Rannoch Moor ***
Sunset over Loch Ba. Courtesy: Bogdan Nikla
Rannoch Moor is one of the last remaining wildernesses in Europe. It is a stunningly beautiful area stretching far north and west from the main 'hub' Rannoch Station.
It is a vast stretch of gently undulating land composed of blanket bog, lochans, rivers, and rocky outcrops which makes it a very challenging environment which still supports varieties of flora and fauna. A wealth of plants, insect, bird and animal life can be seen here ranging from curlews and grouse to roe and red deer.
The only way to get into the interior of the Moor is by train (Rannoch Station or Corrour Station) or simply on foot (or bike for that matter). Having said that, the train is really a great option. From Glasgow all the way to Fort William (3,45 hours and twice a day) by way of Dumbarton, Arrochar, Crianlarich, Rannoch Station, Corrour, Roybridge, and Spean Bridge. You'll skirt the edges of the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and cut right through the heart of Rannoch Moor.
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