When you're traveling through the Scottish Highlands it's easy to stumble across a meadow with these typical cows. These cows have long, red fur. They're called Longhom cows. They are raised primarily for their meat which is great (I tell you from own experience). They teach you that we are found on the Isle of Skye, although it is difficult to find anywhere in the Highlands.
All aboard, Harry Potters fans, to the Hogwarts Express! "The Jacobite" is an excellent steam train ride that can take you to Fort William to Mallaig. The route consists of 42 miles of spectacular views over lakes, mountains and meadows. It's unreal! Ben Nevis, climb the mountains around Glenfinnan and reach the shores of the sea to the Hebridean islands. Enjoy from your comfortable seat the beauty and history of the West Highlands. This train passes through the famous bridge of Harry Potter movies, the Glenfinnan Viaduct.
One of the misconceptions about Ben Nevis is that it is a single mountain or summit. In fact, the name is given to both a mountain range and its highest peak, which is also the highest point in the UK. There are many routes to discover in this range, and one of the easiest is Sgurr Finnisg-Aig. It is over 600 meters high, but at the base we are already about 400 meters above sea level. It takes about an hour to reach the top, where there are breathtaking views of the valley where the town of Fort William sits, and the mountains leading north towards Loch Ness. The climb is not difficult, except in winter, when you'll need crampons and an ice axe. A good choice for lovers of hiking and mountaineering.
This beach is adjacent to Fort William, following Dr. Erracht Street. As well as a stranded boat, you'll find mussels, sea gulls and plenty more examples of marine wildlife in this small ecosystem. At low tide you can walk on the muddy sand.
Neptune's Staircase is a system of 8 locks on the Caledonian canal, allowing ships to travel from the river to Loch Linnhe. 440 meters long, it is the longest system of locks in Britain. It was built between 1803 and 1822 by Thomas Telford, and takes about 90 minutes to travel by boat. Definitely a work of peculiar engineering, and interesting to see boats cross it.