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Grand Tours of Scotland's Lochs

  • 2017
  • Season 1
  • 6 episodes
  • Documentary and factual
  • Nature

Summary

Paul Murton travels through the wilds surrounding Loch Etive, and also makes the journey from Loch Gairloch to Loch Maree.

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Episode 4: Through the Rough Bounds

Summary

Paul Murton travels into the secret heart of the Rough Bounds of Knoydart, by way of Loch nan Umbh, Loch Morar, Loch Nevis and Loch Arkaig. He lifts the lid on the area's secret connection with the celebrated SOE (Special Operations Executive), which Churchill hoped would "set Europe ablaze"

Review

“Just getting here can be something of an ordeal,” says Paul Murton, “no roads in or out.” He’s talking about Lochaber and, to be honest, long may it stay that way. This part of the north-west Highlands, including the Knoydart Peninsula, Lochs Nevis and Hourn (“heaven” and “hell” in Gaelic) and Loch Arkaig, has been popular for clandestine military operations for centuries – from Bonnie Prince Charlie to the SOE during the Second World War. But the stunning views of mountain, moor and water succeed in stopping Murton in his tracks: “I’ve found paradise,” he grins. Some of the locals might agree: one smallholder even grows figs and apricots in her polytunnel. It’s just glorious.

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  • Episode 4

    Through the Rough Bounds

    Summary

    Paul Murton travels into the secret heart of the Rough Bounds of Knoydart, by way of Loch nan Umbh, Loch Morar, Loch Nevis and Loch Arkaig. He lifts the lid on the area's secret connection with the celebrated SOE (Special Operations Executive), which Churchill hoped would "set Europe ablaze"

    Review

    “Just getting here can be something of an ordeal,” says Paul Murton, “no roads in or out.” He’s talking about Lochaber and, to be honest, long may it stay that way. This part of the north-west Highlands, including the Knoydart Peninsula, Lochs Nevis and Hourn (“heaven” and “hell” in Gaelic) and Loch Arkaig, has been popular for clandestine military operations for centuries – from Bonnie Prince Charlie to the SOE during the Second World War. But the stunning views of mountain, moor and water succeed in stopping Murton in his tracks: “I’ve found paradise,” he grins. Some of the locals might agree: one smallholder even grows figs and apricots in her polytunnel. It’s just glorious.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterPaul Murton
    UnknownHarry Bell
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