Glas-allt-Shiel by jamibann

Glas-allt-Shiel

This lodge sits on the edge of Loch Muick, at the foot of Lochnagar, and is a well known beauty spot in the area. It was built in 1868 by Queen Victoria, and she called it her 'widow's house'. She used it to 'escape' from the world following the death of her husband Albert. It is now owned by HRH Queen Elizabeth II. Despite its Royal heritage, there is an bothy at the back of the lodge which can be used any time by hillwalkers and backpackers. Apparently when Royal parties are visiting the lodge, backpackers can still use the bothy, but are asked to be discreet.

You can walk right past the front of the house, or take either the low road or the high road on the opposite side of the loch. We chose the high road on Saturday, which gave us great views down.

Happy December, folks!
Fantastic!
December 1st, 2020  
Gorgeous colours.
December 1st, 2020  
OMG what a fabulous hide away she had! Stunning view from on high!
December 1st, 2020  
Fav
December 1st, 2020  
What an amazing scene :)
December 1st, 2020  
What a beautiful spot - remote today and even more so in 1868 before the 'infernal combustion' engine had been invented.
December 1st, 2020  
Absolutely stunning shot of this iconic lodge. I would fav it twice over if I could.
December 1st, 2020  
You captured so much in this photo and the background story makes it even better.
December 1st, 2020  
Bep
Fantastic capture. Fav.
December 1st, 2020  
Great shadows capturing the low sun
December 1st, 2020  
Great photo and looks like a wonderful hide away. Fav
December 1st, 2020  
Wonderful, fav
December 1st, 2020  
What a hidden gem! Surrounded by all those trees,you would need a bit of security there I think! How strange it would be just to walk past there & the Queen having a BBQ. Cathy & co did that walk last year I think...I remember her telling us the same thing. No one in residence at Balmoral then though. Fave.
December 1st, 2020  
Spectacular!...and beautifully vivid colours. What a royal gem!
December 1st, 2020  
Amazing capture.
December 1st, 2020  
VML the tones and shades...and all that Glas-alt-shiel protects and shares.
December 1st, 2020  
What a stunning place and so good that walkers are still allowed to use the bothy at all times.
December 1st, 2020  
Absolutely stunning!
December 1st, 2020  
Wow what a gorgeous view!
December 1st, 2020  
Gorgeous
December 2nd, 2020  
I like the height you captured. I find it curious how the thick trees immediately surround the home and fall off to what looks like no vegetation.
December 2nd, 2020  
Fabulous!
December 2nd, 2020  
Nice little cottage. Great shot.
December 2nd, 2020  
@casablanca Thank you! :-)
December 2nd, 2020  
gorgeous shot, fab colours and reflections. fav
December 2nd, 2020  
Beautiful capture fav
December 3rd, 2020  
So scenic, love the calm water and its reflections.
December 3rd, 2020  
What a wonderful pov showing the beautiful setting for the lodge.
a lovely setting and thanks for the info.
December 4th, 2020  
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