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Glencoe Lochan, Glencoe Village

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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4.9/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a must visit place and if you have a reasonable level of fitness there are three excellent walks to try. The flattest takes you round the Lochan and has stunning views of the surrounding mount...  read more »
  • We walked up from the village on a nice day and did most of the marked trails. It was nice to be among trees after the broad views offered elsewhere. The small lake is particularly beautiful and peace...  read more »
  • Glencoe Lochan is a lovely walk and suitable for those that are not so fit and equally enjoyable for anyone. After an initial incline, the rest of the walk is easy and on a level path although there a...  read more »
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