Glen Lyon on Film

Wildlife, Walks and Wonder

Victoria walking into Glen Lyon

When I was a child my mother would sit on the beach (obviously in an endless summer haze), taking photos on her Olympus Trip 35 of us playing in the sand.

My Mums Olympus Trip 35 

The camera came into my hands a few weeks ago and I took it on a trip to Glen Lyon, Perth and Kinross, with my friend Victoria.

Every piece of tourist information I came across about Glen Lyon assures me that Sir Walter Scott described this Glen as the “…longest, loneliest and loveliest glen in Scotland.” I am yet to find out exactly where he said this but I agree with at least two of his statements. Although that fluctuated throughout the trip from one to all three.

Loch Lyon at the far west end of the Glen

And if you are wondering if Glen Lyon is actually the longest Glen in Scotland then have a look at all the debates online. Quite fascinating if you are interested in Geomorphology or if you are confused, as the Great Glen runs for 65 miles.

But whatever the geographical and literary truths are, the fact is Glen Lyon (and the road over the Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve) are spectacular and wild. A perfect place to visit where you will experience great walking, wildlife, mountains, rivers and lochs. All within a 28 mile enclosed glen.

The Loch Lyon Dam built in the 1950’s

For more information about how to access Glen Lyon, where to stay and what else to do in the area, take a look at the Visit Scotland Website for Perth and Kinross.


Spot the van 
Small Lochans and beautiful views from the Kerrowmore woods
Not quite ‘wild swimming’ in the pools of the Allt baile a’ mhuilinn
Views from the Glen Lyon tea room and post office, Bridge of Balgie

Camera: Olympus Trip 35. You can read a great review of this camera here

Film: Fuji 400 Superia



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