Many of you will have watched the Adventure Show Special programmes, Roads Less Travelled: The West Highlands, presented by Cameron McNeish. The programmes are currently still available on the BBC iplayer.
This second of our galleries for the programmes features locations seen in the second episode. You can see the locations for the first episode on this link.
Aird of Sleat, Isle of Skye
Kylerhea – Glenelg ferry
Cameron took his campervan back to the mainland by using the tiny Glenachulish turntable ferry across the narrows of Kylerhea. The jetty is the start point for a grand walk on the Kintail side, around Ardintoul Point, whilst the Skye side of the ferry is near the entrance to the Kylerhea Otter Haven.
Bealach na Sgairne, Kintail
Cameron met up with Kintail NTS Ranger Willie Fraser for a walk from Morvich up to the dramatic and narrow pass of the Bealach na Sgairne.
It was back to the packraft for a visit to Loch Maree, renowned as being amongst Scotland’s most beautiful lochs. Cameron visited the intriguing Isle Maree (see David Lintern’s recent article); landlubbers may have to make do with a walk around the Woodland Trail on the shores, or the through walk from Tollie to Slattadale.
Craig from Diabaig, near Torridon
The visit to Torridon began from the picturesque hamlet of Diabaig, and followed the coastal path to the former youth hostel at Craig, which is now a bothy. Cameron was accompanied by Lord Chris Smith who was once the warden at the hostel. The walk can be continued through to Red Point.
Melvaig Peninsula, near Gairloch
Cameron joined up with a local Gaelic scholar to learn about placenames on a visit to the Melvaig Peninsula and Rubha (Rua) Reidh.
Gruinard Bay and Island
Travelling further round the coast Cameron reached Gruinard and its beautiful bay, looking across to the island which was deliberately contaminated by anthrax and only recently cleaned up.