Superb winter light at frozen Loch Glascarnoch
A frozen Loch Glascarnoch and winter hills in full snow cover - a rare combination of perfect conditions, no wind and good light!
Frozen Loch Glascarnoch
An aerial panorama looking westwards towards Am Faochagach, with An Teallach in the far distance.
Viewed from above Loch Glascarnoch, Am Faochagach takes centre stage, with Cona Mheall and Beinn Dearg to the left. Zoom in to see distant An Teallach and the far western end of the Fannichs.
The remains of the original road which ran through Glen Glascarnoch, before the loch was created, can be seen from the aerial viewpoint.
Beinn Dearg and Cona Mheall
Hovering above the frozen loch, Beinn Dearg and Cona Mheall sit in the far distance. The south ridge up to Cona Mheall provides an alternative ascent to the summit and provides airy views to Choire Ghranda far below.
With a temperature of -10°C as I left the car at the roadside, Loch Glascarnoch was completely frozen. Whilst it's very possible that the ice was thick enough to stand on, today wasn't the day for testing that theory! Sending the drone out low ver the ice allowed this low level shot looking back towards Beinn Dearg, Cona Mheall and Am Faochagach.
Snowy Am Faochagach
An aerial panorama, again low over the frozen surface of Loch Glascarnoch.
The low level aerial vista across Loch Glascarnoch.
This full 180° panorama takes in the old road on both sides of the photograph and provides some idea of the scale of this huge, man made loch. Opened in 1957, the dam and reservoir were created by the then North of Scotland Hydro Electric Board as part of the Conon Valley Hydro Electric Scheme. This scheme was one of many similar developments to bring power to remote north highland communities.
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