The scenic drives in Scotland were without doubt my favourite part of the country. The drive from Loch Ness to Isle of Skye was one that I will always remember, mainly for the endless snow capped mountains. I did this drive and was overwhelmed by how different it looked in snowy weather, misty weather and then bright sun and blue sky, the difference was remarkable. Also it’s a good thing there are so many stopping bays as I used them constantly because the views were too good to pass by and not take it all in and take photos.
Our first stop on the drive from Loch Ness to Isle of Skye was not far from Fort Augustus where we began the trip, we soon were following Loch Garry and within minutes we noticed the reflection in the water from the colourful trees. We stopped immediately and walked down to the bank of the Loch to get some snaps. It was so quiet and peaceful here. The first part of the drive from Loch Ness to Isle of Skye was already great and there was so much more to come.
The next stop on the drive from Loch Ness to Isle of Skye was only half an hour or so along the A87 road, thankfully there are plenty of stops as lots of people had the same idea as us to park up, snap some pictures and stand in amazement at the Scotland scenery. This is the view over Loch Loyne and it was at this point that Scotland is a hell of a lot like New Zealand.
The next stop on the drive from Loch Ness to Isle of Skye was on Loch Duich at Eileen Donan Castle. This castle appears out of nowhere and looms in the distance for some time. When you approach you realise just how beautiful it is. We stopped and took a few snaps and admired the reflections, low cloud and beautiful bridge that led to the castle.
The first sighting of Skye is not long after the castle. I stopped and got this photo of the lovely spring flowers and Skye in the distance.
Once at Skye the scenery is even better. Within half an hour of crossing the bridge into Skye you are graced with this.
The scenic drive didn’t stop there as on the way back from Skye the day was so clear and it was like we were driving on a completely different road. The sky was clear and bright blue, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and it was a gorgeous sunny day.
Have you done the scenic drive from Loch Ness to Isle of Skye?
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