September 1, 2023

Loch Ossian, Corrour - September 2023

fine art print, framed print, Photographic Trip, Travel, Scotland, Scottish Highlands

Trip of a Lifetime

Loch Ossian lies on the north eastern edge of Rannoch Moor on the Corrour estate in the Scottish Highlands. Nearest access is from Corrour railway station on the scenic West Highland line. The SYHA eco hostel can be found on the western end of the loch. The three Munros that are easily accessible are Beinn na Lap, Sgor Gairbhre and Carn Dearg. I spent a special three nights at the hostel with my daughter and father, a trip he's wanted to share with us for many years. Three generations who each enjoy the outdoors and the beauty of the Highlands. I popped out early on Saturday with my morning cuppa the mist was hanging over the loch and the sun had just begun to rise. I'd taken my little Sony A6000 and Samyang 18mm f2.8 lens, a small piece of kit that didn't take up too much space in my rucksack. The light and atmosphere were rather special and I'm so glad I'd packed them.

Sunday was my hillwalking rest day, so I took a mile-long stroll from the hostel to the Corrour Station House, the UK's remotest restaurant. A roaring fire, and great coffee (or two) with cake awaited me. The light was quite gloomy but incredibly beautiful and atmospheric. Some special memories of a special place, if you look closely you can see the hostel tucked away in a clump of trees at the end of the burn.