Of Lochs and Castles. In the footsteps of The Wolf

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Loch an Eilein

Cuairt an lorgan Alasdair Mòr Mac an Rìgh

In the forests of Rothiemurchus you can today find Osprey, Wild Cat, Capercaillie.

In Badenoch there once roamed a Wolf. He was the most blackest, the most evil character in Scotland’s history. 

Alexander Stewart, Alasdair Mòr Mac an Rìgh, The Wolf of Badenoch.

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(NB: Not the Wolf of Badenoch)

We explore two of his island castle strongholds.

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Loch an Eilein, am meadhan choille ghiuthais Chailleanach Rata Mhurchais.

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Snàmh goirid chun a chaisteal. Tha e na tobhta an-diugh, ballaichean ann, lusan a’ fàs. Uisge blàth, glan.

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‘S fhàda bhon a dh’fhàg Alasdair Mòr.

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A short drive North and we come across Loch nan Doirb.

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Another of The Wolf’s strongholds. Now a vast, wide, open ruin.

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An unexpected meeting with The Wild Highlanders, a group of outdoor swimmers. Nice Suprise.

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No, that’s cheating.

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Mar a tha mi a’ faireachdainn an deidh snàmh.

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