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Sites north of Loch Ness

Discussion in 'Photographic Locations' started by clive bennett, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. clive bennett

    clive bennett Member

    Up to Scotland this Autumn and looking for :Landscape photo locations north of Loch Ness , know of Glen Affric but not much else Any good castles? Views Please
  2. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    If you get up to Skye, and feel lazy, stop off at Kilt Rock and walk from the car to the fence, look left and the waterfall plunges 60m straight down to the sea.

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  3. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    The Black Isle might be nice in autumn as there are at least trees.... That's as far as I've been though. I'd hope there is more spectacular stuff around otherwise it's mostly pretty flat and bleak with the occasional nice beach.
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  4. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Go West, then North or South - both are beautiful. North of Ullapool then strike off to the Coigach peninsula, or keep going. You'll stop a lot for the views!

    Or you could take a trip to the Summer Isles.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2017
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  5. Fishboy

    Fishboy Well-Known Member

    I was told that Scotland offers a warm welcome to tourists...I didn't realise quite how warm.

    Cheers, Jeff
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  6. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Only if you upset us! Haha!
    I'll have you know I had two generations resident there, including my grandmother, so you'd better behave.
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  7. daft_biker

    daft_biker Action Man!

    There is a wee place called Balnain just to the west of Loch Ness where the locals seem to be absolute lunatics on bikes and have balls of steel. Been a while since I've been but I doubt they've found much else to do so hopefully there is still much craziness and honing of skills going on in that forest.
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  8. Bandersnatch

    Bandersnatch Member

    I think you'd be completely spoilt for choice. Lochcarron, Torridon, Gairloch, to name but a few.
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  9. clive bennett

    clive bennett Member

    Thank you so much will look them up and visit
  10. lisadb

    lisadb Well-Known Member

    The area around Torridon is magnificent and very varied. You could stay there for weeks and not get bored. :)
  11. PhotoEcosse

    PhotoEcosse Well-Known Member

    The Kyle of Tongue and Ben Loyal area is worth a visit.
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  12. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    If you are fit, have a good head for height and don't mind some personnal risk, then I suggest a traverse of Liathach. Am Fasarinen Pinnacles are about as challenging a scramble as bold and experienced hillwalkers will attempt. The exposure is thrilling. A bit further North there is An Teallach. More people die falling off An Teallach than falling of Liathach. Both these very rewarding traverses are best done by people who find scrambles like the Lake District's Jack's Rake somewhat tame.
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  13. clive bennett

    clive bennett Member

    If only I were 20 years younger sounds a great scramble, but too much for me
  14. Bandersnatch

    Bandersnatch Member

    I must recommend Gairloch. I think you'll like it. Image shot with a Praktica MTL50 35mm SLR. 50mm standard lens with polarizing filter. The film was Fujichrome RD 100.
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  15. clive bennett

    clive bennett Member

    will definitely try this, scenery fabulous and great weather as well!
  16. Bandersnatch

    Bandersnatch Member

    If you're visiting Gairloch, wait until you get the evening light. You should get some striking images. Photograph taken with a tripod-mounted Praktica B100. Lens 28mm. Aperture f32. Speed 1/2 sec. Cable release used. Film Konica SR-G 100.

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  17. Catriona

    Catriona Well-Known Member

    Lovely colour around in Autumn. Here are some views from Polbain, North of Ullapool.
    Even the road from Inverness to Ullapool has its attractions.
    polbain 3 ap.jpg polbain view South ap.jpg road to ullapool ap.jpg

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