Catch the sleeper from Euston and 11 hours later you can wake up at Bridge of Orchy, a tiny hamlet – a (wonderful) hotel and handful of houses – midway between Glasgow and Fort William. Like arriving on another planet, it’s surrounded by ‘Munroe’ (3000ft) peaks and the West Highland Way (A long distance footpath popular with walkers and mountain bikers) passes through.
Like with most parts of the Scottish Highlands you don’t go there for sunny weather, though on this occasion, it only really rained on the first day of three.
The summit of Beinn Dorain 3524 ft
A short storm gives way to a stunning rainbow
The imposing viaduct which supports the Fort William ‘main line’