The Road to Skyfall

When you get to a place and you think “I have been here before” but you know that you haven’t, then either the place looks eerily similar to one to which you have been (like most of the seaside towns in Britain look similar), or you have been watching a movie too often.

Walking the West Highland Way in Scotland, I came into this valley that cuts through some mountains close to Glencoe.

Glencoe Skyfall 1

Glencoe Skyfall 2

Glencoe Skyfall 3If you have the same taste in movies as I do, you will easily have recognized this road from the finale of Skyfall, where James Bond and M return to Bond’s birthplace in Scotland. (A click on the photo below will take you to the video.)

Skyfall road Scotland scene

And finally, this is me exploring the scene and wondering how many hikers pass this place every day who are oblivious to the fact that a piece of art was filmed where they are treading along with a heavy rucksack:

Glencoe Skyfall Andreas Moser(C) for all photos – except the Skyfall screenshot, of course: Andreas Moser

About Andreas Moser

Travelling the world and writing about it. I have degrees in law and philosophy, but I'd much rather be a journalist, a spy or a hobo.
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20 Responses to The Road to Skyfall

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  2. These pictures are just incredibly beautiful.

    • The whole West Highland Way, the walk from Glasgow to Fort William, was actually very beautiful. Scotland has some breathtaking scenery. I’ll post more photos soon.

  3. Maryam says:

    How could you take a photo of yourself when you are standing there!!??

  4. Mal Ta says:

    OMG! did you delete my comment?!

  5. Matteo says:

    Great photos! Skyfall was an excellent movie. Love your blog.

  6. Very intriguing set of photos. I have not seen that movie, but now it’s a must!

  7. nednerbc says:

    That looks like a very pretty place. Watching Skyfall made me want to go to Scotland. How long of a hike was it?

    • The whole West Highland Way is 154 km, which took 5 days. I’ll post photos of the whole walk soon. It includes many different landscapes, from beautiful lakes to lush forests to mountains. I was really amazed by the beauty of Scotland. For those who don’t want to walk, I recommend the train from Glasgow to Fort William.

  8. keywestkeely says:

    Thank you so much for sharing these stunning photos, Andreas!

  9. Kavita Joshi says:

    awesome pics and good angle of pics too..seems like a good place to visit if I ever travel that part of the world

  10. Arianwen says:

    Ha! That’s pretty cool! I’m in New Zealand at the moment and have many pictures of me in specific locations from Lord of the Rings. It’s surprisingly fun, isn’t it?!

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