Doug Shepherd

Doug Shepherd

Posted on 06/14/2017


Photo taken on May 20, 2012

1/500 f/4.0 12.0 mm ISO 80

Canon PowerShot SX210 IS



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Bonnie Glen Affric

Bonnie Glen Affric
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Glen Affric (Scottish Gaelic: Gleann Afraig) is a glen south-west of the village of Cannich in the Highland region of Scotland, some 15 miles (24 km) to the west of Loch Ness. The River Affric runs along its length, passing through Loch Affric and Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin (Loch Benevean).

The area is a Caledonian Forest Reserve, a National Scenic Area and a National Nature Reserve. Often described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland, it contains one of the largest ancient Caledonian pinewoods in Scotland as well as lochs, moorland and mountains. The track in the picture forms part of the 18 km Loch Affric circuit walk.

Affric Lodge – (see link) www.ipernity.com/doc/cardiganieuan/43461028 the hunting lodge built by Lord Tweedmouth – is located on a peninsula in Loch Affric, while a Scottish Youth Hostels Association hostel is further up the glen at remote Alltbeithe.

The glen is part of the Affric/Beauly hydroelectric scheme, constructed by the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board. Loch Mullardoch, in the neighbouring Glen Cannich, is dammed, and a 5 km tunnel carries water to Loch Benevean, which has also been dammed. From there, another tunnel takes water to Fasnakyle power station, near Cannich.

Andy Rodker, @ngélique ♥, Nitro76, Boarischa Krautmo and 9 other people have particularly liked this photo


17 comments - The latest ones
Danielle
Danielle
Très intéressant à lire et quelle image si Admirable***********
5 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Danielle
Many thanks for your visit and kind comments Danielle.

Best wishes, Doug
5 months ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Very nice!
5 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Thank you Cheryl, glad that you like it.

Best wishes, Doug
5 months ago.
S Drury
S Drury
Another lovely shot from Glen Affric Doug .. and good information added also ... we stayed at cabins in Cannich on our visit and very nice too :))

Best wishes ... steve
5 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to S Drury
Thanks once again Steve, glad that you like it. I remember passing through Cannich on the was to Glen Affric, must say it looked a good place to base yourself.

All the best, Doug
5 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
GORGEOUS landscape, Doug ********
5 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
Thank you very much Marie-claire. I'm happy that you like it.

Best regards, Doug
5 months ago.
Johanna
Johanna
great capture of this nice landscape , indeed !
5 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Johanna
Many thanks for your kind appreciation Johanna.

Best wishes, Doug
5 months ago.
Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew
Do you see yon high hills
All covered with snow
They hae pairted mony's a true love
And they'll soon pairt us twa

Busk, busk, bonny lassie
And come alang wi me
And I'll tak ye tae Glen Isla
Near bonny Glen Shee

Do you see yon shepherds,
As they walk alang
Wi their plaidies pulled aboot them
And their sheep they graze on

Do you see yon sodjers
As they all march alang
Wi their muskets on their shouders
And their broadswords hinging doon

Do you see yon high hills
All covered with snow
They hae pairted mony's a true love
And they'll soon pairt us twa

.............. this song came in my mind when I saw the photo and read the title Doug ;)
Don´t know if it means this area!
Thanks for sharing your photo!

Have a nice day

Tanja
5 months ago. Edited 5 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Tanja - Loughcrew
Thanks very much for the visit and taking the time to find this poem/song. I imagine it could refer to almost any part of the Scottish Highlands at the time it was written. There is, however, a reference to Glen Isla and Glen Shee (now a skiing centre), which are located approximately 90-100 km southeast of Glen Affric. The reference to shepherds (we get everywhere!) is interesting as there are no sheep in Glen Affric now because of the Glen's protected status.

Have a good evening, Doug
5 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
Gorgeous, Doug !!
5 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
Thanks very much Marie-claire, glad that you like it.

Best wishes,Doug
5 months ago.
Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker
I somehow missed this Doug, but seen in 'Hillwalking ...'
A very fine view and shot!
Best wishes
Andy
4 months ago.
Doug Shepherd has replied to Andy Rodker
Many thanks for the visit and kind comments Andy, always welcome.

Best wishes, Doug
4 months ago.