The Lost Valley and Buachaille Etive Mòr

After spending the day in Fort William, I decided to take my girlfriend to The Lost Valley in Glencoe. The lost Valley is situated between Gearr Aonach and Beinn Fhada, and is said to be where the MacDOnalds of Glencoe hid their rustled cattle (and no doubt where some of them hid from the Campbell’s during the massacre of Glencoe in February 1692).

The walk is fairly straight forward; it includes an ascent of 335 meters and only takes a couple of hours to complete (return journey). We parked at the first Three Sisters Car park which has to have the best view of any car park in Glencoe. (a view which I didn’t get a photo of this time around!). We ascended between the masses of Gearr Aonach and Beinn Fhada and after a short time we arrived at The Lost Valley. The weather was heavily overcast for all of the trip so I didn’t get any photographs which I think are worth sharing.

On the way back home, I decided to stop on the A82 near to Buachaille Etive Mòr. It was cold, grey but it was typical Glencoe. Most of the time I try and shoot at sunrise and sunset, because that is when the light is the most pleasing. But this time, I thought it would be nice to have a photo conveying how the mountain looks 90% of the time. So here it is, Buachaille Etive Mòr in early spring on an average Scottish day.

Buachaille Etive Mòr.

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