Morar

     

Morar Station’s rail approach is made by crossing the A830 Fort William to Mallaig road. The level crossing signs can be viewed in the above picture. Immediately across from the station is the Morar Hotel and historically this was a very busy station in the summer with holiday makers arriving by train for their summer holidays. Morar is famous for its white sandy beaches – ‘The Silver Sands of Morar’, beautiful views across to the Small Isles (Rum, Eigg, Muck & Canna) and the spectacular sunsets. All the beaches are very accessible and the whole area is also well supplied with camping and caravan sites and small hotels to cater for visitors.

Morar Station from the road.

A ScotRail, Fort William to Mallaig service approaches the level crossing at the end of the Station platform.

ScotRail service crosses the River Morar viaduct

The Jacobite Steam train approaching Morar Station.

Loch Morar. Please Click for a wide view

The River Morar is probably Scotland’s shortest river (approx. 1km). It also drains Scotland’s deepest Loch – Loch Morar. To add to this Loch Morar has a cousin of ‘Nessie’, the Loch Ness monster, called ‘Morag’. The area surrounding Loch Morar has wild and spectacular scenery which provides an alternative and more energetic attraction to the beautiful coastline. In the picture above of the steam train approaching Morar, the estuary (‘Camus Aird‘) of the River Morar and beyond the mouth of the estuary lies the ‘Sound of Sleat’ and in the far distance the Island of Rum and the Rum Cuillin moutains.

The ‘Jacobite’ travelling towards Mallaig, 1/2km south of Morar.

K4 locomotive with a special charter 4.5km south of Morar, travelling towards Arisaig.