Loch An Eileen, near Aviemore
By - fin186
Loch an Eileen, oh I swear what he means, at this moment..
*stomps* Loch an! Eileen too loo rye ay
Exact same thought. I don’t know if we’re the great minds that think alike or the fools that seldom differ.
Beat me to it, fucking hell I'm 12 hours late
The wee castle (ruins?) in the middle of the loch is lovely too, though my cousin didn’t think so when we left her there 🤷🏽♂️
Been there. One of the most beautiful places in the world IMHO. Except midges, them little nasty fuckers.
omg this - idk why they were especially brutal around there
Stagnant water. they're always worst around Lochs
> Except midges, them little nasty fuckers.
The original [hooligans](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooliganism#Etymology).
> ... it was said ... that the English commander-in-chief during the Jacobite rising of 1745, General Wade, misheard the local Scots Gaelic word for midge—*meanbh-chuileag*—and coined the word hooligan to describe his fury and frustration at the way the tiny biting creatures made the life of his soldiers and himself a misery; this derivation may be apocryphal.
Apocryphal, but also very believable.
>There are several theories regarding the origin of the word hooliganism, which is a derivative of the word hooligan. The Compact Oxford English Dictionary states that the word may have originated from the surname of a rowdy Irish family in a music hall song of the 1890s. Clarence Rook, in his 1899 book, Hooligan Nights, wrote that the word came from Patrick Hoolihan (or Hooligan), an Irish bouncer and thief who lived in London.
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Was here a few days ago, great little walk around the loch looks good for swimming too.
Will be up there in a few weeks. Hope the weather stays sunny .
Is it the same as 'Loch an Eilein'? That's the spelling that comes up on Google. I want to go camping this weekend, everywhere is so busy though! Wonder if this beautiful place is the same.
It's very close to Aviemore and Rothiemurcus, so I would imagine it'll be packed.
Loch an Eilein and Loch Morlich are very popular spots for family day-trips. If you want solitude then you will have to go more remote than that.
I live in Edinburgh and probably want to go somewhere closer to here anyway. But everywhere is packed because of the weather and pandemic, I'll probably just camp in my backgarden.
Many locations are packed only because people lack imagination. They want camping spots that are within 20 metres of a car park so they don't have far to carry their 12-pack of Tennent's and 5kg Tesco tent (that they will probably leave behind along with their empty cans). Edinburgh is surrounded by many places to wild camp - the Pentland Hills, Moorfoot Hills, and Lammermuir Hills. You just need to be prepared to travel a bit further to get away from the crowd.
There are loads of resources that will help you find a decent camping spot - [WalkHighlands](https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lothian/) (maps/routes), [Ordnance Survey](https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk) (maps), Google (maps/photos/streetview), Bing maps (better aerial imagery than Google). Use these to find somewhere obscure that requires a car/bus/train journey and a walk of at least a couple of miles, and I can almost guarantee you'll have the place to yourself. Also, if you find a great spot, don't tell anyone about it!
Aww cheers pal 👌
Yes, OP just made a spelling mistake… or was playing a subtle game to reap karma from Come On Eileen jokes.
Loch an Eilein = Loch of the Island.
(Island = Eilean in Gaelic but in the genitive, ie a possessive case, like in “…of the…” it is “eilein”)
Am currently doing Gàidhlig on Duolingo, I knew of Eilean but not Eilein! Thanks!
too loo rye yay
Looks similar to the eastern sierras in Northern California
Reminds me of the smokies in North Carolina, too:
Truly lovely bit of the world
Photos really can’t do that place justice. Proper stunnin
It’s beautiful but I’m not sure I can trust a pretty Scottish loch again ever since I found out about that one full of leeches.
This looks amazing, this is totally on my list. Thank you for the picture