A82 to Glencoe - Lochs and Mountains
One summer afternoon the UD team were leading a group through the Scottish Highlands on a route we know well. That evening we sat down with the guests and couldn’t help but notice the buzz of excitement over dinner. Chatting away long into the evening we soon realised this drive had earnt itself a place on the Greatest Driving Roads app.
Sweeping corners and long ascents flanking Loch Lomond are interspersed by the occasional tight turn giving little indication of what is to come. Here, motorhomes and tourists may well prove the greatest challenge. The landscape soon becomes the main focus as the road delves further into the mountains and the tarmac stretches out through some impressive terrain.
In the northern reaches of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park it is possible to combine the beauty of the natural world with a break from driving – the Falls of Falloch is one of many picturesque waterfalls and an opportunity to picnic on any local delights collected from the villages and artisan producers in the area. A wise time to recuperate as the next stage of the A82 favours those who appreciate the thrill of the drive.
Tighter corners, mountains rise up on both sides and the road continues to reward the driver. As you approach the end of this route be sure to check out The Meeting of the Three Waters waterfall. Located close to Glen Coe, an area frequented by hikers and skiers. The water that forms the waterfall itself is an amalgamation from three different sources which combine to flow into Loch Achtriochtan to the west. A stunning sight and the perfect opportunity to take a break from being behind the wheel and stretch the legs in beautiful mountain surroundings. Be sure to work up an appetite for arrival into the town of Glencoe which offers a wide range of dining and accommodation options.