Photo By Peter Watts
Loch Carron Viewpoint On A890
 

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Loch Carron Viewpoint On A890 - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

This lookout is near the southern end of Loch Carron. To get this panoramic photograph involved balancing the tripod on a table so as to get above the trees in the foreground. Never something you notice when there in person, but they area actually quite obtrusive on camera. Oh yes, and, of course, it was raining again.

Loch Carron Viewpoint On A890 - FURTHER INFORMATION

Loch Carron Viewpoint On A890 - Scottish Highlands visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Loch Carron Viewpoint On A890' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Highland.

Panorama of Loch Carron in the Highlands of Scotland taken from the lookout on the A890 near to Srtomeferry. Loch Carron is a sea loch which is about 30 miles long. The River Carron feeds into the northern end of the loch near Strathcarron after flowing down Glen Carron (an 18 mile long glen that ends at Achnasheen). At the southern end the loch opens up to join the Inner Sound. Loch Carron is popular for water sports such as fishing and sea kyacking. In this panoramic photograph you can see over the loch to Strome and all the way down to the northern end.

Being so long there are a number of villages and hamlets located along the loch, and some of these may offer accommodation, either hotels, cottages of B&B style. At the northern end of Loch Carron are both Strathcarron, Achintee and New Kelso. Further south is Stromeferry (no ferry) which used to have a ferry service over to Stromemore and Strome Castle on the other side of the loch. All these lie on the route of the A890 as it runs along the loch. At Stromeferry the road turns inland and heads to Loch Alsh and Kyle of Lochalsh.

On the eastern side of Loch Carron is a village by the same name, Lochcarron, which stretches out for a mile along the banks of the loch along the A896. Finally the small port of Plockton lies on the southern side of the loch near to where it joins the Inner Sound. The railway from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh runs along the western shore of the loch and through Plockton.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

This lookout point on Loch Carron is on the A890 near to the southern end.



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