Islay's Glen Road Panorama Pictures

Whenever possible I try to find an excuse to drive the Glen Road to Bridgend, Bowmore and specially to Port Ellen in stead of the main road. The Glen Road starts at Ballygrant and ends near the Abattoir on the High Road. I love to drive the Glen Road, not to save some time, but because it's so quiet and lonely and there are ever changing views and light conditions on the hills and the glen. And besides that there is a lot to see, and hear. In the autumn rutting Red Deer can be heard and seen directly from the road if you are lucky, there are beautiful orchids flowering in the wetter and lower parts in spring, you can find geese in the fields near Cluanach, there are many farm animals and pigs, there is lots of wildlife too, you get some stunning views when it's clear, abandonded houses can be seen below the hills in the west and there is an ancient hill fort called Dun Nosebridge (first picture taken from the fort looking north). Most of the lands in this part of Islay, east of the Glen Road and a small part west of it, belongs to Dunlossit Estate, which can be seen by the various (farm)buildings which all have red gutters and down pipes. Speaking of which, the Estate Office of Dunlossit is located on the Glen Road as well as two standing stones, both at Knocklearoch farm.

To give you an idea of the beautiful views from the Glen Road I took many pictures in the autumn this year and created four new panorama images. The images below show only a small section of the panorama. They can be clicked on to open the full panorama view. Please enjoy!


Dun Nosebridge Hill Fort Panorama (click for full view)


Glen Road Panorama from just before Storakaig looking north (click for full view)


Robolls Hill from Glen Road Panorama (click for full view)


Robolls Hill - Ballygrant - Keills - Paps of Jura Panorama (click for full view)

Tag: panorama glen road photography storakaig robolls ballygrant dunlossit keills

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Spirit of Islay

Sunday, 02 November 2008
Great Piccys Ron ! Mel and Myself love that road , we always stop at the farm on the right (when driving from Ballygrant ) to see the pigs ! There's also the pigs of Dunlossit up there ( Mel loves pigs.....cue that's why she married me joke.....) . Lost count of the number of Deer we've seen close up on that road , and Birds of Prey.... Islays wild side we call it !

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ron

Sunday, 02 November 2008

Thanks Gordon, much appreciated. Two more fans of this very nice road and the pigs.... We are very keen on seeing the pigs as well and I think they like us too.... they always come running towards the fence. I wonder why though..... ;-)

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I'd rather be on Islay :-)

Spirit of Islay

Sunday, 02 November 2008
I put some Pics of the pigs from this summers trip on the Galleries on my site , under "Flora and Fauna" .

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ron

Sunday, 02 November 2008
They are cool, thanks! Also read about your 2008 dramabouts, quite a collection you had there :-)

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I'd rather be on Islay :-)

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