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Glen Roy

Glen Roy

BGS/SNH Landscapes fashioned by geology series - Published 2004 ISBN 1 85397 360 2 pbk People have long been fascinated by the Parallel Roads of Lochaber. Were these striking horizontal lines on the hillsides of Glen Roy, Glen Gloy and Glen Spean formed by giants of old, as described in Gaelic myths? Are they natural or were they formed by human activity? Interest in the Parallel Roads continues to this day, both among earth scientists intrigued by the dramatic processes that shaped the landscape, and among modern travellers and tourists attracted by the natural wonder of the landforms. This booklet traces the story of the formation of the Parallel Roads – a remarkable story of ice-age glaciers, vast lakes and catastrophic floods. A must for anyone exploring the area.


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