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Mallaig, Glenfinnan and Arisaig

Mallaig, Glenfinnan and Arisaig

The Road to the Isles extends northwest from Fort William to end at the fishing port of Mallaig. This is one of Scotland's most scenic routes, with both road and the famous West Highland railway running through a region of rugged grandeur.

The main villages along the way are Glenfinnan where a great monument commemorates Bonnie Prince Charlie's uprising in a setting of incomparable scenic beauty. Further on the great mountains give way to an equally stunning coastline around Arisaig and beyond. The White Sands of Morar featured in the film Local Hero and are yet another draw to this spectacular region.

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AREA SPONSOR: Loch Shiel Cruises

AREA SPONSOR: Loch Shiel Cruises

A wonderful way to explore the secrets of Loch Shiel. Our cruises from Glenfinnan to Acharacle can be used as a way to combine an easy flat walk to/from Polloch on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Our beautiful classic boat can take individuals or groups to/from the jetty at Polloch for a 13 mile one way walk and a cruise through the wilderness in the other direction. We can also pick up walkers/cyclists travelling from Polloch to/from Acharacle as a way to avoid the longer route by road.

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FEATURE: Shells, Sand and Beaches

FEATURE: Shells, Sand and Beaches

Ben Dolphin discovers how the silver sands were formed...

"On one of my days off last week I went to the beach. Thatís not unusual in itself, seeing as I live in Fife. We have 117 miles of coastline right here with glorious sandy beaches and wide open vistas..."

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Walking can be dangerous and is done entirely at your own risk. Information is provided free of charge; it is each walker's responsibility to check it and navigate using a map and compass.