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Glencoe Lochan, Glencoe Village

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Glencoe Lochan is a tract of forest located just north of Glencoe village in the Scottish Highlands. It was planted/transplanted from the Pacific Northwest of Canada in the nineteenth century by Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal.After acquiring the Glencoe Estate in 1895, Donald Alexander Smith and his wife, Isabella Sophia Hardisty, moved from Canada to Scotland. Soon after their arrival, Isabella became increasingly homesick for her ancestral lands in Canada. In an attempt to abate his wife's depression, Donald Alexander Smith had this forest painstakingly planted, and granted it to her as a private refuge. The lochan is currently under the care of the Forestry Commission, there are trails around it, parking and fishing for brown trout is possible with a permit purchased locally.
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  • Loved Glencoe Lochan, visited twice during our stay in Glencoe. Lovely walks - different routes, all great depending on time and fitness. Our dogs loved it.  more »
  • The Lochan is a fabulous place for a walk. You can make it shorter or longer as you wish and there are fabulous photograph opportunities. The water lily's weren't out but I imagine they would be a pic...  more »
  • We done a driving tour around Scotland partly going through Glencoe, we entered the area in bright day light, drove through Glencoe in a snow storm and come out the other side in bright sun shine, abs...  more »

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