Paul Murton explores a choice selection of lochs from the 31,000 that adorn Scotland. Travelling from the wilds of the west coast to the Grampian Mountains, Paul discovers the secrets of these iconic features of the Scottish landscape, which are deep enough in places to drown Britain's tallest building As he crosses the country, he meets an engaging cast of characters who live along the shores of our great waterways, uncovering intriguing tales from the past, and experiencing the glories and variety of the ever changing scene.
Legends of the West Paul Murton explores the wilds of Loch Etive, from the spectacular tidal race of the Falls of Lora.
Shelter from the Storm Paul travels from Loch Gairloch to Loch Maree, a grand tour that includes meeting the king and queen of Isloni.
Taming the Wilde Paul begins his Grand Tour with a chilly swim across Loch Ba high on Rannoch Moor, struggles against the elements while trainspotting and meets some veteran Tunnel Tigers - men who tunnelled deep inside the Grampians, diverting water to hydroelectric schemes.
Through the Rough Bounds Paul travels into the secret heart of the Rough Bounds of Knoydart by way of Loch nan Umbh, Loch Morar, Loch Nevis and Loch Arkaig.
A Rock and a Hard Place Paul embarks on a grand tour from Lairg on Loch Shin to Lochinver and, finally, to the summit of Suilven - the sugarloaf mountain.
The Enchanted Land Paul explores some lochs close to Scotland's densely populated central belt. Starting on the banks of the most famous lake in Scotland - the Lake of Menteith - Paul wanders through an enchanting landscape, visiting Loch Ard, Loch Arklet, Loch Katrine and Loch Achray, before climbing a mountain in miniature, Ben Venue.
Actually quite interesting
- Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs: Series 1 review by rh
Despite thinking this was a mis-spelling of Merton I found Paul Murton's guide to the lochs pretty good. A few places we recognised and yet were still pleasantly surprised to find out interesting new tales. He even mentions the midgies.