Day 135 : Corran Ferry – Kingairloch

The Corran ferry saves a significant amount of time and mileage from travelling around the Loch through Fort William. The ferry gives direct access to the areas of Morven, Moidart and Ardnamurchan.

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The eastern side of the loch where the ferry goes from is Nether Lochaber and the western side is Ardour.  The crossing is at the narrowest part of Loch Linnhe with the Corran Lighthouse guarding the opening.

Although my walk does not take me through Fort William, it is the major town on the west coast of the Highlands. It is a popular resort for tourists and hill walkers who come to climb Ben Nevis, for many of them it is the start of the Three peaks challenge.

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Other popular places to visit are Glen Nevis  and for boat lovers, sailing up the Great Glen, Loch Ness and Caledonian Canal to Inverness. It is also a fabulous for touring the Highlands and the Western Isles.

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Ben Nevis is the highest peak in the whole of the British Isles, the summit is dome shaped old volcano. There is also the ruins of an observatory up there which was staffed up until 1994 which the meteorological office used to collect data.

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I leave the ferry at Ardgour and follow the road past the lighthouse and Sallachan Point. where there is also a lovely beach. I have splendid views of the Ben Nevis range and Glen Coe on the other side of the loch.

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I continue on the road and cross the bridge at Glengalmadale. Further up the river a dam has been created to a reservoir which was created to provide freshwater fishing for the Kingairloch estate.