Prints of Glen Garry & Knoydart
Gallery Quality Panoramic and Landscape Prints
This collection of prints of Glen Garry is intended to cover a very large area which extends into neighbouring Glen Quoich and the mountains of Knoydart. The mountains numerous, the geography complex, photographic objectives remote and access lengthy. To complicate matters even further the weather can be extremely unreliable and good photographic opprtunities rare.
Knoydart is legendary amongst climbers and walkers for its inaccessibility and wild grandeur and the Glens of Garry and Loyne, along with their southerly neighbours Glen Kingie and Glen Dessary, not only host several of its most easterly Munros but also provide the best mainland access into this great wilderness.
Glen Garry’s most notable feature is its freshwater loch, fed by waters from the dammed Loch Quoich upstream and draining into Loch Oich in the Great Glen just five kilometers downstream. Loch Garry is much photographed for its romantic setting and also because a quirk of perspective makes it appear like a map of Scotland; this feature is prominent in several images offered amongst our prints of Glen Garry.
North of Glen Garry is the remote and beautiful Glen Loyne to which it was once connected by road from Tomdoun. This old road was the original ‘Road to the Isles’ and continued over a 1,500ft pass on the shoulder of the peak of Creag a’Mhaim on the eastern end of the South Glen Shiel ridge to reach Cluanie Inn in a further five miles.
Sadly, as was the case with the enlargement of Loch Quoich, many old roads and traditional hill tracks and footpaths were flooded and a newer road was built higher up leaving the loch isolated with its waters taken north as a feeder for Loch Cluanie.