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Outlander

Location for the standing stones used in the hit series Outlander

Ben Alder

One area that I have always had on my to do list since I can remember was Ben Alder and Loch Ericht, It is one of the more remote locations for hill walkers and us photographers. But for me it is now one of the more local mountains..! Having done my research for ease of access pouring over the OS maps I decided to just do a recce last Saturday to check out the lie of the land for direction of light etc, it was a short drive along Loch Rannoch of about 9 miles then a walk along forestry commission tracks until I hit open moorland with land rover tracks all the way to Loch Ericht which took about 2 1/2 hours. This is part of the Ben Alder estate and a new hut had been put up by the loch and a

Hidden gem.

Having now lived a month in my new home in Kinloch Rannoch I have been out and about exploring the area most days and at all times of the day from sunrise which at the moment is about 4.30am or sunset around 9.40pm and this is nearly a month after the longest day.. what I like most is its all within walking or cycling distance from my front door, such a change from living in Northamptonshire with a minimum drive of 8 hours. I am still getting used to the fact I actually live up here now having spent the last 25 years or so up and down the M6, M74 etc, its been a long time coming and thanks to my previous employer relocating us to South Wales or take redundancy I chose the latter with its pay