Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Tour Scotland Winter Video Rannoch Moor



Tour Scotland Winter video of Rannoch Moor in the Highlands of Scotland. Rannoch Moor is a large expanse of around 50 square miles boggy moorland to the west of Loch Rannoch in Scotland, where it extends into Perthshire, Lochaber in Highland, and northern Argyll and Bute. When the West Highland Line was built across Rannoch Moor, its builders had to float the tracks on a mattress of tree roots, brushwood and thousands of tons of earth and ashes. Corrour railway station, the highest in Britain, is one of its most remote being 10 miles from the nearest public road, it is located on this section of the line at 1,339 feet. The line takes gentle curves totalling 23 miles across the moorland. The A82 road crosses western Rannoch Moor on its way to Glencoe and Fort William. In the Highlander novel, The Element of Fire, Duncan and Connor MacLeod track the antagonist Khordas to Rannoch Moor. There Duncan defeats Khordas' female companion, Nerissa. In the 1996 film Trainspotting, Tommy and the gang get off an Intercity train to get some fresh air on a hike at Corrour railway station, which is located on Rannoch Moor.

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