NH1505 : The "Road to the Isles" - Cluanie Inn to Loch Loyne

taken 9 years ago, 4 km from Tomdoun, Highland, Great Britain

The "Road to the Isles" - Cluanie Inn to Loch Loyne
The "Road to the Isles" - Cluanie Inn to Loch Loyne
Elevation 784ft

The public road network in the West of Scotland was not developed to its current standard until relatively recent times. Many roads used to be improvements on former drovers tracks, and narrow, twisting and steep as they crossed mountain passes.

One famous old road was the "Road to the Isles", a segment of which ran from the current-day Tomdoun Sporting Lodge Hotel north-west past Cluanie Lodge to Cluanie Inn.

The story of the "Road to the Isles" or "The Roof of the Highlands" was covered by Nicholas Crane ("Mapman") in one of his 2007 BBC 2 TV series "Great British Journeys" about the writings of early travellers, in this case H.V. Morton's tours of Scotland in 1929-33 in a Bullnose Morris car.
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NH1505, 2 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 8 September, 2008   (more nearby)
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Friday, 19 September, 2008
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Track > Track   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 15049 05052 [1m precision]
WGS84: 57:5.9489N 5:3.2895W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NH 15049 05052
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