You get some spectacular views when driving through Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands.
The majestic peaks of Glencoe
The cloud at the top of this mountain made it look like a smoking volcano
We wanted to stop for a walk and a coffee from our flask. We knew that we were near the Glen Coe Visitor Centre, but saw a sign for Signal Rock and the An Torr paths and thought we’d try that. It was a good decision, as it’s described as one of the few low-level walks in Glen Coe; I’d never make it up a mountain. There’s plenty of free parking and a map of the various trails.
Information board map at the car park
Looking toward Bidean nam Bian
The first section of the walk to the footbridge over the River Coe is tarmaced.
Footbridge over the River Coe
We took the path to An Torr. It was a gradual ascent on a reasonable path.
An Toor sign with cairn on top
We saw a deer grazing from the path to An Torr. It appeared to be aware of our presence was not deterred from munching.
Deer seen from path to An Torr
As there was some drizzle, a.k.a Scotch Mist, we put down our tartan rug on the rocks at An Torr for a dry seat to drink our coffee.
Me at An Torr in Glencoe
There’s also a path up to Signal Rock, which is said to be the spot from which the signal to embark on the Glencoe Massacre was given to the Campbells.
One of the best walks around Santander is from the western end of Santander prom to the Faro de Cabo Mayer and Playa de Matalenas.
Information board at the start of the walk
The start of the path isn’t that obvious. At the roundabout where Calle Dr Maranon and Calle Manuel Garcia Lago meet, you’ll see a row of shops and a cafe with seating behind a hedge. The path starts to the right of the cafe seating.
Â Location of the start of the walk
Looking back to Santander and Sardinero Beach
Lynachlaggan Trail is one of the walks in the Insh Marshes Reserve near Aviemore maintained by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. There’s a layby with parking for three cars opposite the entrance to the trail.
Map of Lynachlaggan Trail
The trail is a 1.5 miles long with some rough ground and slopes. The worst parts of the marsh have wooden walkways. It’d been dry for weeks when we visited in July 2013, so I was able to do the walk in trekking sandals, but wellies or hill walking boots would be advisable for most of the year.
Hare’s Tail Cotton Grass meadow on Lynachlaggan Trail
We walked around the whole loop in a clockwise direction, there is a slightly shorter loop, and only spotted one picnic bench on the northern stretch of the trail.
Me on the picnic bench
We really enjoyed walking around the Lynachlaggan Trail and were glad that we’d taken the B970 detour off the A9.
Part of the North Sea Trail south of Eyemouth has now been christened the Alexander Dow Walk in honour of the historian who worked at Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth. Dow wrote the first English versions history of India in the 18th century.. The Alexander Dow Walk is one of the five Border Brains Walks in Berwickshire.
Alexander Dow WalkÂ post
Looking down to one of the inlets
The cloud formation made it look as though there was a dark band along the horizon.
Looking towards Eyemouth Golf Club & St Abb’s Head
The rocky coast
Dark strip on the horizon
Directions sign on Alexander Dow walk
Looking towards Burnmouth
Close up of Burnmouth
We headed back to Eyemouth on a circular route through Rosehip Alley.
An abundance of rosehips in flower at the side of the path
Close up of rosehip flowers
I hope that you’ve enjoyed my photo tour of the Alexander Dow Walk.