The Bridge of Death. The Gorge of Eternal Peril. These aren’t real places – they’re scenes from Monty Python and the Holy Grail. But they had to be filmed somewhere, and Glen Coe was the perfect location. The remains of an extinct supervolcano that erupted 420 million years ago, Glen Coe is a valley in the Scottish Highlands, formed by the path of a glacier back in the last Ice Age. Pretty cool, right?
This is typical Highland landscape: lofty peaks and toothed ridges, peat bogs and rugged moorland, waterfalls and freshwater lochs. Cotton grass and bog myrtle grow on the valley floor, while the higher reaches of the hills are wild with moss heath and willow scrub. The River Coe meanders through the glen, and the A82 – one of the most iconic roads in Scotland – winds its way alongside it.
This design shows the scene from right at the head of the glen. Craggy mountains rise to the left, with the A32 snaking through the moorland – a beautiful scene to enjoy as you dry the dishes!