NN2595 : Meall na Dearcaig and the Great Glen

taken 13 years ago, near to Kilfinnan, Highland, Great Britain

Meall na Dearcaig and the Great Glen.
Meall na Dearcaig and the Great Glen.
Near the rocky summit of Meall na Dearcaig, looking at the Great Glen stretching away to the north east with Loch Oich and Loch Ness in the glen floor. The snowy Monadhliath rises on the SE side of this mighty fault line that tears Scotland (and NW Ireland) apart. From Donegal to the Moray Firth, rocks that were once contiguous have been shifted 60 miles apart. Why and how?
The near sea level traverse of the Highlands has been utilised for transport, but with difficulty. The railway failed and only got as far as Fort Augustus before serial bankruptcy, before that a canal was built,late and over budget. The Caledonian Canal is still used, linking the east and west coasts via Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy.
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Saturday, 21 January, 2006   (more nearby)
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WGS84: 57:1.0026N 4:52.3534W
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