Just a short drive from Fort William lies Glen Coe – one of the most scenic glens in the Highlands but with one of the bloodiest past. The village Glencoe is situated on the site of the of the Massacre of Glencoe in 1692 when 38 members of the Clan MacDonald of Glencoe were killed on behalf of King William III.
I only went through the village to reach Glencoe Lochan, a little lake and forest, which was plantedfrom the Pacific Northwest of Canada in the 19th century.
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. (Wikipedia)
After my walk around this little lake, I continued to Steal Falls along the very scenic route around Loch Leven.