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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  • Our hikes around Glencoe Lochan were one of the highlights of our trip to Scotland. We ended up taking the yellow trail and the red trail (all three trails are well-marked). Three of us (mom and two k...  more »
  • We visited on a very hot day with temperatures around 29degC. Parking was easy and we decided on the short red walk around the Lochan. The views of the surrounding mountains were nice.  more »
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