Gabbler from iain marr
BEAULY, UNITED KINGDOM

Power in the glens

A circular tour from The Downright Gabbler in Beauly to Glen Affric, Strathglass, Loch Ness, the Caledonian Canal and the Reelig Glen. This tour can be driven in around 3 hours but if you want to explore the stops, experience the spectacular scenery and enjoy a picnic, it will take you at least 4 hours to fully appreciate what it has to offer. Or it could be turned into a full day tour for those who want to be under no pressure. This is the Highlands, enjoy your time here, don’t rush unless you must. Those of us lucky enough to live here don’t. On your tour we recommend several spots that would be perfect to enjoy a picnic and three places where we recommend you take a short walk to soak up the atmosphere. You can stop to take photographs at plenty of other points. These are fairly quiet roads and you will not be holding anyone up. But please be courteous and let local traffic past.

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The Downright Gabbler, High Street IV4 7BT, Beauly, Inverness, United Kingdom
Power in the glens
  1. Stop one - setting the scene
  2. The Beauly – food, transportation and power
  3. Eilean Aigas
  4. Romance and a little chicanery
  5. Journeying further up the glen
  6. Cannich, the hydro camps and the game of shinty
  7. Tomich - High living and dog breeding
  8. Glen Affric and Plodda Falls
  9. Monuments and mysteries
  10. Drumnadrochit. The village a monster made.
  11. The Clansman Hotel
  12. Heading up the loch to Inverness
  13. The Caledonian Canal – a feat of engineering genius
  14. Improving on nature – The Reelig Glen
  15. The Downright Gabbler