Knoydart Snow Clouds
Snow clouds gather over the Knoydart peaks of Spidean Mialach and Gleouraich rising above Loch Loyne.
Image Size : 840 x 280 mm
Print Size : 960 x 406 mm
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.
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.
I captured this view of the lonely Glen Loyne and the ice covered Loch Loyne in late December after a period of heavy snowfall. The peaks to the left of shot form part of the mountains of the East Glenquoich Forest, namely Spidean Mialach and Gleouraich; to the right are Creag a'Mhaim and Druim Shionnaich, the most easterly peaks of the South Glen Shiel ridge.