Roy Bridge

      Roy Bridge is a village with hotels, bar/restaurants and a camping and caravanning site on the River Spean. The Parallel Roads of Glen Roy are unique geological features left by a glacial lake.


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Mallaig/Fort William, Glasgow Queen Street Summer evening service arriving to pick up passengers at Roy Bridge Station.







Between Tulloch and Roy Bridge the line shares the narrow route of the River Spean where it flows through the Monessie gorge. A spectacular place after heavy rain and snow melt when the river forms a foaming torrent which can reach the footings of the protecting railings at the side of the line. In normal weather and after a dry summer the waters of the River Spean are diverted at the Laggan Dam, through 14 miles of tunnels under the Grey Corrie mountains, to the aluminium smelter at Fort William. For most of the time only a small trickle of compensation water remains in the gorge, as when the picture below was taken in mid October 2014.

The Caledonian Sleeper to London Euston (Fort William departure 19.50) passing near Roy Bridge in July with the mountain Aonach Mhor in the background. Aonach Mhor is the location for the Nevis Range Skii facility and visitors can take a gondala lift up this mountain for spectacular views of Ben Nevis and westwards across Loch Eil to the mountains of Kintail and as far as the Cuillin mountains on the Isle of Skye.

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