We left Oban that morning to go further in the Scottish Highlands, towards Fort Williams and the iconic Ben Nevis. We first stopped at Castle Stalker, famous for its appearance in the Monthy python film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It is known as “The Castle of Aaaaarrrrrrggghhh”:-) It was unfortunately too muddy to go down to the castle but the views from the viewing platform were already very satisfying.
When we arrived close to Ben Nevis, I wasn’t expecting so many cars… it was impossible for us to find a parking spot in the visitor center car park. The views in Glen Nevis were gorgeous and I understood why this spot was so popular.
We decided to go straight for food in the Glen Nevis restaurant and Le had the most amazing burger ever, according to him.
Hiking Ben Nevis wasn’t going to happen today, obviously the timing was bad and instead we drove towards Steall Falls, on a single and narrow dirt track. The parking was big enough to accommodate our car and the weather was lovely. The walk was delightful and the Nevis Gorge is just amazing. After walking through the woods, we entered in a grassy meadow where we could see the Steall Falls ahead across the meadow. The Steall Falls were very impressive, being the third highest falls in Scotland (105 metres).
On our way back to Fort Williams we stopped briefly at Inverlochy Castle. Although now a ruin this was one of the most important castles in Scottish history and is worth a visit.
That afternoon was really fun until it started to rain, then we decided to go our accommodation in Fort Williams, had a nap and woke up just on time for dinner. Gorg and Gruel was our choice for that night and the atmosphere and the food was very nice !
I hope everyone had a nice xmas ! Best wishes for the new year xx