Retrace your steps back to the shores of Loch Lomond and head north to Crianlarich, then north through the Ben Nevis and Glen Coe National Scenic Area. The majestic mountain scenery is as famous as the events which took place at Glencoe in 1692. A stunning new visitor centre can be found at Inverigan where the whole bloody story unfolds in a memorable audio-visual experience.
A mile or so north of Fort William, leave your car at Benavie and walk along the canal, passing Neptune's Staircase, a series of eight locks built in 1822. At Torcastle Farm you will find the ruins of Tor Castle. In 1291 the direct Chattan family line ended and the female heir, Eva, daughter of Dougall Dall of Clan Chattan in Lochaber, (the area around Fort William), married Angus Mackintosh, 6th Laird of Mackintosh. He became the captain of Clan Chattan and lived in Tor Castle. There was much feuding between the Mackintoshes and Clan Cameron and the castle was occupied by Camerons from 1528 to 1650.
Travel a few miles north to Achnacarry, passing through Gairlochy which is the site of the Battle of Killicrankie in 1689. Then, travel east along the A86; you will pass along the shores of Loch Laggan and on to the village of Laggan itself. Clan Chattan occupied the lands from Laggan to Inverness - these were the ancient lands of Badenoch, Strathspey, Strathearn and Strathnairn. During the Scottish Wars of Independence the Captain of Clan Chattan supported the victorious Robert the Bruce, and as a reward was granted lands in Badenoch which had been forfeited by the Comyns, Bruce's enemies. The hit BBC drama series Monarch of the Glen is set in the Highlands in fictitious Glenbogle, but it was actually filmed in Laggan and the surrounding area. If time allows, explore the peaceful countryside to see a variety of wildlife including possibly, golden eagles, ospreys, red deer and pine martin.