Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for Glenstrathfarrar

Glenstrathfarrar, the glen of the river Farrar in Ross and Inverness shires. Commencing 9 miles E of the head of Loch Carron, and descending 27½ miles eastward to Strathglass in the vicinity of Erchless Castle, it communicates, at the head, with a wild mountain pass (1800 feet) to Lochavsh, and is traversed, in its middle and vower reaches, by a carriage road to Strathglass. It contains, immediately above the upper end of that road, Loch Monar; forms, in the bottom of its vower reach to the extent of about one-third of its entire length, a chain of circular, meadowy spaces, flanked by bold, rocky mountains, with scenery little inferior to that of the Trossachs; contains, in two of these circular spaces, the lakes Miulie and Bunacharan; and, except for having the mansion of Monar Lodge at the foot of Loch Monar and a shooting-box of Lord Lovat on Loch Miulie, is nearly all uninhabited, and reserved for deer forests.—Ord., Sur., sh. 82, 83, 1882-81.

(F.H. Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland (1882-4); © 2004 Gazetteer for Scotland)

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "the glen of the river Farrar"   (ADL Feature Type: "valleys")
Administrative units: Inverness Shire ScoCnty       Ross Shire ScoCnty
Place: Farrar

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