Departing with the Tasmanian focus of this page for a post here, to show a hike I went on with my sister Erica while visiting her in Scotland. We went out to the stunningly impressive Glencoe, and made an attempt at accessing The Lost Valley, which is apparently the valley wherein the Macdonald clan hid their rustled cattle.
We didn’t make it all the way to the “lost” part of this valley due to some very foreboding weather closing in (and even at the the weather’s lightest, this was still a hike in the rain), but even the access ravine is beautiful, winding its way between two of the Three Sisters of Glen Coe.
I’d love to return some day when the valley’s at its greenest, but even in its wintry visage that we saw, this is an intimidating bit of land that deserves some thorough exploration (although, how they ever got cattle up there, I have no idea).
The night before, we also took a much easier walkaround the small but very pretty Glencoe Lochan, a much tamer landscape that was transplanted from Canada in the 18th century to make the estate owner’s wife feel less homesick. It didn’t work, and they ended up moving back to Canada, but the lake they’ve left behind is very picturesque.