for you here. Below is a brief guide to
what's available, but it is far from exhaustive..
||Loch Leven & Glencoe Hills
||Loch Linnhe & Morvern Hills
Within one hour:
Ardnamurchan & Morvern Peninsulas: Reached
by a quick ferry crossing of the Corran Narrows a short distance
away, these sparsely populated areas have some magnificent scenery
and abundant wildlife. Ardnamurchan Point Lighthouse
- the most westerly on the British Mainland - is a popular attraction.
Glencoe: Spectacular scenery carved out during
the last ice age with walking to suit all abilities - hidden glens,
soaring mountains, misty lochs and winter
skiing. The Lost Valley, Buichille Etive Mor, and Stob Ban are
popular hikes at all times of the year.
Mor: Britain's only cable car will take to effortlessly
to over 2000ft up this mountain to enjoy the walking in the summer,
the skiing in the winter and the views all year 'round.
Climbing walls and the worlds largest indoor ice climbing
wall in all seasons. The Ice factor can be found a short drive away
in Kinlochleven. Courses are available for all abilities.
Loch Leven: Ballachulish sits at the mouth of
this beautiful Loch where wildlife - including otters - abounds.
A whole range of watersports
are available in and around the Loch.
Ben Nevis: Britain's highest mountain, at over
4000ft can be tackled in a day trip from Langall Cottages. For the
less vertically inclined, Glen Nevis, which is
at the foot of the mountain also has some beautiful walks - particularly
the one to Steall Falls.
Glen Nevis & Steall Falls ©
Fort William: Fort William and Lochaber are now
designated the official
outdoor capital of the UK, which speaks for itself.
Steam Train: This train runs the line from Fort William
to Mallaig in the summer months. Recently made even more famous
by the "Hogwarts Express" in the Harry Potter films, this
is a fantastic way to view some beautiful Highland scenery.
Further afield, but all within reach:
Isle of Skye: The famous "misty Isle"
can be easily reached from Ballachulish, but leave yourself plenty
of time to explore!
Isle of Mull: Another beautiful Island, particularly
popular with wildlife watchers due to regular sitings of otters
and sea eagles, amongst others.
Loch Ness from Fort Augustus ©
Loch Ness: Probably the most famous loch in the
world is less than an hour away from Langall Cottages.