There is a place named Rannoch and another called Tummel in
Canada. Rannoch and Tummel must have some of the very best scenery
you will find anywhere in Scotland. The area has always been quite
remote due to its terrain from early times, protecting it from
the many changes of the modern world. The area boasts some superb
Hotels, Guest Houses and Self Catering properties set in this
special highland landscape.
Loch Rannoch has the popular Clan Trail, commemorating
the clans that once lived here. It is reported that
these clans were amongst the wildest and most unlawful in
Scotland. It was a very difficult area to live, the inhabitants
living in huts with stone walls five feet high, the summers were
short and the soil was not good, often being wet and boggy. Cattle
was the main form of farming. It is quite incredible to learn that
the first school was established here in 1732.
The fabulous Rannoch and Tummel scenery starts with the popular
Queens View, named after King Robert the Bruce's Queen, in the 14th
century. The view is very popular attracting thousands of people
each year. As you travel to Kinloch Rannoch you will see many great
views, starting with those down Loch Tummel, Dunalastair Water to
Schiehallion (the Fairy Mountain), before reaching Loch
Loch Rannoch offers a fabulous circular drive, all the more
enjoyable if you stop at the series of markers, identifying spots
of interest on the Rannoch Clan Trail.
Rannoch Moor lies further west beyond the end of Loch Rannoch,
with the road terminating at Rannoch Station on the west Highland
Line. Rannoch Moor very nearly defeated the builders of this
railway line. Today you can catch trains to Fort William or catch
the sleeper from London to Inverness here.
There is a famous song 'Road to the Isles' written about the
fabulous scenery between Tummel and the Isles.
"Sure by Tummel and Loch Rannoch and Lochaber I will go
By heather tracks wi' heaven in their wiles".
Visit the Rannoch and Tummel Website for more information www.rannochscotland.co.uk