Mountains within easy reach of Camerons Cottage
There are two good mountain visits - both about one hours drive away from Camerons.
Go up in a gondola up Aonach Mor - part of the Ben Nevis range. An all seasons attraction travelling in a gondola up 2150 ft beside Ben Nevis. There are mountain walks, restaurants, mountain biking and winter ski area.
Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles at 1344m [4408ft]. It rises steeply above Glen Nevis to the southeast of the bustling town of Fort William. It is classed as a Munro - the name given to mountains in Scotland over 914.4m [3000ft]. The list is frequently revised but currently 284 peaks are considered to be Munros. Collecting Munros - or 'Munro-bagging' by climbing them - is now a popular sport.
Aviemore & the Cairngorms
Journey up the Cairngorm Mountains on the funicular railway 9 miles from Aviemore.
The Cairngorm Funicular is the country's highest and fastest mountain railway with panoramic views from the terrace of the Ptarmigan Restaurant at the top. There is a 'Shop at the Top' and a good informative mountain exhibition with film shows. Great fun watching the skiers...some good and some not so good.
The loch at the bottom (Loch Morlich) is an ideal place for a picnic - tables provided. Also a good chance to see an eagle soaring over The Cairngorms - we saw one while we were having a picnic.
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