Banavie

156banavie 110908 no1 copy.jpgBanavie (Banbhaidh) station is adjacent to Neptune's Staircase, a set of locks on the Caledonian Canal which crosses Scotland linking Loch Linnhe and the Atlantic Coast of Scotland with Inverness and the North Sea via Loch Ness. There is a hotel with bar/restaurant near the station. Picture shows the 08.30 Fort William - Mallaig train just leaving Banavie station, where it immediately crosses the Caledonian Canal via a swing bridge.


 Looking down the 'staircase' from near the mid point. The staircase consists of 8 locks and is the longest in Britain. It was an early 19th century feat of engineering and an outstanding example of Thomas Telfords many achievements.

 The frozen top basin in winter with Ben Nevis and Aonach Mor behind.

 

 

 

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