Glencoe Lochan, Glencoe Village

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Glencoe Lochan is a tract of forest located just north of Glencoe village in the Scottish Highlands. It was planted/transplanted from the Pacific Northwest of Canada in the nineteenth century by Donald Alexander Smith, 1st Baron Strathcona and Mount Royal.
After acquiring the Glencoe Estate in 1895, Donald Alexander Smith and his wife, Isabella Sophia Hardisty, moved from Canada to Scotland. Soon after their arrival, Isabella became increasingly homesick for her ancestral lands in Canada. In an attempt to abate his wife's depression, Donald Alexander Smith had this forest painstakingly planted, and granted it to her as a private refuge. The lochan is currently under the care of the Forestry Commission, there are trails around it, parking and fishing for brown trout is possible with a permit purchased locally.
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  • On the day we walked the trails we were the only ones there and it was so very calming and serene. The three paths are color coded and very easy even for young children or those with some disabilities...  more »
  • Man can hike nicely around the lake, currently one should note that work is being done on this. Therefore, there is less water in the lake and it doesn't look quite so beautiful, but the view around it is very nice.
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