See & Do
Lochaber is a nature lovers paradise with wildlife abound and is home to Scotland’s highest mountain – Ben Nevis 1344m. Deepest Freshwater Loch – Loch Morar 310m, home to Morag a relative of Nessie! Longest Glen – The Great Glen 104km. Deepest Pothole – Uamh Nan Claig Ionn, Cave of the Skulls, pitches 5m, 12m, 6m and 9m. And the U.Ks most westerly mainland point – Ardnamurchan Peninsular. You can also take a boat trip from Oban to see Corryvrekan the third largest whirlpool in the world.
Scotland's Big Five
I am sure that most of you will be aware of the Loch Ness Monster, although we’ve not seen Nessie ourselves there is a very good exhibition at Drumnadrochit where you can find out more about the beastie.
A cousin of Nessie lives in Loch Morar, she is called Morag.
Loch Achtriochtan in Glencoe was the home to a water bull or tarbh uisge. These creatures were quite small, black and slippery, shaped like a bull and were apparently harmless.
And a bit nearer to home, a dragon lived on Beinn Bheithir (this mountain overlooks Ballachulish). She was partial to the unwary traveller, however when she had 7 young the locals got a bit worried. A young man called Charles managed to slay the dragon with the lure of a roast pig on a boat to which he set fire. The locals killed off the 7 young. All that can be seen now is the Dragon’s Tooth just behind the golf course.