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The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland, in Letters to Sir Walter Scott.

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Pages: 140

Language: English

Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: General Books LLC (17 Jan. 2012)

By: John Macculloch (Author)

This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1824. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ABERFOYLE, LOCH ARD, LOCH CHON, LOCH LOMOND. Bv pursuing the road along the side of Loch Cateran and crossing its waters, it is easy to reach the upper part of Loch Lomond, at a ferry which terminates that branch of the old military road which communicated with the garrison of Inversnaid, long since abandoned. But it offers few temptations: except to those who may wish to visit this wild country on account of its historical recollections, or to examine a cave on this remote part of Loch Lomond, said to have been one of the retreats of the noted Rob Roy. The same road will conduct to Aberfoyle, and there is also a road, across the hills, to this latter place: practicable, I must not say more, even for gigs, but in no respect interesting. The ordinary route to this village from Stirling, will introduce the traveller to the pleasing, though tame, Loch of Monteith, rendered additionally attractive by the ruins on its island, and by the magnificent trees which overshadow it. As far as the village of Aberfoyle, this pass into the Highlands is not very interesting: but some wild and pleasing scenes will be found in its neighbourhood: at the Duchra, and at other places which I need not specify. The great attraction, as I need scarcely say, is Loch Ard: Loch Chon, connected with it by the same river, being rarely visited, although not inferior to it in picturesque beauty, however differing in style. When I say that Loch Ard is a pleasing lake, it is the utmost praise which it seems to deserve: having very little decision of character, and scarcely presenting any variety of scenery. The best view of it is the first that is obtained: where a small portion only of the lake, nearly separated from the main body of the water by a wooded promontory, is seen: a bright and ...

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