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The Devils Staircase in the Gloaming. by BusterBrownBB The Devils Staircase in the Gloaming. by BusterBrownBB
A fair walk, to someone as unfit as I am. The Devil's Staircase is a spectacular place to see.

The Aonach Eagach is a rocky ridge lying to the north of Glen Coe in the Scottish Highlands, boasting two Munro summits. In length the full ridge continues for 10 km from the Pap of Glencoe at the west to the eastern end at the Devil's Staircase.
The Devil's Staircase, A path known as the Devil's Staircase crosses the range about 6 km east of Meall Dearg. Today, as part of the West Highland Way, it is used primarily by walkers and mountain bikers travelling between Kinlochleven and Glencoe.
The Devil's Staircase was given its name by the soldiers who were part of the road building programme of General Wade, because of the difficulties of carrying building materials up that stretch of the road. Later, however, the road lived up to its name when workers building the Blackwater Dam chose to travel to the Kingshouse Hotel after they had been paid, rather than walking down to Kinlochleven. The journey to the pub often proved to be more difficult than they realised and on the return trip, after a few drinks on a cold winter's night, the devil often ”claimed his own“.
In 1692, the path was the approach route for the (apparently delayed) troops coming from Kinlochleven to provide reinforcements for theMassacre of Glencoe.
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Nariane Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
I love the picture and the story.  I'm adding this to "a trail I need to hike" list :D
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BusterBrownBB Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you young lady ;)

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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
This is great BB, I love the information too. I have been to The Kingshouse Hotel, I loved it. It is beautiful and in such an amazing location too! :-)
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