The images on the Breadalbane Gallery page are grouped geographically: Glen Lyon; Glen Lochay; Loch Tay; Glen Dochart and Strath Fillan; Balquidder and Strathyre; Strathearn.

Glen Lyon

We start with the glen said to be the longest and one of the most beautiful in Scotland. From the the headwaters of Loch Lyon on the north slopes of Ben Challum to where the River Lyon enters the Tay is a distance of 32 miles. It is possible to drive all but the uppermost 8 miles of the glen.

The Glen Lyon Munros from above Loch Lyon

The Lawers Range, Meall nan Tarmachan and Meall Ghaordaidh from Beinn Mhanach (953m) above Loch Lyon

 An atmospheric view of Loch Lyon from the east

The Glen Lochay and Bridge of Orchy hills from Stuchd an Lochan (960m) above Loch Lyon 

 

The "Roman" pack-horse bridge in Glen LyonMacGregor's Leap on the River Lyon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pack-horse Bridge, River Lyon           MacGregor's Leap, River Lyon

Glen Lochay

Glen Lochay is a sparsely-populated glen to the south of Glen Lyon.  From the Bridge of Lochay Hotel to its headwaters it has a length of 14 miles.  It is possible to drive the lower 7 miles but the road is single track all the way.

The upper reaches of Glen Lochay

The head of wintry Glen Lochay from the south flank of Meall Ghaordaidh with the conical peaks of Ben Challum (L) and Creag Mhor (R) in the distance.

Loch Tay

Loch Tay is the sixth largest loch in Scotland and has been a focus of human habitation for thousands of years.  It is 14 miles in length and has a pronounced northeast-trending bend between Ardeonaig and Fearnan where the glacier that scoured the loch basin exploited the line of weakness created by the Loch Tay Fault.  At this point the loch has a depth of over 500 feet.

Loch Tay, the Tarmachan Ridge and Ben Lawers

One of the finest views of Loch Tay is from Sròn a Chlachain (521m), the hill above Killin.

The Lawers Range and Loch Tay from Creag Garbh

Excellent views of Loch Tay and the Lawers Range can also be found from Creag Garbh (637m) on the south shore of the loch, opposite Morenish