Glencoe Lochan, Glencoe Village

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Hiking Trail · Wildlife Area
Glencoe Lochan is a tract of forest located just north of Glencoe village in the Scottish Highlands. It was planted in the nineteenth century by Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal, with trees transplanted from the Pacific Northwest of Canada.

After acquiring the Glencoe Estate in 1895, 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, 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 and fishing for brown trout is possible with a permit purchased locally.
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  • Really a lovely gentle stroll around a beautiful lake with breathtaking views. It was raining while we were there but still very beautiful.  more »
  • 3 different trails available. Easy, Mid and Hard. Family friendly. Lovely views. Lots of parking. And trails marked out with colours.  more »

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