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Black Lochs Circuit, Connel
Black Lochs Circuit, Connel

Black Lochs Circuit, Connel

Rating out of 5: 3

Source: Black Lochs circuit, Connel (Walkhighlands)

Reasons:

The route in general is a very nice one. Starting from Connel it is easy to reach if you spend a couple of days in Oban itself.

I really enjoyed this route with it being a lovely sunny day it was just perfect for a walk (and I even got a sunburn…). However, I only rate this route a 3 out of 5 with a reason, much of this route is walked on roads, though the most part of road walking is on very rural roads there is also a fair stretch of walking right next to the busy A85.

I took the walk the other way round and started off with the rural road part which wasn’t too bad, but you still have to be careful… though there are not many cars driving by the ones who did when I walked the road, were driving pretty quickly and with the roads being small and a constant up and down you are easy to miss, so you constantly have to be on a watch which takes away some of the enjoyment of walking in that beautiful scenery.

The parts after the road I enjoyed a lot as well, before the tracks become paths you will be able to befriends some of the local sheep and then you will start to see the black lochs, which in my case made for an amazing picture. With the clouds of rain being not too far away and at times stealing the sunlight, the reflection on the lochs was just mystical, something I personally like a lot.

You will soon emerge onto a track again and will pass a couple of farms before descending back into Connel where soon the stretch along the A85 will follow which might be noisy but offers great views up to the Connel Bridge.

It all in all is a lovely route which you should be careful when doing with young kids or your dogs, whom or whatever could run off.

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